First Sabbath Offering for a chapel in Thoothukudi, India
India is a country with a population of around 1.3 billion and the seventh largest by geographical area. It consists of twenty-nine states and seven union territories. India’s coastline stretches for over seven thousand kilometers.
Thoothukudi is a major port city which lies on the eastern coastline, close to Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), which is the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent.
Sometime in 2007, the brethren from South India Union Mission visited some Adventist brethren with their families who had shown an immense interest in the Present Truth. After hearing and studying the message of Revival and Reformation, eleven souls united with the Reform Movement. The work has been growing, and the message of Reformation has reached some other neighboring villages.
The brethren in Thoothukudi have been worshipping in a rented place. Despite our financial constraints, we were able to acquire a parcel of land where we could erect a monument for the Lord. Now to realize the aspiration of building a chapel we need the help of our worldwide children of God.
We, therefore, earnestly appeal to all our brothers and sisters and friends from around the world, who appreciate the message of Reformation and live by it, to be extra generous in your offering for this building project. We also ask for your earnest prayers so that this project may be completed for the honor and glory of God.
“Upon all who believe, God has placed the burden of raising up churches, for the express purpose of educating men and women to use their entrusted capabilities for the benefit of the world, employing the means He has lent for His glory. He has made human beings His stewards. Gladly and generously they are to use the means in their possession for the advancement of righteousness and truth. They are to employ His entrusted talents in building up His work and enlarging His kingdom.”—Medical Ministry, p. 315.
While we thank our worldwide body of brethren in advance for opening up your hearts to give freely and generously for this church building, we also pray that the Lord would bountifully bless all that your storehouses may be full and your health sound. Amen.
Your brethren from Thoothukudi