Sunday, April 19, 2009, was a very special day. We had people worshipping in the Village Grace Bible Church joining us for worship, as their pastor John Thomas Raja was getting ordained.
We sang a number of Hindi songs. Melissa Thomas, visiting Roshini and Kuru, helped Indu with the singing of Hindi songs.
Dr Usha Solomon, who is gifted in having excellent command of both English and Hindi, helped in translating the service and message as we went.
For the ordination, Jurgen Eisenberg representing the Ministry Elders, Manohar Lugan and Shobha Massey representing the Board of Elders, Benjamin Mall and Shireen Revis representing the older members of the church, Sukriti Sarwan representing both the youth and children of the church, Usha Antin representing the women of the church, Rev Masilamoni of the Friends Missionary Prayer Band, an Anglican minister who is Raja's brother-in-law, Dr Usha Solomon as one ministering at the service that day, join Pastor Kuru in laying on hands to ordain Raja to the ministry in the Village Grace Bible Church.