At age 18, lying on my deathbed and as a battle for life was going on; little did I realize that He was setting me apart for His ministry. God miraculously raised me from a sick bed and burned in my young heart, a fire and desire, to reach the nation of India with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Lord was preparing me for His Ministry by taking me from my hometown in Kerala to the most challenging Western state in India – Maharashtra. This was a place where the Good News of our Loving Savior had never reached. In a couple of years, through tearful prayers and Faith in the Almighty, the Lord brought about revival in seven villages.
Having completed my studies at The Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, I waited on the Lord to guide me in my future endeavor. Around this time, the Lord placed in my heart the city of New Delhi. Little did I then know this capital city of India comprising of 17 million people would be the place where my life would be changed forever.
God was about to change my heart forever. One morning, as I was getting ready to go to teach at a local Bible College, a mother knocked my door, sobbing bitterly. She and her family lived in a slum dwelling near us. With tears she started sharing with me her heart-breaking story.
Her drug addict husband had just sold their 12 year old daughter to a pimp for Rs.20,000.00 (US $ 500) to buy more drugs. My heart was shattered. How could this be ? I saw the mother’s pain and hopelessness in her eyes.
In dismay, I began to cry out to the Lord. My heart’s desire was that I would be a ray of hope and portrays the Love of Christ for those living in sin, poverty and oppression. From that day onwards, I resolved to rescue the perishing souls of New Delhi. This life-changing encounter with a broken mother birthed the Ministry to the slum dwellers of New Delhi.