2011 Gospel for Asia
How to Save a Life
The Lord supplied Gaurav’s needs through a Christmas gift. This is his story.
My name is Gaurav Jyani. I was born and brought up in a family with traditional beliefs. I grew up with an arrogant nature, thinking I was great. I had no regard for God. I never knew Jesus and had never been to any fellowship. I was far away from the love of Jesus Christ, running after worldly things, and this had me headed toward destruction.
I became poor and struggled to get even one meal a day. Seeing my shocking circumstance, one of my uncles helped me to get some work as a mason. I worked hard for the survival of my family.
Three months later, the building construction was complete, and I could not find a new job. I was in a great dilemma and didn't know what to do or where to go. Slowly, my wife started selling our household items, and out of that income we were able to eat.
In the midst of our utter discouragement, I happened to meet Pastor Kanan Bindra. He shared with me about the love of God. That penetrated my heart, and finally I gave my heart to Jesus, my personal Savior. My wife and I joined the church, and we began growing in the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. My wife had been praying God would help us start our own business so we could run our family in a proper way, but because of lack of money, we could not do so.
One evening, Pastor Kanan came to our house and prayed for us. I shared with him about our personal problems. We told him we were finding it very difficult to run our family life smoothly because of our financial crisis. Our pastor comforted us with the Holy Word of God and told us, "For God, nothing is impossible. Trust and obey God. He is going to bless your family."
One month later, my pastor gave me a new bicycle rickshaw! I was awestruck. I asked myself, "How come I got this new cycle?" Of course I was in need of this, but the way the Lord provided for me was wonderful. Immediately I started praising God's name because He had done great things in my life.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to you for this special gift. It is more than a gift to me; it is indeed a lifesaver. My prayer is that the good Lord blesses you always.
Published Nov. 1, 2011 Gospel for Asia