Rev. P. V EAPEN, an ordained minister of St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India, fulfilled his earthly ministry and was promoted to Glory early on the early morning hours of 25th July 2016. He was was under treatment at the Believer's Church Medical College Hospital, Tiruvalla, after a road accident in October last year.
He was a plain simple man who was not ashamed of the gospel. I had met him first as early as in the 1979 or so while he was sharing gospel tracts through the Palace road of Nilambur. Since then we had met several times, traveled and shared ministry together.
I am inserting excerpts from his sons, Sam and Stanley below:- Ed.
Rev.P.V. Eapen from Nilambur, a minister of St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India (STECI), is hospitalized at Trivandrum after a serious road accident. The condition seems to be critical with multiple injuries and bleeding. Please pray earnestly for his recovery.
We are told that he was traveling from Enathu (near Adoor) to Mavelikkara on his two wheeler when some vehicle had knocked him off.
Rev. Eapen has been serving in Thrikkanamangal, Kottarakkara. He was also in Shoranur and served at Pazhanji sometime. Hearing from his son Sam, about my father's demise from a facebook post, he had travelled and led a team from Kottarakkara to Nilambur to attend the funeral.
Achen worked in OM team in the 70s and I met him first in Nilambur on the Palace road during my college days. He was sharing gospel tracts then. Later he served as a missionary at the Malabar Bible Fellowship arond Nilambur. In 1995 when MBF parishes 'joined' STECI, the Church ordained him as a minister.
A humble sevant of God, deeply committed to Christian witness, Church planting, and not ashamed of the gospel and its presentation.
I had several opportunities to share ministry together with him; once in 1985 we traveled for a round trip from Nilambur to Kannur as a team in literature and open air ministry; and later, worked together for an year during 1994-95 when I moved from Nagpur to Nilambur for a short period.
He is on ventilator support at Ananthapuri hosptial, tvm. His wife, Mrs. Marykutty, and their son Sam are at the hospital. Sam's younger brother Stanly is currently at Doha.
Please pray for his deliverance, recovery and mercy of God to the family.
Sam can be contacted at 09446441709