I had the joyful privilege of meeting Dr. and Mrs. Vijayam when in Hyderabad to visit Olive Tech on business. They graciously hosted me and another gentleman in their home and then Dr. V shared his story and a tour of his ministry facilities with us. What a grand, gracious, and transparent man, and so… dedicated to his Lord and intentional toward the well-being of others. My prayers are with the family; I cannot imagine your sense of loss, but what a glorious future Dr. V has in store. May God comfort you all until you meet again in Jesus’ presence. Read more “I had the joyful privilege”
విజయం అంకుల్ గారిని మొట్టమొదటి సారిగా 2011 లో TENT కేంపస్ లో చూసినపుడే ఆయన సౌమ్యత, ప్రేమ, తగ్గింపులు నన్ను బాగా inspire చేసాయి. అంకుల్ కు దేవుడు ఇచ్చిన దర్శనం విన్న తరువాత ఆయన పరిచర్యలో నేను కూడా పాలిభాగస్తుణ్ణవ్వాలనే ఆశ నాలో పుట్టింది. ఆ ఆశను తీర్చడానికి పరిశుద్ధాత్మ దేవుడు నాకు ఇచ్చిన పని ఏమిటంటే – In the presence of the poor అనే శీర్షికతో వ్రాయబడిన Uncle గారి… జీవిత చరిత్ర పుస్తకాన్ని English నుండి Telugu లోనికి తర్జుమా చేయడం. అయితే ఆ పని పూర్తి చేయడానికి నేను 2 సంవత్సరాల టైమ్ తీసుకున్నాను. అది “పేదల పెన్నిధి” అనే శీర్షికతో OM వారి ద్వారా పబ్లిష్ అయినప్పుడు నేను ప్రభువు నందు బహుగా సంతోషించి దేవుణ్ణి మహిమ పరిచాను. ఆ తరువాత నా కుమారుణ్ణి TENT లో ట్రెయినింగ్ కు పంపించాను. బాబు దర్శన్ ఇప్పుడు నాకు పరిచర్యలో కుడి భుజంగా ఉండి ఎంతో సహాయం చేస్తున్నాడు. TENT బాబును అలా మలిచింది కాబట్టి నేను TENT ministries కు ఎప్పటికీ కృతజ్ఞుణ్ణయి ఉంటాను. -పాస్టర్ షాలేమ్ ఇశ్రాయేల్ అరసవెల్లి, డైరెక్టర్, జీవజలములు రేడియో & మీడియా పరిచర్యలు, విశాఖపట్నం, ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్
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Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of the Prof. B.E. Vijayam, who passed away on 30-01-2019.
With a deep sense of sorrow, the Department of Geology remembers this contribution to the fraternity with which he faithfully server with a sense of responsibility until he opted for voluntary retirement from service. He will be… remembered for his contributions especially in the field of Sedimentology and Hydrogeology.
We pray for comfort and strength to the member of the bereaved family and to rest his soul in peace. Read more “Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved”
Dear Sister Vidya Sravanthi and Brother Joseph Vijayam,
I heard today the passing away of your father. I was out of town where
internet access was limited. I have good memories of Dr. Vijayam from the
times I met
him at Hyderabad many years ago. Visiting his place was unforgettable.
… I want to express my condolences to you and your family in this time of
loss. My prayers with you.
Gebeyaw Read more “Dear Sister Vidya Sravanthi and”
Dear Joseph. I wanted to write and offer condolences at the loss of your father. He was someone who did much to bring faith to life. I remember one time we were standing at his topographical model of Israel and he was describing the land. I asked in his view if the earth was old… or young. It was a topic on my mind then. He no doubts could have engaged in a technical discussion but he said: “the Bible doesn’t say”. I learned something there and appreciated wisdom.
Blessings brother as your family celebrates his life.
Brett Nordick Read more “Dear Joseph. I”
The VIJAYAM Family especially Mary are in the midst of heavy hearts rejoicing. Knowing in the near future they and we will be joining our Brother in our Heavenly home as we each cross our Finish Line, the great work of TENT, JVI, IWILL continue Equipping Leaders to reach deep into the more than 5000… people Groups across India with the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for your Prayers for Dr B.E. and Mary Vijayam’s Family. And Support for the Ministries and Leaders and Workers of this Great Family of Ministries.
