We, Jonathan and Beula are the Founders of Telugu Daily Audio Bible at www.HighPriest.Org. This Podcasting Ministry was launched in July 2007. Our focus was to make audio Bible available online to all who can understand Telugu. We started with an intension of developing a personal relationship with God to all Believers by just listening to word of God. We believe in the Ministry of Paul, a self reliant. We started this Podcast Ministry and reached around 63 countries so far. Thank God that God is using us for His mighty work. We are proud to announce that we are His Servants.
We have started Telugu Daily Audio Bible podcast on 19th July, 2007. When we started this, we never knew or thought that TDAB will be this huge and will be admired worldwide. Initially, we used to randomly read Telugu Bible without any pattern or plan. Later, we realized that TDAB should be PERFECT and very well formatted to really make sense. So, we began reading in a structured way and we are still continuing by the Grace of God. The background music, the quality of sound and the Telugu reading skills were very poor initially but we have come many miles away and we have long way to go, of course, with your prayers and contribution to the service!
Ministry in India:
www.HighPriest.Org (TDAB) is a child ministry of HillTop Ministries, India established in 2005. We have never ignored the Ministry in India, it is just that we have never mentioned about it in TDAB. My father (Dr. R I Diwakar Garu), being an Evangelist and working in many villages, conducts all HillTop Ministries activities include preaching Gospel, planting churches, conducting many events including clothes/blankets distribution, chairing/speaking at many public prayer meetings, conducting medical camps and of course baptizing people in the Name of Our Lord, to name a few. While these activities are going on, we have always been conducting Saturday Fasting Prayers for many people’s prayer requests and EVERYDAY Prayers for the Requests being made at www.HighPriest.org. And we know that God is powerfully working through our Ministries in India.
Yes, like any other Service, we have been facing huge challenges through out the year. Especially around technicalities, time management and personal lives. We hugely depend on technology unlike many other ministries. Software, hardware and the Service provider are major hurdles to be faced with each day. As you all know, we both are software engineers in responsible positions and with very busy schedules. I changed my job in 2007. Taking out Quality Time for God every day has been a huge challenge throughout the year. To balance work, ministry and personal lives was even more challenging when we had to change our home last year. Frankly, it was a stressful year. In all these, we never compromised our ministry with any other things happening around us. TDAB took HIGH priority.
As you all know, we have NEVER asked for any financial support from anyone except God. All the activities in India and the TDAB are self-supported through our Tithes. God has blessed us to be self-sufficient for all our needs in the Ministry. In fact, we support many ministries and many people in need through our activities. For us, ‘Apostle Paul’ is always been an example. Paul has weaved tents and earned his food with the work of his own hands while preaching and traveling all around. Paul never depended on anyone’s money. We follow this example. We thank God for all the provision. This new website will offer a facility to donate online if God touches your heart to sponsor any of the activities of HillTop Ministries. Please feel free to donate any amount for a good cause in the villages in India.
Plans for 2010-2011:
For any person/organization/ministry, we feel that there should be a vision. And the Bible in Proverbs 6:2 says, ‘A man without vision shall perish‘. Therefore, we have set ourselves few objectives for 10-11 and we tend to review once a month from now on to keep track in order not to loose focus on the objectives. We request you all to pray so that we can achieve these.
• Target 1000 TDAB Family Membership.
• Build a strong Spiritual Network working for His Kingdom in a unique way.
• Enhance TDAB Website with many more advanced features to accommodate people from every walks of life.
• Start roadshows across UK to promote TDAB
• Start Bible Studies every week
All the Moderators, Prayer Warriors and technical support working for Telugu Daily Audio Bible are doing this voluntarily for God even though they are busy professionals and individuals; they have accepted His call to do His job on this website. We thank all those who are contributing to TDAB visibly and invisibly.
Please join us today.