The spiritual renewal in the Church, which was the offspring of reformation has created a yearning in believers to present the Gospel to others. It was realized that this could not be fully achieved by the services of a few full time evangelists. On the other hand every member of the Church should be a missionary filled with such joy and assurance of salvation as to be Christ’s witness to those who come into contact with him, irrespective of one’s profession in secular life.
Believers interested in evangelistic and intercessory activities used to assemble periodically for prayer and fellowship. It was in the annual meeting of such a gathering in 1924, the present Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists’ Association got formed. Bishop Abraham Mar Thoma was the ardent supporter of this movement.
The object of this association is that every member of the Church should be a witness to Jesus Christ, whatever his occupation may be. Those who volunteer to be members of the Association meet together in each parish at least once a week for fellowship, intercessory prayer, Bible study and sharing experiences.
The branch of the Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists Association in the Parish is called "Edavaka Mission".
The St. Peters Edavaka Mission carries on the works of this Evangelists Association by organizing Prayer Meetings at the church every Friday at 7:00 PM. Rev. M.S. Daniel is the president of the Edavaka Mission . Achen encourages the Edavaka Mission members by leading them in Bible study and helping them in other ways.
The St. Peters Edavaka Mission representative is Dr. C.G. Abraham. Please contact him for any furthur information.