I would like to testify about the glorious hand of God upon my life and the wonderful way in which He has been leading me. I come from a staunch Catholic faith, where I believed that I could be made righteous by my works. I was very regular in following the Catholic rituals and doctrine. I thought I had everything that I needed. I led a very nominal Christian life, however, somewhere within me, there was a void that could not be filled.

            The year 2007 was a crucial year for me, as I faced some trying times. I began to seek the help of God. I was taught that God was represented by idols, but I did not get any help or answers to any of my  questions. When I started reading the Word of God, I found the answer to all my  questions. “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not” (Psalm:115:4-6).

            In the year 2008, God led a sister (a believer) to visit my home and in the course of our conversation, she began to share the Gospel with me. Every time she shared the Gospel, I felt a difference in the way I looked at my faith. God started working within me and I knew that I was missing something in life. However, I was hesitant to leave the Catholic faith which I had practiced for so long.

            I, along with my family began attending services at ACA Perambur Ministries, while we still attended mass at the Catholic Church. God began to speak to us specifically and according to God’s Word in John 8:32 “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” we were delivered from all our doubts. As a family, we took a stand for our faith and were baptized in 2010 at ACA Perambur Ministries. Since then, God has been leading us in an amazing way and blessed our daughter with a spiritual life partner from the same Church. We experience the peace of God,  ever – abiding presence and the move of the Holy Spirit in our daily walk with Him.

            In 2013, I was diagnosed with Cancer and had to undergo immediate treatment. Initially, the knowledge of my condition caused me great fear, but the overwhelming presence of God filled my life and removed every stroke of doubt in God’s ability to heal me. God enabled me to go through the treatment bravely and also met every financial need. Even while I was at the hospital, God used me as an instrument to share His Word and to speak of His love to those admitted with terminal diseases. I am now completely healed from every trace of the disease by the power of God. God has extended my life and given me the opportunity to see my grandson. I am a living testimony. ‘If God brings you a problem, He will bring you through it.’ We ascribe all glory and honour to Christ  alone!

“By His stripes we are healed.”( Isaiah 53:5)

          -Sister Cheryl Dirksz