My name is Cyril Mc’Leod. Jesus is my Father, Mother, Wisdom, Protector and Guide. Though I was born in a Christian home, I did not know Jesus in a personal way. I started to attend A.C.A. Perambur when I was a teenager, studying in standard ten. I was not a very brilliant student and very weak in Tamil. During my tenth standard board examination, I had very high fever and I thought that I would not be able to write my exams, but my grandparents prayed for me and I was able to write my examination. I thought that I would not pass the exams, but when the results were announced, I found out that I had passed by the grace of God. I then went on to do my 12th Standard. One day, the Lord spoke to me through the Word preached by our dear Pastor and I gave my life to Jesus by accepting Him as my personal Lord and Saviour. I was very keen to study Marine Engineering. When my grandmother enquired about the cost of the course, they said that it was very expensive. My mother could not afford it at that time because of financial constraints. They wanted me to do some other course.

    I used to attend the early morning worship conducted in our Church, and God graciously opened a door for me. I joined the Hotel Management Course in a College at Ambattur. The distance was too far and the journey was very tiresome. It was a very difficult period for me, but I used to claim the promise in the Word of God which says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). I passed my course and got a job in GRT Grand hotel. The work was hard and I had to work for long hours. I used to return home late at night, but the good hand of God protected me as I travelled by my two wheeler late at night. The Lord enabled me to find grace in the sight of the manager of the Hotel. The manager taught me all that I needed to know. The Lord graciously opened up a door of employment in Beverly Hotel and there God blessed me in a very special way. Step by step the Lord began to lift me up. Today I work as a manager in a hotel.

     The Lord blessed me with a beautiful wife. I got married on 3rd June, 2009.  A few days after my marriage tragedy struck our family. I lost my only brother in an accident. We were sorrowful and did not know why this happened to us. God spoke to us through His Word saying that we were not to question Him. God did comfort us in that situation. Later, in 2010, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl, whom we named Maria, who was a source of comfort to us. God has given her a lovely voice and she wants to use it for God’s glory. One day, when my daughter was just five years old, she swallowed a one rupee coin which was of a great concern to us, but when a scan was taken there was no trace of the coin. God made it to come out. Last month my daughter took very ill and was having high fever. My mother was alone with her as we had all gone to work. The doctors suspected that she was coming in for dengue fever. My mother did not know what to do. So she took the prayer oil and anointed my daughter with oil and cried to the Lord to heal her. God did a wonderful miracle and healed her that very moment. I give all the glory to the Name of Jesus.

     I have lost all my elders, but the Lord is with me and my family leading us and guiding us every step of the way, for He said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” I was staying in a rented house, but the Lord graciously made a way for me to buy my own flat. Miraculously the Lord met all my financial needs. I serve God in my own little way by trying to be a blessing to the people in need. God has blessed my family and in turn we want to be a blessing to others.

“Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great”(Psalm 18:35).