Singanahalli, India, Age 29
I was born July 8, 1974, into a Hindu family in India. Following the tradition, I grew up worshipping idols, visiting temples and offering sacrifices. Then suddenly, one day, I was affected by paralysis of the legs. I became very weak and could not walk. During all those days, my parents cried out to the Hindu gods, in the hope that I would be cured. But nothing helped, and I continued to suffer.
One day, a pastor visited my home and shared the Gospel message with my family. From the Scriptures he shared that Jesus heals the sick, saves the sinners and raises the dead. Though I was hearing the Gospel for the first time, I understood that Christ was slain on the cross for me. Soon repenting of my transgressions, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The moment I turned to the Almighty, He touched and healed me. My legs became strong, and I began to walk like before. Thereafter joining a believers’ church, I made a public testimony of my faith.
From the very day I gave my heart to the Lord, my only desire turned to exalt His name among the lost. Soon, God called me for full-time ministry, and I dedicated myself to expand the Lord’s kingdom and joined a Bible school.
As a full-time evangelist, I work in the unreached villages of India. The majority of the people I minister to are Hindus; most of them have never heard the name of Jesus.