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Vinod Kumar

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I am Vinod Kumar from Madhya Pradesh India. I was born in a small village. I born and brought up in Hindu family. I was worshiping the Idols, fasting and going everyday in temple to pray to Hindu Gods. In Hindu have 33 crodes Gods. It’s around (33 Million). On November 11th 1994 my mother died due to a witchcraft curse. I have two brother and one sister but in 2002 she also died due to witchcraft. I am the eldest in my family. I have the responsible to take care of my brothers so I went to work in deferent place in India.   My father did not what me to stay in his house because he began to drink alcohol.  Because of the alcohol abuse he beat us very badly. So in 1995 I left the house and went to Bombay to work as an accountant.  I was getting enough money to help my brothers because my father did not allow them to stay in the house. I was in my office and there I received a Gospel tract. I read the gospel tract and I went in my room to sleep.  At  mid night I woke up and saw Jesus standing in front of my bed.  At first I thought he was a ghost and I was very afraid and I started to cry. I didn’t know who he was. He  said to me I love you.  This was like Samuel when God called to him.  In the gospel tract it was written that a mother can forget her children, but God will not forget (Is 49:15).  I don’t know what to do but written on the tract was a pastor’s address.  I wrote him a letter and he wrote back to encourage me about my experience with Jesus.  He told me to enroll in YWAM’s DTS Program.  I don’t know what DTS was but, I thought maybe if I took the training would get a better job. On January the 4th 1999 I set off to do the DTS training. When I got there I found that the students would pray and worship to Jesus without a single picture of Him to look at.  As a Hindu I always had pictures or statues  in the house to help me pray, so it was strange to me to see these students just worshipping and praying.  I received Jesus Christ as my personal savior during my time with YWAM training. After I finished Discipleship Training School I went home but I couldn’t pray to Jesus in my father’s house. When my father  found out I had become a Christian he beat me very badly and he kicked out from the house. I went Rajasthan with my younger brother who I put into a Christian orphanage and I went to work at a mission school for 4 years. In 2002 God spoke to me about going into fulltime ministry, He showed me Genesis chapter 12 verse 1 which meant I was to leave everything and follow God.  But, I didn’t know how I would live and where I would get money from. In 2002 I then moved to came in Goa, India. I was on DTS staff with YWAM. God spoke with me to work in the slum but I didn’t have any idea how to do the work but in 2005 God open the door to do Introduction Primary Health Care in Lonavala.  Then in 2005 I started the Mercy Ministry in Goa  where I run a clinic in the slums and now I am the project leader.

I got married on the 11th of May 2006 to Rekha.  My wife was also born into and brought up in a Hindu family so when we got engaged she was still a Hindu. Other believers said not tom marry her while others said go ahead, but God told me to marry her because He had created every human begin in his own  image. God said that He would change her and in 2005  she also received Jesus Christ as her personal savior.

 

 

I am Vinod Kumar from Madhya Pradesh India. I was born in a small village. I born and brought up in Hindu family. I was worshiping the Idols, fasting and going everyday in temple to pray to Hindu Gods. In Hindu have 33 crodes Gods. It’s around (33 Million). On November 11th 1994 my mother died due to a witchcraft curse. I have two brother and one sister but in 2002 she also died due to witchcraft. I am the eldest in my family. I have the responsible to take care of my brothers so I went to work in deferent place in India.   My father did not what me to stay in his house because he began to drink alcohol.  Because of the alcohol abuse he beat us very badly. So in 1995 I left the house and went to Bombay to work as an accountant.  I was getting enough money to help my brothers because my father did not allow them to stay in the house. I was in my office and there I received a Gospel tract. I read the gospel tract and I went in my room to sleep.  At  mid night I woke up and saw Jesus standing in front of my bed.  At first I thought he was a ghost and I was very afraid and I started to cry. I didn’t know who he was. He  said to me I love you.  This was like Samuel when God called to him.  In the gospel tract it was written that a mother can forget her children, but God will not forget (Is 49:15).  I don’t know what to do but written on the tract was a pastor’s address.  I wrote him a letter and he wrote back to encourage me about my experience with Jesus.  He told me to enroll in YWAM’s DTS Program.  I don’t know what DTS was but, I thought maybe if I took the training would get a better job. On January the 4th 1999 I set off to do the DTS training. When I got there I found that the students would pray and worship to Jesus without a single picture of Him to look at.  As a Hindu I always had pictures or statues  in the house to help me pray, so it was strange to me to see these students just worshipping and praying.  I received Jesus Christ as my personal savior during my time with YWAM training. After I finished Discipleship Training School I went home but I couldn’t pray to Jesus in my father’s house. When my father  found out I had become a Christian he beat me very badly and he kicked out from the house. I went Rajasthan with my younger brother who I put into a Christian orphanage and I went to work at a mission school for 4 years. In 2002 God spoke to me about going into fulltime ministry, He showed me Genesis chapter 12 verse 1 which meant I was to leave everything and follow God.  But, I didn’t know how I would live and where I would get money from. In 2002 I then moved to came in Goa, India. I was on DTS staff with YWAM. God spoke with me to work in the slum but I didn’t have any idea how to do the work but in 2005 God open the door to do Introduction Primary Health Care in Lonavala.  Then in 2005 I started the Mercy Ministry in Goa  where I run a clinic in the slums and now I am the project leader.

I got married on the 11th of May 2006 to Rekha.  My wife was also born into and brought up in a Hindu family so when we got engaged she was still a Hindu. Other believers said not tom marry her while others said go ahead, but God told me to marry her because He had created every human begin in his own  image. God said that He would change her and in 2005  she also received Jesus Christ as her personal savior.

 

 

My name is Rekha and I did my DTS in 2005. After I was baptized God really changed my life because before I was a believer I was a very bad person and a very anger person.  I will never obey my parents; I never listen to anyone. Whatever I want I would do. But, whenever I talked to Vinod on phone he always share about Jesus.  Because of his life I received Jesus Christ.  Then through me my mother, sisters and my brother came to the Lord. It is a great joy to see my family received Jesus Christ.  My father is the only one who remains to receive Jesus.

I completed my beauty parlor course in Goa and I want to start a beauty parlor among the people in the slum and teach the women. In the slums many women are forced to marry at the age of 14 or 15 years old and after 1 to 2 years the husbands leave.  My desire is  to teach and train theses women so they can work and earn money. My desire is also to let them know about Jesus.

I have another plan which is to go to a Dance class.  I really want to learn and reach children and teenagers through dance because then they will be more  interested to learn and through this we want to share the gospel.

I had a baby on the 8th of November, 2009.  God blessed us with a son and his name is Ethan and we feel that he is a beautiful baby.

God told us that we would have a normal birth but the doctors said I would need to surgery.  This made me afraid but  we told the doctor we will not do surgery because my God can change the birth to be  a normal birth.  We went to three doctors who told us the same thing.  But, God really did a miracle in our life and our baby was born normally, Praise God. God spoke with us to go into the entire world, preach the gospel, baptized, heal the sick and drive the demons out in the name of Jesus.

 

Mission Statement

To Preach, Teach and Equip children, teenagers, families and pastors in India and to all Nations

 Calling-The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from the darkness for the prisoners (Is 61:1). 

Future Plan-

1. To have the children’s Home for the motherless and Fatherless.

2. To help the communities where ever there is needs.

3. To start a educational school for pre-school to grade X.

4. To reach unreached people group.

Prayer request-

1. Pray for support for the future ministry project.

2. Pray that God will help us to reach

to the unreached places .

 

Vinod Rekha Ethan

Email-vinodrekha4jesus@gmail.com

 

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