Bishop's Letter - Mission Festival It was September 27,1947 when the Church of South India was born and Madras took the pride of opening the first leaf in the history of CSI.
Therefore it is imperative that the Diocese of Madras should always take the lead in expanding the kingdom of God through its Mission. Today the Diocese of Madras stands very high in its membership of more than 3.5 lakh people. But the Lord has envisioned the Diocese to launch out its Mission of taking the Light of the Gospel of Christ to the uttermost parts of this Diocese through the work of more than a hundred Missionaries specially trained for the task of Evangelism.
The theme for the Mission Festival is very appropriate for the task of the Mission of the Church 'Step by Step in His Steps.' The whole Diocese, both the Clergy and the Laity have been envisioned of the need to walk in the footsteps of the Greatest Evangelist the world has ever seen, who is Christ our Lord. Therefore the Church is motivated to follow the methods of Evangelism taught by the Lord to meet the people in their own place and to share the love of Christ and His saving power, thus bringing them into the Body of Christ through baptism.
The Mission Festival helps bring the people of God in villages, towns and the city of our Diocese come into closer bonds and make the Diocese as a great movement bringing life to the Church at large.
It is my prayer that the Lord may crown the efforts of the Director and the Missionaries fulfill the Vision and the Mission of the Diocese in the days to come. Maranatha!