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September 2016

IPC in Andhra Pradesh

September 2016

It is with great pride we say that, "the India Pentecostal Church was registered in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh," suggesting it was not confined to the four walls of Kerala. At the same time we conveniently cover up the history of our work in A. P. and ignore the sacrificial service of many for the expans...Read More

The Godly Influence of My Maternal Grandparents

September 2016

As the oldest grandchild, I received much care and love by my grandparents and extended family.  My maternal grandfather, Pastor P.T. Chacko, took me to nursery school and to my earliest grades in elementary school.  I would sit on the front of his cycle and later, his motorcycle. Every da...Read More

Pastor P. T. Chacko-A Man of Deep Conviction

September 2016

As a young girl, growing up in Kumbanad with my parents I vividly remember my father narrating a vision that he had one night in 1925 about the Pentecostal work after attending the tarrying meeting conducted by Pastor K.E. Abraham. - “I saw myself and the Pentecostal workers and believers engaged ...Read More

PATTERNS FOR PRACTICE

September 2016

“Trust God for your needs” was the basic motto of our home.  Early in my life, I was exposed to the reality of God’s provision for his own.  The Word of God and its propagation was always given top priority in our family.  We started the day around the reading of the Scriptures....Read More

Trust the Lord and Make a Statement of Faith

September 2016

On February 19, 1519, the Spanish Explorer Herman Cortes set sail for Mexico with an entourage of 11 ships, 110 sailors and 553 soldiers.  Upon their arrival in Mexico, the population was about 5 million.  During their previous two expeditions, Mr. Cortes had failed to establish a settleme...Read More

Pastor Chacko - His Zeal and Humor

September 2016

I sincerely consider it a blessing to have been born into Pastor P.T. Chacko’s family. My mother Mrs. Joy Abraham Samuel is Appachan’s second daughter. Appachan lived in Secunderabad, and we used to visit him and Mary aunty (Mrs. Mary Abraham) and our cousins there. During the summer time Appach...Read More

Fond Memories from a Granddaughter

September 2016

I count it as a privilege and honor to write a few lines about my dear Appachan and Ammachi. The day I was born, Appachan sent a telegram to my Dad in Kerala. According to my Mom, the telegram read, “Happy Birthday! You have a daughter born today as a birthday gift.” Both my Dad and I share the ...Read More

APPACHEN - CHACKO GARU

September 2016

"Chacko garu'' is how our Appachen, Pastor P T Chacko was fondly and respectfully addressed by the Christian community of Andhra Pradesh. Pastor P.T. Chacko, my maternal grandfather was handsome and always well turned out. His was an unassuming personality that never failed to impress anyone.My earl...Read More