I grew up in a Hindu family, but never followed the religion. I never prayed or was in touch any God for 18 years. I went to a Catholic School and received teachings of morality through our school diaries. I liked reading some nice statements of love and encouragement on there. At home, I only looked forward to the poojas and food during holy festivals. I was just not religiously enthusiastic at all. I moved to the States in 2001. I was extremely depressed and angry. Thank God for my friends who helped me heal at that time. The Lord reached to me through people many times.
After high school, I was dejected due to a guy. My dad’s friend told me about how she came to the Lord and met her husband at a missionary trip. It comforted me. College was very tough. I never fitted in and was still very angry and depressed. I stopped at a Church one time when I was lost. During orientation, someone prayed for me and it was answered. Someone parked their car next to mine and blocked it. I had to knock on a building where some people were gathered for Christian services. I was invited in. More people came to me with the Word of God. At that time, I was at the peak of forming an atheist club and becoming bitter. I got in several arguments and fought with them. Ultimately, I failed in some of my courses in college, derailed from my career path, and came running to Jesus. Surprisingly, I always lived next to a big Catholic Church in India.
My fam is in some issues right now and the Church has bought my home in India. Its wonderful how I never knew the Lord was always next to me…next door…right across from my room. u open the windows and u can see Jesus straight down the church doors. they were opposite. It was only a matter of time. I am very thankful for all the people who touched me. My prayers have been answered ever since I became a believer. Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mercy. I love GOD 🙂