Frank Bailey Read more “The VIJAYAM Family especially Mary”
Our hearts go out to you and your family and share in the deep sorrow of learning of your father’s passing from this life into his eternal home.
Without question, “Uncle” was one of the most exceptional men I’ve had the chance to encounter. His example as a father and husband,… his creative solutions to tough problems, and his heart for God were unsurpassed and will remain for me unforgettable models of servant leadership. There are so many memories that come flooding back for me at this time – visits to Carmel, visits of both you and Dr. Viji in our home in Redlands, on and on. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind!
We will be praying for God’s grace and peace to cover over all of you during these next few days of both sorrow and celebration.
Under His wings,
Jon Lewis Read more “Dear Joseph,
Our hearts go out”
I am saddened by the death of your Father but know He is gloriously now in the presence of our great God. I know you and each member of the family will miss him terribly. He was such a model of a person transformed by the gospel and his life showed so… clearly that he lived what he taught. You are fortunate to have had such an outstanding model of one who walked with Jesus. My love to your Mother and all of the family. May the Lord bring you comfort during these days.
James Schindler Read more “Dear Joseph,
I am saddened by”
I still remember well when we first met you, when you were a college student and borrowed our not-so-good car and you and your dad went out on the town, two guys having fun together. That’s when your dad was coming to the USA a lot, staying with us many times, and… our family felt like he was a grandpa to us.
I think the two holiest times in life are birth and death. In birth, it’s painful and messy, but with a sense of awe that life is coming into the world, a person made in the image of God. In death, it’s painful too, yet with a holy awe of realizing a person is transitioning to glory. 2 Corinthians 5 talks a lot about our body in this world being nothing compared to the glorious one in the next: “Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling.”
I also remember well when your father left PI and started JVI, not as a young man, but putting his trust in Bible stories about people who were given strength in their later years. Certainly, all that he hoped to do was accomplished.
Our love to you and your family, Auntie Mary, and your sisters and their families, from Martha and I.
Bob Savage Read more “Dear Joseph,
I still remember well”
Dear Joseph and family,
I was saddened on hearing about Dr. Vijayam’s passing away.
He lived a life of deep dedication. he pioneered in a field that was very vital to missions.
My wife and I offer our condolences to you and the rest of the family.
With our regards and… prayer
Viju and Valsa Abraham Read more “Dear Joseph and family,
Please convey my regards to Joseph and the family. Praying blessing & comfort on them at this time, and praising God for the faithful service of Dr Vijayam during his life.
I wanted to write and offer condolences at the loss of your father. He was someone who did much to bring faith to life. I remember one time we were standing at his topographical model of Israel and he was describing the land. I asked in his view if the earth was old or young.… It was a topic on my mind then. He no doubts could have engaged in a technical discussion but he said: “the Bible doesn’t say”. I learned something there and appreciated wisdom.
Blessings brother as your family celebrates his life.
Brett Nordick Read more “I wanted to write and”
Bro Vijayam, impressed me by his passion for simplicity and excellence. He had a special gift of naming every activity and ministry. His face was always glowing with God’s grace and happiness. No one has such an ability to motivate and inspire people. God has chosen him to be His kingdom builder and he ran… the race, finished the task and kept the faith. All glory be to the Lord! Read more “Bro Vijayam, impressed me by”
Dear, Brother Joseph,
It is with a deep sense of grief that we the CIM family would like to express our sincere condolences on the sad demise of your dad a good friend of CIM and the Ministries in India.
India has lost one more committed soul that was earnestly seeking the Lord’s… kingdom for our land.
May the Lord’s spirit comfort your heart and mind.
Our prayers are with you.
With kind regards
Anand Joshua Read more “Dear, Brother Joseph,
It is with”
Dear Brother Joseph and Sister, Vidya Sravanthi,
The entire leadership of Seva Bharat, it ’s senior management and the staff send their deepest condolences on the Home Calling of Prof.Bunyan Edmond Vijayam on Wednesday the 30th January 2019.
