PRCA Mission contact in INDIA
Georgetown PRC involvement in Vellore PRC India.
We became involved in India in 2006 when Rev. Kortering asked us to assist and provide guidance for Paul Raj. While pastor Kortering was minister on loan in Singapore he trained Paul and pastor Titus (Myanmar) in the Asian Reformed Theological seminary, a joint venture of the PRC and the ERCS in Singapore. For a while the ERCS sponsored both pastors and Directed their work. When the ERCS denomination split, both these men and works lost support and guidance.
Pastor Kortering asked us to become involved, which after investigating, we did. Our denomination’s Contact Committee forwarded to us part of a fund that had been set up for training men in Asia for office. We used this money to start, and the Lord has been pleased to bless our labours with Paul Raj. Now there is a reformed church pastured by Paul Raj, Tamil speaking. This church is involved in village outreach preaching. There is also a group of medical students and doctors in Vellore committed to the Reformed Faith. Pastor Raj has begun classes with area pastors in the Reformed faith, providing us opportunity to sponsor seminars attended by up to 30 pastors. And there is the grace Foster Home, 50 children, also taught the gospel and somehow making confession of their faith and joining the church.
We have always appreciated you support and interest for this work. You will be interested to know that Joshua VanderWall, a young man of our church, graduated from medical school on Friday. He just returned from a month in India with the GFH, medical doctors in Vellore and the church there. We are thankful and encouraged in this work.
Pastor Carl Haak
Paulraj (ordained Sept 2009) and Kasthuri, Jason and Joan
Reformed Christian Church, Vellore (Tamil speaking) and Vellore Christian Church (English) established March 2011. Five groups also meeting in nearby villages. Five TULIP free tutor programmes. Sola Gratia Academy (theology)
Grace Foster Home, Vellore. 2007 (50children) Supported by Georgetown PRC