Church Planter - North India
Rehir was called by God to serve Him in 2010. After being trained and sent out by his church, he planted a church in 2012. He continues as pastor there and has a desire to help train others to share the gospel and strengthen the church.
Testimony of Conversion
I am from a Hindu background and was born in October of 1977. My wife and I married in November of 1992, and we have three children - two sons and one daughter.
The Lord used a pastor who lived in the same village as me to confront me with the gospel. This brother always used to meet with me. One day he came and shared the Good News with me and gave me a bible. I told him about my wife’s problem, that she was possessed by an evil spirit. He said that Satan and the evil spirits fear Jesus, and he encouraged me to have faith in Jesus alone.
During that time my wife, who had been sick for five years, sought healing through witchcraft. I wanted my wife to be healed, but we were very confused and went to many witch-doctors but nothing helped. One evening my wife suddenly fell down. I was sitting in my neighbor’s house, and my son came and told me what was happening. We ran to our home and suddenly my son fell down on the ground, and when I tried to help him stand up, an evil spirit came over him. Though I was very shocked I suddenly remembered what the pastor had told me – that the evil spirits fear Jesus. Then I began talking about Jesus to my wife and son, and the evil spirits left them. That day the pastor was in my village, and I called for him and told him the whole story. He prayed for us and since that day, my wife and son not been bothered by any evil spirits. The pastor invited us to come to church and we did.
There I believed that Jesus is my salvation and Lord, and He is the only Son of God. He came to earth and was born and live life as a man and gave us salvation and a meaningful life. He died for my sins and rose up again on third day. Now He is in Heaven, sitting at the right side of God. Through this faith I was then baptized together with my wife who also believed. This took place at the very beginning of 2010. God gave me life by His Spirit, and now I am born again.
After I was saved, I left my past way of life, even my job as a painter. Then I spent more and more time in the Word and fellowship with God. I went to Sunday worship every week and was blessed. When family and friends heard about my conversion, they pressured me to leave the church and my new faith. Then I remembered the passage in Matthew 10:32-28. This helped to give me strength not to waiver in my faith in Jesus.
God then called me to serve Him in August of 2010. I gave myself to the Lord for this purpose. I was trained and sent out by my church (a well established church that HeartCry works closely with). I began planting a church in a nearby area in March of 2012. God has been very gracious toward me and my family. I continue to serve God in this church, and every Sunday we have about forty people who gather to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. My wife and I pray that the Lord will use us for His glory in the future.