Church Planter - North India
Remalesh T. was called by God to plant a church which has been meeting in his home for some time now. Along with his burden to reach the many lost people around him, he has a growing desire to train others in church planting.
Testimony of Conversion
My name is Remalesh. I am married and have three children, two sons and one daughter. When I was growing up, I belonged to a Hindu family, but I always stayed away from religious things. One day, a pastor came into our house and shared the Gospel with us. He also gave us booklets about Christianity and prayed for us. Although I was not a believer, the pastor made frequent visits to our house. He would share from the Word of God and pray for us. We always welcomed him and listened to the Word of God.
Very slowly, the Word of God started working in my heart, and my wife and I started going to the church. I purchased a bible and started reading about the creation and the plan of God. I would read the Bible out loud and my wife would listen to it. As we were reading and praying together, we both realized that we were sinners and would one day have to face the judgment of God. We also realized that to be saved from condemnation we would have to repent and put our faith in Jesus Christ. We knew that we must accept Jesus as our Savior and confess Him publicly in baptism.
On the 11th of January 2005, my wife and I were baptized and started spending regular time with God. We started going to the church regularly and helping in the work of the church. In February of 2009, I went to the church service as always. But that day, the pastor was against me. He said I could no longer share the Word, and he told the people not to be with me. I was very sad because I was growing in the Word of God and my ministry was helping people. I was sad, but my wife and I prayed about it.
Finally, God gave me a clear vision that I needed to use my house for prayer and fellowship in order to win the lost people who were not going to church. Since that time, I have been praying and worshiping in my house. The meetings first began with my wife and children, but we spread the Word in our neighborhood and people began to come. God has kept His promises to me and is using my family to reach others.
I have a burden to share the Word of God with people who are caught in sin, separated from God, and are spending their lives in darkness. I want to win them to the righteousness of Christ. Also, I want to establish strong churches and prepare qualified church planters. Please pray for me and for my burden.