The church at Melakottaiyur is one of the churches of the Advent Christian Conference of India, and is situated more than 20 kilometres from Guindy. The church has been ministering for about 70 years and presently has a congregation of 48 families – about 200 people. It is one of the churches for which the missionaries of earlier days had the foresight to purchase large areas of land which were then very cheap because they were so far from the city of (then) Madras, now Chennai, and thus has a fairly large “compound”. The present pastor is Pastor Andrews.
Mission Manager Immanuel, accompanied by Mission staff member Raja, attended the morning service on 2nd April, to witness the baptisms of 5 boys and 4 girls. He gave a greeting message on behalf of the Mission and following the baptisms presented each of those who were baptised with a new Bible.
ACCI President, Rev Francis Thangadurai, was also present and prayed for those baptised and offered them the right hand of fellowship as they became members of the local church and of God’s family, the Church. Please pray for these new brothers and sisters, and for the ministry of the church at Melakotottaiyur