What’s Going on?
Where is this? And why is an upper room being built on top of the Adventist church?
The lower church is the Seventh-day Adventist hearing church in Pattukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India. The new upper room being built is a deaf church. Both groups will have divine worship services simultaneously since enthusiastic singing from one will not disturb the other.
The day this picture was taken (in February 2013) a dedication service was held for two Gospel Outreach-sponsored deaf lay Bible workers—a man and a woman. Counting this church, there are six deaf churches in India, all of which were built with funds from donors in Canada and are led by Gospel Outreach-sponsored lay pastors.
—JOHN BLAKE, Clive, Alberta, Canada; submitted by Dave Ekkens, »