In 25th Dec 1960 I was born as a 10th child of my parents. My father is Mr. Nallathampy and my mother is Ms. Sundari. I was born and brought up in a Christian family. In the midst of many difficulties and poverty my parents brought me up in the fear God. From my childhood I was very interested in Spiritual activities of my Church. I used to participate most of the events in the church. One day in a church service pastor sang a Malayalam song “orkkalie jagatheyum jadatheyum piriyumbolarundenne nadathan”(When I part from my physicalbody who wii be there to lead my way). This stanza is from the song “marraruthe mugham marraykarythe”(Don’t change and hide your face from me). I was touched by this song and I started to think about my life after death. While I was thinking I saw a vision of Jesus hanging on the Cross and I dedicated my life to God and God’s ministry.
This stanza is from the song “marraruthe mugham marraykarythe”(Don’t change and hide your face from me). I was touched by this song and I started to think about my life after death.
In 1979 as a 19 year old teenager I joined in Bethel Bible College, Punalur. While I was studying I planned to do ministry in North India after my studies. But God said to me that, “I will send you to your own place and I will do great things through your life and also I will send you to North India as a team”. I committed my life to God’s voice. In 1981, after my graduation, I came to a place called ‘Maruthemcode’ in Tamil Nadu and started a ministry under Assemblies of God. I ministered there only five years. In those five years God used me in a different way.
After that, as the promise of God, God sent me to my home town named Parassala and helped me to start a new ministry there. There was no owned building or place for us to conduct the services. So we started our prayer meetings at a home. Then we asked one person to lend his land for placing a small shed for prayer. He gave us a small portion of his land. In that land we built a thatched shed. There was no money to keep a door for it, so we took a door from the family temple of the land owner named “Bhadhrakali temple” and kept as a door. In that same year we shifted our prayer from home to our thatched shed followed by a public meeting. Four old women and the land owner’s family were the initial members of that prayer meeting.
While I was studying in the Bible College I had four prayer requests to God;
- Make me a pastor of a biggest church congregation in Kerala
- Make me a good preacher so that I can preach the Gospel all over the world
- Fill me with the Gifts of the Spirit so that I can use that for your glory
- Use me for North Indian Ministry
When there were only four members in the church, I joined with them and prayed for the fifth member and sixth and it went on. In the nights I used to go to the vacant places, where there were no members to sit, in the church and knelt down and asked God to give members to fill those vacant places. I encouraged new members to pray for the perishing souls in the world. As the prayer was increasing in the church, Gifts of the Spirit started to work among the believers. Miracles, Signs and Wonders have taken place in the church. The peoples in my place believed that if they come to the church then they will be healed from their sickness and they will be delivered from the problems in their families. So the people started to come to the church. The unbelievers made lot of problems to the church. Once I was preaching in a place named Pozhiyoor, the people against the Gospel came with sword and other weapons and distracted the meeting and they tried to kill us. But God saved me from all painful situations and helped me to stand firm in ministry. At that time we were facing severe finance problems. As we were going through all these pain and difficulties God helped us to continue in ministry.
One day we were praying for the church building God asked me “what will u give?” I already gave everything what I had for the ministry. But I had one bike which I was using for the ministry. I said “God, I will give this bike for the construction of the church which you have given me to do your ministry”. I said this in the church and encouraged the believers to give for the church construction. They gave their best. In 1992 God helped us to dedicate the new building for God’s Glory which will accommodate thousand people at a time. Our first target was thousand members. God fulfilled that in the year of 2000. Now more than 2000 families are coming for the worship. Four services are there in our church.
Past three decades in ministry God is faithful and He is always there for us and also He is more than enough for our needs. The One whom we hold our trust will never leave us nor forsake us. He will be with us, guide us and lead us all-through our life. We will be doing God’s ministry until our last breath.