Church Planter - Nepal
Sannu serves as a pastor of a church plant near his hometown. He was saved out of Hindu tradition after hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time from a neighbor.
Testimony of Conversion
I was brought up in an orthodox Hindu family, and from my childhood I was taught Hindu custom and rituals. Until I was an adult I continued to live according to this tradition. Eventually I was married, and after our first son was born our life became very miserable because of the condition of my wife. She seemed to have an evil spirit, and she was continually getting worse and worse. My situation also was getting worse because of the distress I felt for her. We took her to a witch doctor, but she was not healed.
Around this time, my second son was born, yet my wife remained in her terrible condition. According to the Hindu tradition we offered hen and wine during the Dashain festival to the Hindu goddess Durga, but still my wife had the same problems. At this point, I did not know what else I could do to help my wife. I was totally broken and depressed because of all the problems we were facing.
A neighbor came by one day and told me about Jesus. As she was telling me about who Jesus is and about the Gospel, I began to sense that there was comfort in the message she was sharing. That day something changed in my heart. They came and prayed for my wife, and afterwards she slowly began to get well. My wife and I started attending the worship services every Sunday at the church, and slowly I began to understand more about the truth of the Gospel and I grew in my faith. This happened in 1993, and it was then that I started trusting in Jesus as my Savior and Lord.
After this, I realized God’s calling on my life as a leader to serve His people. I first began serving the Lord under the leadership of my pastor, and now I am serving the Lord as a pastor of a newer church plant along with another brother. I thank God for allowing me to serve together with HeartCry as I lead His people in my local area. Please pray that God would give me strength to serve His people, and also pray for my wife and our four sons.