I accepted Jesus Christ in the 1970s, after my sister in law became a Christian. Then, my husband and children started attending a Baptist Church, were I was baptized, but then I started to slack off. I realize I needed Jesus in my life after I was going through so many trials, illnesses and murder.
I wasn’t raised a Christian I never knew much about Jesus or church. I came to this country and was introduced into drugs and alcohol and quickly began a life of criminal activity and a life of hurting those around me emotionally and hurting strangers physically.
Before I found God, I was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a womanizer. In Sept. of 2012, I ran into a girl I used to know 20 years ago, and I think she was heaven sent, because she saved my life.
When I was a little kid, my mother planted spiritual seeds by getting down on her knees and praying. She went to church on Sundays and communion class. When I was 16, I started drinking beer. For a long time, I would finish high school and drink beer.
I am glad someone was praying for me because I know some of those choices I made were not chance. So today, I pray for my family and friends. Because you never know how your prayers will affect someone close to you, when comes to following Jesus Christ.
I was born and brought up in a Hindu family in India. As a Hindu, I respected all faiths and thought all different paths will lead to God Almighty. I left India in 1968 and lived in Hong Kong for the next thirty years. I kept on practicing Hindu religion all along.
Growing up, I do recall of some things I wanted to become when I grew up. I wanted to be a super hero at one point, a fireman, ball player, and the list goes on. I remember the promises, plans and dreams I had along the way. But as I was growing up, I never once thought of what my purpose in life would be.
I didn’t grow up knowing the Lord. So, when I came to Christ, I learned that there was a different kind of life.
Now, I am a new creation and a witness that Christ did this. I don’t want to smoke anymore. I don’t want to listen to the same rappers I used to listen to. I make rap for the Lord now and I changed my entire life. Most importantly, I am a committed father and husband to my family – something I could only be with Christ in me.
I remember the first time we went to the Home Connect Group. The first thing we did was eat. A funny thing happens when you sit with others and eat. People talk. We talked as if we knew each other and we developed friendships.