Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Tambusamy Balamurugan, shown with his wife and family, died in an auto accident on July 26. His wife is still hospitalized with multiple injuries.

Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Tambusamy Balamurugan died in an auto accident July 26. His wife, Glory, received multiple injuries in the accident and is still hospitalized.

Tambusamy and Glory were on their motorcycle returning from a prayer meeting when they were struck by a speeding car. Tambusamy died on the spot.

The couple has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both in elementary school.

Tambusamy graduated from a GFA-supported Bible college in 2007, and since that time, he and Glory have served as missionaries in a village in South Asia. They started two Christian fellowships in that area, both of which continue to grow.

The people who live in the area where the couple serves are hostile to the Gospel. When he shared the love of Jesus with the people, he often met with severe opposition. Yet, Tambusamy knew where to turn for encouragement.

I found that if I fix my eyes on Him and acknowledge Him in all my ways, I would be able to endure whatever comes along,” he wrote in his testimony. “Following the Lord closely is the most precious thing in my life.”

Pray for those in Tambusamy’s life during this time of great grief. Glory needs prayer for healing. Her injuries are in her legs. Pray also for the Lord to provide someone to care for the children and for another pastor to lead Tambusamy’s fellowships.