Harvest Ministries began in early 1995 by Caleb Rayapati. He single-handedly traveled
the barren Telangana district, met people, forged life-long relationships and planted the
seed of God's love in their hearts. In the initial years, it was a ministry of sheer faith and
passion with no staff or resources. Gradually a few like-minded staff joined and the first
church was planted in Jillela, India, in 1995. Today, the church in Jillela is thriving and
the center for many evangelical activities. In 1997, the focus evolved to training pastors
to be dentists and the ministry aligned with the Harvest Foundation bringing holistic
teaching and more work quickly developed. Today Harvest Ministries has 120 churches
in nine districts of Telangana with twenty-five Pastors.
Harvest Ministries has a small staff in addition to Pastor Caleb, as well as a physical presence that is in need of some maintenance and upgrades. $30,800 would take care of the maintenance needed at HM headquarters. Another $13,530 is needed early to help with the staff and the building. A new vehicle is needed to help Pastor Caleb travel to all of the places where the churches are located and the school. $43,800 would cover a new vehicle, as well as travel costs.