Every person should understand the importance of a Christian home. Christian life is bi-directional with both vertical and horizontal relationships, where the vertical relationship is with God, and horizontal relationship is with fellow people around us. The cross also signifies these vertical and horizontal aspects. A Christian should have both vertical and horizontal relationships in his/her daily life. Both the vertical and horizontal relationships when properly maintained makes up a balanced Christian life.
Benjamin Mittapalli is a seminary graduate from Liberty University with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) specializing in Biblical Studies, and a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R). He is an engineer, with a Master of Science (M.S.) from the University of Maryland. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord in 1988 and has been involved in the ministry of the Lord since 1994. He takes active participation in the ministry of Word and prayer, based on his calling from Acts 6:4. He has been involved in church planting, bible studies, prayer meetings, counseling, and youth ministries. He leads Zion Church (www.zion-church.org) in Maryland. He and his wife, MarySalome, and their two children, Jason and JoAnne, live in Maryland, USA.