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Tribute to Mrs. Saramma- One of
the first believers of Hoskote Mission
Abrahamappa and Saramma were the first believers of the Hoskote Mar Thoma
Mission Field. They both were from Gonakanahally village,10km away from Hoskote
Town. The Hoskote Mar Thoma Mission field was established in June 1947 near
Bangalore City in Karnataka. This couple were the first who willingly came
forward and accepted Christ. They took up the names Abraham and Sarah (earlier
known as Narashimaham appa and Pilla amma). They were baptized on 9th December,
Their actual age is not known because of the lack of birth records in the
village. Abraham died on 9th August, 2006 and was buried on 10th August in a
simple ceremony at the Mar Thoma cemetery at Gonakanahally Village.
Sarammma (in her late eighties) passed away on Saturday 15 May 2010 in the
Santhimandiram (Old Age Home), in Hoskote Mar Thoma Mission Field. The funeral
was held in the Mar Thoma Mission Cemetery in Ghonakanahally Village in the
presence of large number of believers .
Abrahamappa and Saramma worked selflessly for the Mar Thoma Church in Karnataka
villages from 1956. Their service and steadfast faith till the end, will not be
forgotten by the villagers and the people of Hoskote Mar Thoma Mission.
There is a Mar Thoma Church at Gonakanahally Village. The Church is being looked
after by a resident Evangelist.
Please uphold the family and the Mission Field ministry in your prayers.