We are praying for Mrs. Vijayam, and all your families for God’s comfort, strength and… peace to be with you all as you pass through a time of great grief and separation. But we have a living hope in Christ that we will see him someday in heaven. For you are a blessed family.
As you celebrate his life with thanksgiving, let me recall some of the memories we have about Professor Vijayam. Because it is a blessing to remember the righteous.
Indeed, in Prof.Vijayam, the entire evangelical world has lost a pure soul, a tall and a legendary Christian leader who lived all his life so well with a burning vision and passion for Christ. He is true, an iconic figure in the Christian world.
Kamala and I have known him from 1970s as students from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Attended the Bible classes he conducted in his house and his teachings of Christ in churches. Being an intellectual, a researcher, a scholar with profound wisdom, he impacted many a youth for Christ. His God-fearing attitude, handsome smiles; his creative thinking, practical ideas, and skills have inspired, motivated and shaped the youth for a purposeful living to serve Jesus.
We are a witness to his bold and dynamic leadership steering several national Christian Evangelical Missions such as Hindustan Bible Institute, Chennai, Youth for Christ. The Joshua Vision Project that he had driven for research has become a great boon to the missions in India to reach the Unreached and Unengaged People Groups (UPGs and UUPGs) with the Gospel of Jesus and plant innumerable churches among them in recent times.
We are grateful for his untiring efforts in training and equipping hundreds of Bi-Vocational Harvesters from all over the nation through TENT (Training in Evangelism Needs and Technology) a brainchild of him, and the need of the hour for missions.
Lastly, we are grateful to him for his loving and humble guidance and spiritual support extended to Seva Bharat. We cherish his contribution for long.
Professor Bunyan Edward Vijayam has left a great and simulative legacy for us to continue to follow.
God bless you all and make you a great blessing for generations to come.
For Seva Bharat
J.Chiranjeevi and Kamala Read more “Dear Brother Joseph and Sister,”
Dear Brother Joseph
We record our deep condolence on the passing away of Dr. Vijayam to the Lord’s presence. In his passing away the Indian mission fraternity lost a senior leader and visionary. Coming from a secular professional career he spent all his spare time and energy for building the Lord’s Kingdom either by… the direct ministry or indirectly through several managing boards of premier organizations. The culmination of his vision was the TENT ministry.
Personally, he was an elder brother to many of us in the missions, encouraging and advising us. We are glad that his missional legacy continues in his family.
Please convey our condolence to the bereaved.
Ebe Sunder Raj Read more “Dear Brother Joseph
We record our”
Heard via Dave B and also thru Tom C on FB (see below) about your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family,
Dear Auntie Mary,
We offer our heartfelt sympathy and much love to you and your family as you go through this time of grief.
Prof. Vijayam was a remarkable man of God. His achievements in the work of the gospel were truly outstanding, but it was his walk with the Lord we admire… most. His cheerful faith and unwavering love for God will always be with us.
There is no explaining the sweet sorrow of the passing of a loved one. Expecting grief to roll over us like a great wave, it turns out to be the hope of heaven, and again “Our mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy (Psalm 126:2).
Daniel and Michele Rickett Read more “Dear Auntie Mary,
We offer our”
Dear brother Joseph,
Vishwa Vani family is expressing our heartfelt condolences to your Mom dear Mary Vijayam Aunty, You & all the family members. We are shocked at the passing away of uncle Vijayam, who lived the gospel & impacted many lives in this generation for his glory. Vishwa Vani ministry was on his… heart & he had a rich relationship with our founder Dr. Emil Jeba Singh, who passed away to be with the Lord a few years back.
We remember Vijayam uncle sent the teams of the trainees from TENT with Rev. John Samuel to our office here in Kushaiguda, Hyderabad to know the successful models & strategies God gave to reach this beautiful nation. I was invited to share the Vishwa Vani vision & mission at Carmel campus also. We want to praise God for the fellowship with uncle Prof B E Vijayam, his life, vision for this wonderful country & beyond.
We surely miss uncle Vijayam but have a blessed hope in Christ our Lord to meet him again when our Savior returns in the clouds.
Please be assured of our prayers & be comforted. 1 Thess 4:13-18, John 14:1-4, John 11:25.
