India—I used to be a devout Hindu. I trusted 330 million gods and believed in Karma—the view that every activity in life had inescapable consequences that would determine my future destiny when I would be reincarnated. I smoked and could not resist alcohol.
One day I became very sick. My wife and family were frightened when they witnessed me vomiting nearly two liters of blood. In distress, they sent for my uncle, who came to visit me. This made me angry. “Why did you come to me?” I shouted. “I don’t want to hear anything about your Jesus!” I scolded him and told him to go back home.
But instead of leaving, he began to tell me in a loving way that Jesus was my Creator God. “If you would only trust Him,” he said, “Jesus can heal you of sickness and help you in your weakness.” Later, when the sickness did not leave me, I decided to reach out to Jesus. I prayed, “If You will heal me, I promise that I will serve You till my last dying breath.”
Just when I decided to surrender my bad habits to Jesus, my uncle knocked at my door again. He prayed for me. Suddenly as he was praying, a light came into my mind and I sensed a wonderful peace. I immediately threw all the Hindu gods in my home into the trash and destroyed anything that related to my old sinful ways.
I was delighted when an evangelist came to hold meetings in a village near mine. Our family attended every meeting. I will never forget the day my whole family was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. That was 14 years ago. Today, I work with Gospel Outreach in North Rayalaseema section in Andhra Pradesh. I have decided to use my testimony to reach out to others who need to hear about Jesus.
Watch the testimony here.