Siblings of Hindu Priestly family accept Jesus; under persecution. By Jadavedan Potty
18 Nov 2013
My name is Jadavedan Potty (Pronunciation as Yaadhavedhan Potty; it means ‘priest born in Scriptures’; Scriptures means Hindu Vedas). I belong to a Hindu Brahmin (priestly) family in India. From childhood I was an idol worshiper. I used to go to temples. I used to get up at 4 in the morning and doing poojas and helping the main priest. I used to bathe the deities and used to pray to them.
Once I got a Christian pamphlet from one of my friends. I took the pamphlet with me. In the pamphlet I saw a Bible Verse, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).
Also again I have read in that pamphlet some other Bible verses, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works (Titus 2:11-14).
And also I found a phone number of Paul Ciniraj Ministries, who are evangelising India and the third world nations and forming Underground churhes for the converts from Islam and Hindus and other gentiles who are facing severe persecutions.When I came home, I put that pamphlet inside of my cupboard. And I said to myself that I’m hindu; Jesus is not my God. And I wanted to go ahead in my life by worshiping the Hindu gods.
After that incident, many times in my life; I felt GOD JESUS loves me sincerely. Once I saw the LORD, HE came to me and put His hand upon my shoulder. Even then I said to myself, No. Jesus is not my God; my gods are idols.
One day my sister who is having 20 years old, suffered from brain tumor and became bed ridden. She was my only sister. My parents took her to different hospitals for the treatment and I went myself to all the places of worship of Hindu temples. I was very desperate to get help from above.
Another day I happened to attend a Christian retreat and heard an woman was telling her testimony, who was severely ill and the doctors gave up all hopes. Her family was crying for her; because doctors said that she will not live; but will die soon. But she didn’t lose her hope and she cried to GOD JESUS and GOD JESUS healed her and saved her. Now she is healed completely and she is giving her testimony to everyone, so that those who are suffering will come to know that its only GOD JESUS who has the power over everything.
When I heard that testimony I remembered about the pamphlet which I got from Paul Ciniraj Ministries. Immediately I ran to my home and found out the pamphlet. I dialed the number which I noticed in the pamphlet and I told them all problems which my sister was facing. I requested them to come to my house and pray for my sister. At once they prayed by phone. I also started praying to GOD JESUS.
Same evening some blessed people from Paul Ciniraj Ministries came to my house and they prayed for my sister. And they gave me the New Testament and I could feel some power that was working in my life. Slowly my sister totally cured and we both accepted Jesus as our Saviour in my family. We both suffer persecutions from our family and relatives for accepting Jesus as Saviour. PCM gave us a full Bible and we rely on Jesus through the Bible and strengthening its Verses and also learning apostolic principles and preparing for baptism in an Underground Church.
Please pray for me and my sister. And also pray for our entire family and our friends to know the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for our ministries and church too that we face severe financial crisis.