Hi, I am a Singaporean and would like to share my journey with Christ and hope that by hearing my story, I can bring someone to Christ or closer to Christ.
I grew up in a Catholic background. Over the years, my family started going to a Pentecostal church. This was the period when I started hating Christ. The teachings in the Pentecostal church were that we were not allowed to have any sort of entertainment, e.g. watch television or listen to music.
At the age of 10, I started to rebel. I got involved in gangs which lead to extorting money, smoking, gambling, rioting and playing truant. And through it all, deep in my heart, I knew God was with me. At 22, I got involved in a motorbike accident and my best friend, who was the pillion rider was killed in that accident. I kept blaming myself for that accident and went into depression. Pastors would pray for me and always said that God has kept me for His purpose.
One day, my church called for an altar call. I didn’t realize that I had been moved forward and as the pastor was praying for me, I heard God speak,
“I love you as my own son.”
I was back with my Heavenly Father. Each time, there was a setback in my life, I would backslide. During the recession period, my father failed in his business. Many pastors prayed and said that we wouldn’t lose the house, but we did. But through it all, my parents never lost their trust in God. They started having bible studies in the rental house we were staying. I stayed away from God.
During this period, I met my wife. She was a Hindu, and my parents were against the marriage. We got married and started a family. I was lost. She followed her faith and brought our two daughters to temples, and I fasted the Hindu way. I even went to India on a pilgrimage. But something was not right.
I didn’t have peace. I started drinking and smoking and mixed with people who frequented pubs and loved the nightlife. I was asked to join as a partner in a pub as I had many contacts with people who indulged their money on alcohol and women.
My wife and I grew apart. I started to “enjoy” with my newly found business. My wife started going to church and, in her heart, she had accepted Christ. Everything started to change. I came out of the pub business; my wife started attended Church with me and was baptized.
Even then, I didn’t accept Christ. I was seeing all that He was doing and yet because of ego, I kept away. I was still wasting my life away. I did not care about my kids or my wife. One day with the help of church members I began to realize and repented. We got back together with my parents and started attending church regularly and we prayed together as a family. We sold our house and bought a bigger new house by God’s grace and were eligible for a property loan for a third time. Praise God!
Other Miracles in my life:
- I was born a dumb and by God’s grace at the age of 5, after a minor operation, I began to speak a little and now I am cured.
- I did not have any education qualifications but was offered Higher Management Jobs.
- I had 3 and 1 serious motorbike accidents, but God always protected me.
- I had 2 car accidents; one was serious and no injury on me.
- My Father was a Hindu for the past 40 odd years, but God spoke to him, and he is now in the front line for doing God’s service.
- I was an alcoholic and by the grace of God, I am now totally free of alcoholism.
At the age of 37, I realize God’s greatness and am sure that at any age, He will talk to you through someone and when you confessed and pray; you will realize the miracles that he has done for you big or small. The Lord we serve is a Good God. Every trial that He makes us go through, it is to teach us to be a better person and to glorify His name when you see the miracles He does in your life. Everything that He does, will always turn out to be sweet in the end.
Put your trust in Him, everything belongs to Him. He will do great things. Let Christ be the center of your life. He is my center of my life. Soon I be attending a Missional Leadership Program and have created an email for those who are in need of prayers. We look forward to your prayer request and we shall pray for you. Email us at: jesus_answers at outlook dot com. Your prayers shall be confidential and would only be shared among our prayer team. It would be a great joy if you can share your answered prayers on the website that you saw this testimony. All Glory to Jesus. Always remind yourself, Jesus is your superhero.
A simple prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you, Father for the compassion and love that You have for us and because of your mercy, You send your son Jesus to die for our sins. I thank you for your son, Jesus who was rich yet became poor for us. He was robbed of all glory on earth. He suffered in the cross as to redeem us from our sins. I repent of my sins and renounce my past sinful life. I believe I am healed of my sins, pain, poverty, and depression. I thank you Jesus for your favor, your grace. I promise to follow Him all the days of my life and to glorify Jesus at all times. Amen