Thursday, 24 May 2007

Every knee shall bow

Pastor Shaylendra.daughter Milka and wife Soonila
Nearly 20 years ago Shay was turned out of his home and village when he accepted Christ. He belongs to a family of Hindu Brahmin priests, considered to be the highest caste in India.
His father owns a lot of agricultural land. When Shay was being evicted from the ancestral home the whole village gathered in the front yard singing and rejoicing and beating celebration drums. They were pleased to see a Christian humiliated.
Shay was not allowed to take his belongings and his own hard earned money too.When his father asked him to strip off the clothes he was waring, Shay went to his room and started weeping. His brother in law came to him and gave him his clothes.
Shay passed through a lot of hardships and challenges. He studied in the Allahabad Bible Seminary which had Dr. Wesley Dewell (author) as one of its founders.Now he is the coordinator of the dept. of correspondence theology courses and pastor of our church.
His first wife died after child birth and he remarried two and half years ago. He invited his family with whom he had no contact for 17 years.His father and younger brother came and were very impressed by the Christian atmosphere. Communication lines started to open.His Dad and brother visited him in Allahabad and dad gave him some money to buy a motorcycle.
Two days ago Shay got a phone call from his dad saying that now they have 6 or 7 Christian families in their village and a small church too. Dad goes to the Christian meetings sometimes and would like Shay to come and preach there.What a reason to rejoice! The people who rejected Christ are now opening up. Glory be to God.
I went to see the lawyers with Shay yesterday. Found out that our opponents have submitted old evidence which has been rejected by the state court. They don 't have a chance. They are doing this to harass us knowing my father has gone.They think his daughter is too puny to handle the case. I stand in the Lord 's strength and we are confident of victory.Sometimes I get anxious and frightened but the Lord boosts my spirit. I will go to court on May 28th. We will ask the judge for more time as we have to get some documents from the state court and govt. offices.Please pray for this.
I have managed to pay the construction worker 's last bill, but he wants more for the on going work. We are asking the Lord for help. He is Jehovah Jireh.

6 Fertilize my soul:

Ruth said...

wow, thank you for sharing this beautiful though very painful story. God is sooo faithful and his love is without end.

shalom my friend. you are a bright light!

pai said...

Chin up - you will prevail.

Becky Wolfe said...

Wow - Praise to God for this village revival! What a hard but amazing story. God is definitely in control!

Also Praise for your court case. What amazing strength & faith you have.

Rebecca said...

Your Pastor has really paid a price for His faith, but I am sure he would not change a thing now that he sees what is happening.

Mother Jones RN said...

Unbelieveable. Sorry for what you have to go through to practice your faith.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

MJ

Carol-Ann said...

Thanks for taking the time to write out this story!