It’s been 40 years since Mr. Joyce Pallat joined the Bible Society of India. Mr. Joyce Pallat retired on 28 November 2017 after his distinguished service as Asst. Director, Internal Audit Department of the Bible Society of India.
What made you join the BSI?, I asked him just a few days back before his retirement. “It was my passion to serve Christ. My father was a pastor and therefore, I wanted to serve God. I refused a bank posting and joined the BSI in 1978”, he replied. “ But… I have been blessed in every way. I have no regrets”, he continued after a little pause.
He then told me how he enjoyed working with the BSI, first with the finance department and then later with the Internal Audit department. “When I joined BSI we were not this big. Today we have established ourselves. We have moved from strength to strength. Of course, we had gone through difficult days and trying times. But, God has been faithful to the BSI. No one can stop the work of the BSI”.
You could feel the joy ebb in his heart as he reflected on the last four decades in under four minutes. Mr. Joyce Pallat recognises the role played by the Bible Society of India in his life and ministry. “If you see most of the BSI staff retire after 25 years, 30 years and that tells a lot about BSI as an organisation”, he said. Every time he mentioned BSI you could see him gleam with pride.
I asked him about his future. “ We plan to settle down to a much quieter life in Mangalore”, he replied. Mr. Joyce Pallet, like many before him, have faithfully served the Bible cause through the Bible Society of India.
He will surely be missed. We wish him all God’s blessings and thank and celebrate God for his service with the Bible Society of India.