Vishwa Vani founder Emil Jebasingh passes away
Dr. N. Emil Jebasingh, Founder of Vishwa Vani – an indigenous Church Planting ministry and a believers’ movement proclaiming the Gospel in India, passed away on December 19, 2013. He was 73. He founded the ministry Vishwa Vani with a group of fellow believers on May 01, 1980. Dr. N. Emil Jebasingh, a gift to the Nation, whose thirst for perishing souls bombarded many young men to pour their lives for the sake of Gospel. His 45 years of ministry life was the golden period in the history of Indian missions.
Among the servants of God, he had a unique place in preaching the Word of God, in His prayer life and humbleness. His pen was mighty while His speech transformed many hearts to do soul winning. He penned 135 songs which gave new life to missions.
Dr Emil was born to Rev. Y.C. Navamani and Mrs. Grace Navamani on January 10, 1940. At the age of 17, he was known to Jesus through Mr. P. Samuel and Mr. Jeevanantham and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior, he obeyed the Last Commandment of Jesus Christ. He resigned the job as a professor in Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram and moved forward in the Lord’s work.
He was one of the founders of Friends Missionary Prayer Band (FMPB). He was also the Regional Director for South Asia of Trans World Radio (TWR). He utilized Radio as a means to send the Gospel to many remote villages and many language groups of the Indian sub-continent. He and his co-workers in Christ prayed and started ‘Vishwa Vani’ on May 01, 1980 in Rabbit Island of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu in India. Mission fields were opened one after the other and the first generation believers flourished.
The first generation believers ‘India Believers Fellowship’ was started as a sister organization. The church bells chimed in many unreached villages through India Believers Fellowship. In order to uplift the social status of Indian people groups, he founded ‘The Good Samaritans’, ‘Vishwasi Sangati’, which transformed many needy families. He founded the ‘BLESS India – Vision 2020’ in order to unite the entire missions in India.
He had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diagnosed in 2000. In the midst of his weakness he was strengthened in the Lord’s Word and was actively involved in the ministry for the past 13 years. He referred to God’s Word in whatever he did. His prayer life, active lifestyle, zeal for missions, love for brethren, kindness in helping others, loving every one equally without favoritism depicted the Savior of his heart – JESUS. He was survived with Mrs. Anandhi Jebasingh, 3 children- Mrs. Dennisa Davidson, Mrs. Shalini Patras, Mr. Andrew Jebasingh. The Funeral will be at Tutricorin on December, 23, 2013
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