We have one missionary at Visakha District. His name is Devakumar Sabbavarapu. He is suffering from Anklosing Spondilytis, because of this he cannot stand straight, there is bent from his hip. His father is also a Pastor and mother is home maker. He has tow younger sibling one brother and one Sister. Pastor Devakumar did his under graduate course from Andhra University, Vizag and theologial course at Bible League, Hyderabad

About His Ministry

He was born and brought up in a Hindu family, they belongs to Tribal caste one of the downtrodden caste in India. His father accepted Jesus Christ as his personnel Savior, and then he led his family. Thus Devakumar accepted Christ at an early age.

After completing his B.Sc he waited upon the Lord for guidance and accepted the challenge to be His servant. Being a Tribal he can get a Government job very easily and lead a prosperous life, but he decided to suffer for Christ.

Pastor Devakumar is ministering in 3 villages.

Ayynnapalem having a population of 300 people, because of his ministry the Christian population is 50. There is only one Church lead by Pastor Devakumar. GCBC celebrated Christmas Eve in this village and distributed blankets

Chandrayyapet a village having total population of 800 people and only 20 Christians with only one Church of ours and rest of them are Hindus. Pastor Devakumar purchased a land with the help of that small Christian group, now he wants to build a Church there.

Gollalapalem having a population of 500, now 15 people accepted Christ and became Christians all of them are Baptized.

Prayer Request

  • 1. For his health and finance for his treatment.
  • 2. For his sister’s Job and Marriage. She did her M.C.A (Masters in Computer Applications).
  • 3. Pray for the Church building Construction at Chandrayyapeta.
  • 4. Pray for the land and Church Construction at Gollalapalem.
  • 5. Pray for the outreach ministry. He is covering 30 villages with Gospel.
  • 6.Pray for his marriage, he wants his life partner should be ministry minded and also concern for him because of his illness.
  • 7.Pray for his Financial Needs,
  • 8.His Medical Bill Rs 8000/- Per Month. Pray for his 02 Hip Surgeries and spinal cord L2,3 & L4.
  • 9.Food & Other Family Needs Rs 15000/- Per Month.