Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.- Psalm 127:1
For a while now the office of the Calcutta Auxiliary was spread over two locations on the 1st floor of the Auxiliary and there was a need to relocate the office to one wing allowing for better management and fluidity of work. It was also needed to optimize utilization of the facility. We are grateful to our General Secretary who initiated the change.
The Calcutta Auxiliary is grateful for a new office space for its staff and also a Conference Room to be used for meetings. Special thanks to our General Secretary Rev. Dr. Mani Chacko for his support and in making this possible. Grateful to the many in our central office for guiding us through the process especially Mr. John Steven
We express our gratitude to Dr.Hrangthan Chhungi for organizing a wonderful inauguration program and rallying all of our auxiliaries to be part of the service virtually.
Appreciate the many who joined us at the Auxiliary to celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness.
We thank God for His providence in the redesigning of the BSI Calcutta Auxiliary workspace. A dedication service was organized on August 30, 2021 both virtually and physically. Rev. Anand Peacock, Circular Road Baptist Chapel, Kolkata offered the opening prayer. Rev. Philip Bari, Auxiliary Secretary, BSI Calcutta Auxiliary welcomed the august body. To remember the faithfulness of God, we all sang the hymn, “Great is Thy faithfulness.”
Rev. Martin Pakhre led the responsive reading from Psalm 127 followed by the Scripture reading from 1 Kings 8:22-30 by Pastor. Nilav Kolay.
Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko, General Secretary, BSI before his sermon congratulated Mr. B. John Stephen, Director, BSI Property Management for his expertise and hard work in the designing of the workspace. Dr. Chacko reinstated that the BSI Calcutta Auxiliary is the first Bible Society started in the entire country. He also thanked the Auxiliary Committee Members, staff and the supporters of the Calcutta Auxiliary for their ardent support. He focused his sermon on John 7:53-8:1-11. He brought out three points to make this story of the adulterous woman caught in adultery unique:
- Law is used here as a token of condemnation.
- Grace has been used as token of redemption.
- The Word or the Gospel should be used as a token to enhance the reign / Kingdom / Mission of God.
Rev. Abhir Adhikary, Vice President, BSI Calcutta Auxiliary and Rev. Patrick Joseph, Auxiliary Committee Member, BSI Calcutta Auxiliary cut the ribbon and dedicated the new workspace.
A very meaningful song confirming the presence of God in the newly dedicated workspace was sung and led by Dr. Hrangthan Chhungi and Mr. Caleb Martin Hilton, Associate Director, Media and Special Audience.
All the staff across the nation had a virtual tour of the newly dedicated workspace. Mr. B. John Stephen offered the intercessory prayer, followed by the closing prayer and benediction by Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko.
All glory to God!!!