Kingdom Triumph over COVID in South Asia

Stories of Transformation

Chiranjeevi is a New Generations DMM Coordinator who oversees 10 DMM Catalysts in Telangana, and 23 DMM Catalysts in Andhra Pradesh.  The work in this very difficult area is among both the High Caste and the Backward Caste. Chiranjeevi is a sweet-spirited, soft-spoken man but possesses the heart of a lion for the cause of the kingdom!

When COVID-19 began to ravage India, the government responded with extreme lockdowns, including a restriction on any form of travel beyond two kilometers from residences. For the majority of the people, the risk of starving under this restriction was greater than the risk of dying from COVID-19.

Faced with this impossible situation, toward the end of 2020, Chiranjeevi did what he thought Jesus would do and began to risk delivering food to those in need up to four kilometers from his house. He made many successful trips but eventually, he was arrested for being outside the restricted limits. He was released fairly quickly, but, tragically, the police confiscated his car (the main tool of his ministry) along with the food he was delivering and the money to buy more.

Disappointed, but not deterred, Chiranjeevi continued to deliver food to the needy and encouraged others on his team to do the same. One of his teammates responded to the challenge by purchasing, cooking, and distributing large pots of rice and dal in front of his house every day to anyone in need. During the COVID-19 crisis, Chiranjeevi and his team helped provide life-saving support to over 2,000 families!

God honored their service and sacrifice with Kingdom advance! At the end of 2020, there were 301 churches among their 27 pioneer engagements. Despite all of the COVID-19 restrictions, by the end of 2021, there were 643 new churches (+342) and in the first half of 2022, the number has grown to 775 (+132) with one new verified Disciple Making Movement (minimum 100 new churches with 4 generations) out of these 27 engagements. To God be the glory!