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Assembly Hall Destroyed & Burnt

Posted by Brethren News on July 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM





    This is an incident that happened in Thenkasi (Tamil Nadu) on 09th July 2012. The construction of the Assembly hall there was over only recently. It took over 2 long years for the construction and almost 30 believers are worshipping there.  This Assembly hall there was attacked by the Anti Gospel workers that night (Monday night) and they completely destroyed and burnt the hall. All the Bibles, song books and the gospel literature were also destroyed and burnt fully. Now they do not have any place to worship. The evangelist Mr. Vadivelu and his family are in deep distress there. His son Mr. Stephen is also one of the M.Th. students studying in Brethren Bible Institute, Pathanamthitta. Please do hold the Evangelist, his family and all the believers in your valuable prayers so that God may console them and more importantly open up doors for the construction of another Assembly hall for them to worship.



    Contact No. +91-9159637389


    Assembly Address:                             


Mr. K. Vadivelu (Evangelist)

Velayuthapuram Main Road

Poigai P.O.

Thenkasi Taluk

Tirunelvelli Dt.

Tamil Nadu

India-627 856.

Source: Adelphoi News (Jul 13, 2012)

Categories: Persecution

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Reply johndhinakaran
9:39 AM on July 20, 2012 
Beloved in the Lord, with deep sense of sorrow, I would like to inform the readers, believers that this message is not true. I am residing in the same village where this incident is supposed to have taken place. It is not the Assembly gathering place which was burnt, but only a thatched tent, which was supposed to be used as a temporary store to dumb waste things.
This Mr.Vadivelu, was severed from the local assembly few years ago, and he started a new ministry of his own, despite the repeated counselling of the Spiritual Elders, evangelists and other Children of God to reconcile with the original assembly.
There are so many hidden secrets lie behind this. If anybody wants details please make a call. John Dhinakaran -09976617340, Mr.Stephen - 09344718648. Please do not contact Mr.Vadivelu with regard to Velayuthapuram Brethren Assembly.
Reply John Anderson
1:17 PM on July 30, 2012 
Dear Publishers, readers, Evangelists and all brethren community. It is a pity to hear such kind of news. I am so sad to inform you all that this brethren news site is been watching by every Christians around the globe; and especially non-brethren. It had been seen in brethren community that there is lack of encouragement to those who want to serve the Lord full time. If this bro, Vadivelu has got the call from the Lord then the brethren and evangelist of the local assembly of Velayuthapuram should confirm his calling and then set a place near their village / town to do the Lord's work. It is not so compulsary that there should be only one worker in one district, city, town etc. Bible does not teach that there should be only one worker. We need to take example of other denomination how they co-operative and by consent of one another, people are working shoulder to shoulder to do the Lord's work. Here in USA there are so many Pentecostal group in one state. There is no any Church which is complete perfect but when we stead firm in the word of God then HE lead us into perfection. In Kerala also I learnt that there are lot of assemblies in one city / province, so this is a village. I would like to advice Bro. Vadivelu to first reconcile with the brethren if there is wrong in bro, Vadivelu where he left then the brethren should forgive bro. Vadivelu by not keeping anything in their hearts. As scripture says so. We all are human being and we should love one another in order to make correction in public through this site. Let the work of God must spread all over in India in many states, districts, cities and villages/provinces. I am not making or judging anybody but due to the Love of God we all are spiritual brothers and sisters and I do hope that you have got my point very clear. I also heard this kind of news from northern state in India. It is a really painful thing to me. So brethren let us be united because we all are the different part of the Body of Christ. May God grant you wisdom & knowledge to full-fill HIS great commission.
In Christ's Love
John Anderson