My name was Vinayak. My family members all believed in the god Vinayaka and we worshipped him because our ancestors worshipped him. One day I went to a marriage function of my classmate, in a Christian Church. I observed the silence and serenity of the congregation and their perfection of worship. From then on, I began to go to church with my friend. I used to read my friend's Bible. One day I asked him to buy me a Bible and I gave him the money. I began to read the New Testament. I was wonder stricken because I had never heard of Jesus before, and was moved by the Sermon on the Mount.
I told my mother and convinced her that idol worship is a big sin and knowingly we are committing many sins. She told me if my father knew this that he would not let me into the house and would not spend any money for my marriage and he would not give me any money from our ancestral property. I said I need not be afraid for the sake of earthly benefits. I must look up for God's blessings. Once I decided to do this, nothing on earth can change me.
So I left my home and with some friends to help me, I constructed a small shed. Many people joined my church, whatever caste they may be of. We are all equal in God's sight. I go and preach in far off places on foot, I have trained two other pastors and have helped start two churches, I have led 250 souls to the Lord. About 90% of these people have been baptized. We minister to very poor people. With your help, we will be able to provide more things for them and be able to buy more Sunday School material and tracts to help us evangelize other villages. Please pray for our ministry.
Every 4 months sponsorship funds are sent to the preachers. With it goes a Missionary Report Form for each one to complete and return to our office. After compilation of statistics they are forwarded by mail or email to the sponsors. Below are past report forms from this preacher. They have been modified to protect the financial data of the sponsor.
I was born into a Roman Catholic home. At the age of 20 I heard a message on Revelation 20:11-20 and realized my need of Salvation. Soon I was involved in teaching Sunday School and occasionally preaching. Then the Lord convicted me to attend Bible College. I graduated in 1991, with a 4 year degree. I have been serving as a pastor in the Migori District ever since.