Blessed be the LORD’s holy Name! I come from an orthodox Hindu family that worships idols and pours milk for the snake. I work for BSNL. One day, some of my Christian friends invited me to join them in their ministry. I went to a Church. From 1990 to 1993, I took part in village ministry although I did not know anything about Jesus or the truth. I went as I was invited. Thereafter, my family decided to get me married. They got me married to my uncle’s daughter. My wife too was an idol worshiper. Thus my whole family was immersed in idolatry. I had a big family with my elder and younger brothers and sisters. Few months after my marriage, there was competition, jealousy, fighting among the families. Even though my wife was silent they would still fight with us.

            We were invited by my wife’s brother to the Apostolic Christian Assembly, Perambur Ministries. Our Pastor prayed for us. One day, I took my wife to the hospital for a check up. The doctors said that the heart beat of the baby was decreasing and an immediate operation was needed. The baby was only 8 months at that time. The baby’s weight was 2.5 kg’s at birth. We lived a restless life because of the problems we faced with our family members. But, my Jesus was faithful. He called us by name according to Psalm 4: 3. One day my brother- in- law brought me to the Apostolic Christian Assembly Perambur Ministries and got me prayed over by our Pastor. After a few weeks, we went to one of our friends’ house and while coming down the stairs, my wife slipped and she suffered a sprain in her leg. That night we did not know what to do. The LORD spoke to us from Genesis 12: 1 & 2, “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.”  I did not know anything about the Bible at that time. I left my wife and my baby in my father in law’s home. It was a Friday and my wife completed all the work quickly knowing that Pastor was coming home for prayer. When our Pastor prayed for her, all the pain left her immediately.

            We still did no leave our idol worship. For two and half years, my son would not eat, walk or sleep well. I used to tell my wife to come to Jesus, but she would refuse. After that there was severe problem at home and we went to Church and got baptized. God spoke to us four times through Genesis 12: 1 & 2 through our Pastor and Uncle Jackson. We shifted our residence from our own house at Arumbakkam to a rented place in Kolathur. When my family wanted to sell the house, I took Godly counsel from our Pastor and we sold the house. God spoke to us through Psalm 68: 5. After that, God gave us our own home in Kolathur. There was growth in my son’s development. God spoke to us through Exodus 34: 10  -12. We are now under God’s eternal plan. My son studies Diploma in EEE and my daughter studies eleventh standard. God gave us two bands and kept us from every shame before my family members. I had asthma for 25 years. God had delivered me from that. Million thanks to God.

–           Brother M. ShanthaKumar