PASTOR JOHN VASU - A FRIEND OF THE MISSIONARIES :
BY REV. E. ANDREASSON , MISSIONARY FROM SWEDEN
He was one of the ablest and finest pastors and spiritual leaders there has been in India. When we think of his life we must say : Think what God can make of a man! He was a man of unusual intelligence and brightness , had studied hard and deep and had an inborn ability for leadership.
He created confidence wherever he went. His colleagues all over Madras State and other parts of India took advice from him. Again and again he was elected President over the All India Pentecostal Fellowship.
He led his own church with wisdom and sound spirituality; never fell victim to all those small and petty things which so many make so important and real stumbling blocks in their church and work. He had a broad vision in God's work.
For me as a foreign missionary, it was a special privilege to work with him because of the sound outlook he had towards missionaries and the Indian church. He was proud of India : a good Indian citizen and he saw the great value of the indigenous church , governing itself . He saw the independence and freedom of the church so great and priceless.
But at the same time he was never a narrow minded nationalist. He always had an open door for all missionaries and was very keen of having a real fine fellowship with Pentecostal churches all over the world. He understood the universality of the Christian Church; it is not only a national thing, but first of all a universal brotherhood and we are one with all true believers all over the world.
Realising this , he had always an open door for both Indian and foreign preachers and indeed he was the missionary's friend.