The Mission

Thousands have been brought to the love of Jesus through Metropolitan Mission. Metropolitan Mission has opened the door to many hurting people’s hearts by meeting their physical needs and using these opportunities to tell and show them the love of Jesus.

the founders

Metropolitan Mission was founded by Ebenezer Bandaru. As an orphan boy in SE India in the 1950’s, Ebenezer, was taken in by Christian Missionaries shortly before Missionaries were exiled from India, Ebenezer surrendered his life to Christ. As a young adult in the 1970’s Ebenezer and his wife Mary, took into their home two orphans, and Metropolitan Mission was born in Vijayawada India.

what metropolitan mission does

Metropolitan Mission’s flagship ministry is their orphanage which houses close to 300 children. Without this orphanage, these children would be subject to malnourishment, homelessness, nakedness,  no education, and may even fall victim to human trafficking. But most important, without the Metropolitan Mission Orphanage these children might never learn of the love that the Lord Jesus has for them.

Alongside the orphanage, Metropolitan Mission operates a Christian school, not just for the orphans but also for other children in the village. Along with an education, the Cleo Harvey School teaches these children about the love that Jesus has for them.

Metropolitan Mission has planted approximately 150 prayer huts in and around Vijayawada (a city of 1.7 million people). Churches are outlawed in India, however, the Indian government has had much more leniency towards these “prayer huts” that hold evangelical meetings of 200-300 people declaring the love and lordship of Christ. Metropolitan Mission trains up 12 men each year to pastor these prayer huts.

Metropolitan Mission has leveraged for God’s Kingdom the need that SE India has for clean drinking water. Numerous wells have been dug around several villages to provide access to clean drinking water. At these well sites, drinking water is given freely as well as the good news of a savior that is Christ Jesus.

Many women are widowed at a fairly young age in SE India. Due to the strict Hindu caste system customs, these widows have lived their whole lives unable to learn how to work a skilled job. At the loss of their husband, they are forced to either work in the fields or in the streets. Many of these women still have children under their care. MM has seen this opportunity to yet again show Gods love. MM provides these women sewing machines, and technical training to become seamstress’ and often a opportunity to even work from home.

Metropolitan Mission has become a living picture of what James says in James 1:27. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

The generous donations of people like you make it possible for Hunters with Mission to provide a significant portion of the operating budget for Metropolitan Mission.
We thank each and every one of you for your support!