Augustine M Read more “Dear brother Joseph,
Vishwa Vani family”
Dear Joseph, Just got the news about your dad passing away to eternal glory on the 30th.
It is indeed sad to lose a loved one and I can imagine how you people must be feeling.
I am indeed sad too as he was a very dear Uncle to me. More than that… he was one of my close mentors for a long time.
I will miss him.
But the fact that remains is that he had a good and blessed life complete his journey in this world with honesty (very rare to find a man like him), integrity and sincerity. He lived a full life and accomplished God’s plan and purpose in his life and through his life. We praise God for this. All glory to God.
Among all, dear Aunty will miss him a lot. Please convey my best regards to her.
Our sincere prayers and condolence to you all.
James David Das Read more “Dear Joseph,
Just got the”
Dear Sister Vidya Sravanthi and Brother Joseph Vijayam,
While I was traveling yesterday I received the news of your father’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of Dr. Vijayam from the times I met him at the TENT training facility, on the tour of the Tabernacle he did for our leader’s years ago, and… at your home, Sister Vidya. Your father’s life radiated the love of the Lord and his passion for reaching India with the Good News of Jesus in such a wonderful way.
I will always remember how he instructed us as a Missiologist on the demographic and religious composition of India – and the groups least-reached with the Gospel – with his “fat man” diagram. And as a Geologist and Biblical scholar he reminded us after the Tsunami of the reminders of the signs in the last days with “earthquakes in diver’s places.” (KJV)
We as a Global Disciples Board and staff team, we want to express our love, sympathy, and condolences to you and your family in this time of loss. Our prayers are with you as you gather with many friends, extended family members, church members, and associates to pay tribute to this wonderful man of God. And as you mourn the personal loss and praise God for the eternal reward of a life lived well for God’s glory, we will continue to lift you up in our prayers.
Sincerely in Christ,
Galen, Marie, and our Global Disciples Team Read more “Dear Sister Vidya Sravanthi and”
I heard from Las that your father passed? I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I’m sure it must be a great sadness for you all. It also seems that your father lived a tremendous life of faith. I look forward to meeting him in glory and hearing many, many… stories of God’s grace.
I’m in the hospital right now in possibly the last days of Pearl’s father on earth. He is an incredible man of faith – a true prayer warrior. I trust that the Lord would grant mercy for you and me to grow into such men of faith that our children’s generation would rise up and bless God for His work in our lives.
Michael Oh Read more “Joseph,
I heard from Las that”
Oh, Joseph, I wish I was there to give you a big hug and pray with you. I know you and your family grieve the loss of such a great man who “finished well.” Tom Chandler
I am so, so sorry to hear this. I cannot tell you how much your father has impacted my life. Your mother too, but especially your father. He truly was one of a kind. I’m so thankful that I was able to be at TENT as recently as I was. Please give… my love to your sisters, and tell them I am praying for peace for all of you. And when things settle down, I’d love to talk to you.
Please give my love to your mom, although she probably won’t remember me. And also to Sunetha. And please know my love and respect are with you, too
In Christ’s peace
Kay Strom Read more “Dear Joseph,
I am so, so”
Dear Friends of Partners International and Joshua Vision India,
It is will both a joyous and grieving heart that I share with you that early yesterday morning, our beloved Dr. B.E. Vijayam, the founder and leader of the Joshua Vision India ministry, passed on to be with the Lord in glory.
The son… of a rural pastor, Dr. B.E. Vijayam (Dr. Viji) grew up seeing the poverty in India’s villages. Later, as a geology professor, he was mystified when a disastrous earthquake killed 30,000 people living in a seismically stable zone in just 45 seconds. This awakened in him a deep sense of the end times and the urgency of sharing the Good News to all nations. Dr. Viji founded Joshua Vision India to raise up an army of grassroots men and women evangelists to reach the thousands of Indian people groups that have not yet heard the Gospel message. Many of you have been part of giving hundreds of Indian leaders’ access to ministry training and helped JVI fulfill the vision God gave Dr. Viji.
Just 2 months ago, our Partners International staff was in India having breakfast with Dr. Viji and his wife Mary and were reviewing plans for the future. Unbeknownst to them, they were well ahead on planning for a thorough transition of leadership to senior leaders in the ministry.
