Nagar Kurnool Mennonite Brethren Mission Station (Nagar Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India)
Nagar Kurnool was a Mennonite Brethren Mission station in India located near the large village of Nagar Kurnool, 80 miles south (130 km) of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Sanction for possession of the site and permission to erect the buildings was procured by D. F. Bergthold in 1907. The buildings constructed included a missionary's dwelling house, a church and school building, hostels for school children, a hospital, and living quarters for indigenous workers.
Resident missionaries at this station were Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Bergthold, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Janzen, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lohrenz, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. C. Hiebert, Dr. Katharina L. Schellenberg, Catherine Reimer, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kasper, and Mary Doerksen. The missionaries in 1951 were Mildred Enns and Rosella Toews.
The work at the station included the regular worship services and other activities of the church, a school, and a hospital. For some time the mission press and publication activities were centered here. In 1923-1929 the Bible school of the Mission was located at Nagar Kurnool. The station field, comprising an area of 1,400 square miles and having 200,000 inhabitants, was a responsive field for evangelism. In the early 1950s the indigenous church numbered over 1,000 members; in 2009 the number exceeded 4,000.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 198.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 807. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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