PASTOR JOHN VASU – A REAL PENTECOSTAL DIPLOMAT :
BY PASTOR G. SUNDARAM
I consider it great privilege to be asked to write a few words about late Pastor John Vasu . Pastor Vasu can very well be considered as 'great' in our Pentecostal World. In fact it has pleased God to make Brother Vasu's name well known in foreign countries also such as States , U.K and the Continent.
He was the President of the All India Pentecostal Fellowship since its inception until his passing away. In fact he is one of the founders of the same movement. It was a great pleasure to know him for a long time and to labour in oneness of mind with him , translating into the daylight of reality the night's vision of a Pentecostal Fellowship; a unity of christian love among diversity of organisational variations. In spite of moments of physical weakness and exhaustion assailing his earthly tabernacle , he kept going steady towards his goal of " Fellowship of spirit-filled groups ". He never retired but died in active service upon the battlefield.
His untiring striving and strength of purpose went a long way to bring about a few conventions on an All India basis, gathering together thousands of beleivers , workers and ministers from outside Madras as well as India. His gift for leadership was so much appreciated by everybody including foreign missionaries and visitors to these conventions.
In losing Bro.Vasu , the fellowship has lost a capable leader who intelligently tackled all problems - in fact a real pentecostal diplomat.
Let us praise God for Brother Vasu's life , gifts and more than all for his great vision of Pentecostal Fellowship. May God grant unto us the grace to carry on boldly his 'mission of fellowship' until the Lord's return in glory ushers in the millenium where all will be in perfect fellowship.