Monday, 4 April 2016


Easter 2016

Easter sermon by Pastor Arputharaj

Who Will Roll Away the Stone for Us? – Mark 16:3
Three ladies-Mary Magdalene, Mary and Salome are looking at the stone, but the tomb is empty. Jesus already walked out of the tomb. It is true, the stone was very large. Like that stone, today our problems are standing before us. It’s very big! more frustrating. This is not joke, nor fun, we need to be serious!

John 20:14 says, Mary turned around and saw Jesus standing.
As long as Mary was looking at the stone, she got frustrated. When she turned around and saw Jesus. Jesus is standing right behind her. As long as you are looking at your problem, you’ll get tired, frustrated and all worries will attack you. 

Firstly, turn around and see Jesus. He is standing behind you!

Secondly, Remembering His Words. Luke 24:8 - They remembered his words. Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart - Luke 2:19. Top priority to Jesus words, Jesus said: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away - Matthew 24:35.

Thirdly, Believing in Resurrection. On the third day he will rise again - Luke 18:33. Believing that Jesus will rise again on the third day, they came up early to the tomb to meet Jesus! No religion, No faith can give this glorious hope, believers die in Christ and be resurrected by Christ to meet Him. Our faith leads to eternity!

Fourthly, Preparing for Resurrection. They went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body - Luke23:56. They prepared themselves to meet Jesus. “PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD”. Amos 4:12.

We’ve a glorious hope that the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.

Death is not final. All who died in Christ will be resurrected.
Regardless of your circumstances, still there is hope. It will happen, Colossians 3:4 " When Christ, who is our Lord and Savior shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." What a great day that we will see Jesus and stay with Him forever!

Turn around and see Jesus. Your eyes need to be fixed only on Jesus. If anyone gets frustrated, others should lift him up with much prayer. Prepare yourself to meet JESUS. He is coming soon. May the Resurrected Lord bless you with His power and authority and lead your souls gloriously. Amen!

Pastor Arp

Friday, 29 January 2016

VO-Church Ministries

VO-Church Ministries

Churches are groups of living people,  wherever they meet, and all VOCM prayer halls are      multi-purpose.   VOCM currently serves 18 churches with outreach to 60 other villages, each of which will eventually need its own prayer hall Prayer halls cater primarily to church needs,  but also to necessary social uplift activities through sewing and hand work, literacy and community health projects,  school and early learning centres and supervised school prep, with coaching help where needed for school youngsters.
All these activities are tied up with small Prayer and Bible Study sessions for the groups involved.   Other

Outreach activities take place in village homes,  in a small rented shop en under a village tree!.

VOBible Training Centre :

The Bible Training Centre gives opportunity for training those called by God to village ministry.. Since Thomas came to India, the village-to-city drift has consistently left 80% of India without the Gospel for nearly 2,000 years. The BTC being in the village area prevents this loss of village pastor-evangelists to the better-supplied cities Emphasis on evangelic al Bible truth results in born-again believers as the basis for church plating in the village context.  All BTC students help shoulder ministry in VO CM churches and outreaches, under supervision.


Valathi Outreach Matriculation School

Valathi Outreach Matriculation School

The main Valathi school,  with total strength of about 400 pupils,   including boys & girls from K.G to X, started in 1992,  and has been growing steadily.  It has recently got its recognition from the government.  We plan
+1, +2, classes in future,
Our school children play an important role in the lives of their parents.  Some from more primitive cultures are becoming more civilized and learn to keep their children in a more hygienic way. They are happy to see them growing best and smart in our school uniform and cherish the hope of their children becoming good and able citizens with a better future.

It is every working day a pleasant sight to see our children cheerily walking in strict discipline towards their respective classrooms after morning assembly.
Our VOMS students have computer studies, and we eagerly await links for classes on internet - which along with an increasing           emphasis on a Montessori type approach could result in hitherto unhead of transformations in the
educational world,  and most       certainly in our VOMS.

Neelampoondi branch school,   English medium,  classes KG to 5,   c atering to 120 + c hildren of     neo-literate coolie-labourer parents,  the products of our Adult Literacy project reaching 1,500 illiterates in a cluster of 7 neglected villages centering on Neelampoondi.     W hen prepared and old enough to travel,   these youngsters continue from class 6 in Valathi

VALATHI - Social Work

In the beginning

In 1975 Miss Betty Shelton was lecturing at the Hindustan Bible    Institute in South India.  She would often accompany students when they went on outreach teams.  On one occasion they were   delayed in the village of Valathi and managed to obtain permission from the headman to hold an open-air meeting, which was well        received.  From this small beginning has grown the work which has become Valathi Outreach

Background information

Valathi is a village in rural Tamil Nadu,  South India,  an area rated in the lowest category by Government standards for project,  educational and employment opportunities. The village houses some 5,000 adults and 2,500 children of mixed Hindu castes, with Muslim, Jain and Christian communitiesfairly typical of the villages in the region.

Supporting senior citizens

HSC extends home visits, counselling, general practical help, and sometimes food, for elderly and sick members without families to care for them.   Out of 18 members, 11 of them died, Noah is always staying at the Valathi Church; Chinnappa is at Thorapadi church and Mrs. Solomon is in her daughters house, so the rooms are in use temporarily for school purposes