We mourn with those who mourn and express deep gratitude to the Lord for a life well invested in His service. Please join us in praying for Mary, his son Joseph, their loved ones, and the JVI/TENT staff.
The funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Our Area Director for South Asia, Rev. Prem James, is scheduled to be present. We have also made arrangements for a floral Indian arrangement to be sent, as is proper during such occasion.
Blessings, Read more “Dear Friends of Partners International”
Dear Joe, It was a glorious time as we attended Vijayam uncle’s funeral. God was saying that we will be faithful to stand with you for the vision uncle has seeded and seen it grown.
May the covenant which God made with your family be a blessing for generations to come and the vision… be multiplied many times over. With Regards & Kind wishes
Lavanya Suneetha Read more “Dear Joe,
It was a”
Dear Joseph, How my heart goes out to you, to your dear mother Mary, and to the members of your family as well as the JVI/TENT ministry team in this time of bereavement. I cherish so many memories of walking the TENT campus with your father, interacting over meals, and benefiting from his deep biblical… wisdom as well as strategic insight. India has lost a great servant leader, a man who integrated workplace and ministry for the glory of Christ and the advance of Christ’s kingdom. But heaven has gained a fervent worshiper. May the Lord surround you with his comfort and bear you up in his strength. Be assured of our prayers for you during tomorrow’s service, and during these days of transition. “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). In Christ’s love,
David W. Bennett Read more “Dear Joseph,
Dr Vijayam has lived a very productive and meaningful life and contributed significantly for the cause of Christian missions in India. I have had several interactions with him while being at SAIACS and recommended one of my students to lead the TENT ministries. We will certainly miss him but we know that he is in… a better place now. May the Lord comfort and provide peace to all those who are grieving the loss. Praying for the family. With kind regards,
Atul Aghamkar Read more “Dr Vijayam has lived a”
We celebrate the life of your Father! B.E. Vijiam did so much to develop India, first as a Petroleum Engineer and then as God’s Engineer to establish the Joshua Centre and train tens of thousands of Leaders and point them to the Unreached People Groups. We celebrate because B.E. has finished his… race and completed the task that God gave to him and B.E. is with His Lord Jesus in Heaven.
Ted & Audrey Read more “Dear Joseph,
We celebrate the life”
Really saddened to hear this demise of Dr. Vijayam and I record my deep condolence to the family who is missing him.
Please, could you convey our sympathies and prayers to Joseph and the family as they navigate this difficult time? Thanks and blessings,
Thank you for letting us know. We grieve alongside the family and pray for comfort as they ponder the sweetness of his being home with his eternal Father. Love to Joseph and the family,
Dear brother Joseph, Indeed, it is painful to know about your Dad leaving his earthly home to be with his heavenly DADDY to enjoy eternity. We praise God for Vijee uncle’s life and his love for the poorest of the poor, women were specially blessed in the training programmes. Johnny and I pray for God’s… loving and comforting hand upon your whole family-specially auntie. With you in tears, Read more “Dear brother Joseph,
Kindly convey our deepest condolences to Brother Joseph and His family.
They are in our prayers. With kind regards
Be assured of our prayers for Br. Joseph families. May our Lord Bless and comfort Br. Joseph sir families. Death is Sorrowful, Blessed be the resurrection.
Our deep condolences, May his soul rest in peace
So sorry to hear this,
What a wonderful life He lived for the glory of God.
All our love and prayers for the bereaved family members, especially our dear Joseph
Joseph: We are praying for you and the whole family. Dr. Vijayam was an inspiration to me first as a mission leader in a local church in CA. The reports from his work to us were always exceptional and we admired the service he provided for God’s mission. Since that time, in my role with… Asian Access, his name came up from time to time as a wonderful servant of Christ. And, I’m a blessed to serve with fine leaders like yourselves. I’m sure the Lord is telling him today “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” I look forward to being reunited with him some day. Grace and peace,
Joe Read more “Joseph: We are praying for”
Very sorry to hear this news. Our condolences to the family. We are praying for the family that His protection and Grace would be sufficient during this time of grief.
With kind regards