BRO.AJAY KUMAR DAS(BETHEL APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLIES,CHANDIGARH)
Praise the Lord!!!!!everyone I met Pastor Pradhan way back in 1996 when I was in Chandigarh attending an air force camp and Pastor was serving in IAF.I happen to be the first one to be baptized by his hands. We met in a weightlifting gym as both of us were players. All brotherhood feelings of being oriya bittered when he started to share the gospel of Christ. I commented on him, gave slangs back his face and spread to everyone that this man is tormenting me forcefully. Even I used to hide from him by wrapping inside a blanket and pretending to be asleep. But Pastor was not shy and used to share Lord’s love & gospel fearlessly. I challenged him by saying “let your God first bless me, then I will believe in him”. I started practicing for upcoming competition and I put all my efforts, money on medicine, food fitness etc and confided on self efforts.2 weeks to go I contacted fever and the loose motion. The turmoil continued for weeks and at last I lost my weight and energy and cant participate. Frustration and depression led me to SUKNA LAKE(a famous resort @ Chandigarh )and I decided to commit suicide….but @ that moment the unknown lord rescued me .Soon I started digging into religious books, temples,cassettes but none worked .At last I gave up and joined the cottage service of Pastor Pradhan, that day some 4-5 people have gathered.When Pastor Pradhan sang “”AAJ KA YEH DIN YAHOVA NE BANAYA HE HUM USME AANANDIT…….”.that very moment my stubborn heart melted into holiness. I felt relieved and emptied from the inside.Soon I got Holy Spirit baptism 7 days before my water baptism.Opposition from friends ,family,mental torture followed,my coach obstructed my promotion but none stopped me from Christ’s Love,and very next year God blessed me to win silver medal in National WLF championship.Till today I am his and my beloved Lord Jesus is mine.I am today blessed by a sikh convert wife and 2 children.Besides to mention, Pastor conducted my marriage.I was even sent to Sudan above my seniors exactly as I had dreamt that Pastor Pradhan referred my name to a higher officer. Plz pray for my family and my spiritual life so that I spread Christ gospel wherever I am stationed.
BRO.MALACHI MALESHWAR RAO(BETHEL APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLIES,KALAIKUNDA)
I come from a hindu family and my parents are still hindus.During my youth daysI was a school dropout and used to roam in gangs and always I lead my gang in fighting & threatening others.Also I had smoking and other bad habits.I got to know of Christ from an aunt whose daughter I later marry.But still my hopeless and useless life continued.All change came in my life when I first met with Pastor Pradhan @kharagpur on 2001 and those initial teachings from bible in the house church really touched my heart and from that day I devoted myself to Christ and left all my bad habits.Very soon an old problem arose.I had to undergo an operation for my twisted hand due to which I stopped working with my arm and remained half paralysed.Doctor said impossible to cure by operation and may be failure. But by the intense prayers from Pastor Pradhan and Pastor Aunty who even came to meet me @ the hospital, my operation was successful.PRAISE THE LORD!!!! And with those hands today Lord has helped me to win Gold in airforce volleyball championship .I also got a job in the IAF by their prayers only and of those @ bethel church.Very soon I took baptism in 2001 and Christ also helped me to marry a Christian girl named Krupa who today runs the Sunday School children @ bethel church.From my early days in Lord Jesus I came early to prayer hall and used to sit near the Pastor which helped me open & read bible & surprisingly today even being an illiterate I am hindi reader in church.By God’s grace I purchased a land near kalaikunda church plot very cheaply.God blessed us with a son too.Surely my poverty have been converted into his richness by Christ’s grace after accepting Lord as savior.Pray for me,wife & 2 sons to minister @ kalaikunda and also pray for the start of chuch building here.