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Collection 712 Oral History Interview with Gaddam Persis Andrews

Identifier: CN 712

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Gaddam Persis Andrews. Topics covered include health issues; family life and history; New Delhi (India); gender dynamics in India; early religious experiences; spiritual disciplines; religious life of India (Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism); holistic healing; adolescent insecurity; sociology; Jesus and Mary College; volunteering at Shalom Delhi; work with HIV patients; master’s in social work at the Center for Studies in Rural Development, Pune University; specializing in community organization practice; work with at-risk youth; creating module for life skills education; family-based vs. individual identity; place of Christianity in program; care for families living with HIV-AIDS; care for transgender communities; networking with hospitals, churches, and NGOs. The time period covered by the interviews is 1986 to 2019.

Gaddam Persis Andrews was interviewed by Emily Brokow on March 20, 2019 at the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives, IL.


  • 2019


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Gaddam Persis Andrews

Birth: 1986 in New Delhi, India


Parents: Gaddam Rachel and Gaddam Simon Andrews

Siblings: Sophie and Jenny Andrews

Conversion: Age 10 (1996) after prolonged illness


2004-2007 - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India

2009-2010 - Master of Social Work, Center for Study in Rural Development, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India.

2018-2021 - Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College, IL


2010 - Project Coordinator for Adolescent Program at Shalom Delhi, a non-profit organization within Emmanuel Hospital Association that works with people living with life-limiting illness like HIV/AIDS, cancer, or neurological diseases.

Shalom Home Based Care Coordinator: Oversaw programming for home-based care, visited families in the program, provided support and counseling.

President of Child Protection Committee at Shalom.


1 Sound Recording

92 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Emily Brokow and Gaddam Persis Andrews in in March 2019.

Accession: 19-10

May 18, 2022

Emily Banas

Collection 712 Oral History Interview with Gaddam Persis Andrews
Emily Banas
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US