Punalur: Sajith Joseph, a prominent Protestant preacher, TV preacher and pastor of the Assemblies of God, and more than 50 believers under the ‘Prayer of Grace Community’ returned to the Catholic Church. They confessed their faith in the church in the presence of hundreds of believers at a service at the Punalur Cathedral Church earlier in December 2019. Bishop of Punalur for the Holy Communion and related services. Sylvester Ponnuthanan was the principal.
After seven years of searching, praying and thinking, Pastor Sajith Joseph and the community of believers are returning to the Catholic Church. The ‘Grace Community’ Pentecostal movement led by Brother Sajith today has branches in every continent. All believers celebrate this Christmas in association with the Mother Church. More and more people are preparing to embrace the Catholic faith in the coming days.
Several years ago, while taking a class at Pentecostal Seminary, a question posed to him by a student-led him to rethink. Whenever he speaks of the Church and the Scriptures, the whole history of the Church, which describes the events of the past 500 years, and the history of the 1500 years before him, has led him to a long study. He also testified that Jesus’ glorious light allowed him to find ways to seek the true church.
Thousands have joined in the past from apostolic churches to various Pentecostal churches. There are more than 200 families in Grace Community from Changanacherry alone. All of them will return to the Mathrubhumi in the coming days.