Introducing Pastor K. Timothy

Pastor Timothy

I am Timothy born and brought up in a Hindu family at Chinateenarla .we are six children to my parents and I am  the fourth son to my parents. We all are fisher people. I am married and I have two children. I was divot of household Goddesses.

 Conversion:  in my village there was a blind pastor who used to come to our house and slowly my sister believed in Christ. I use to listening from the pastor and moreover through my sister’s prayers I come to Christ. Once I come to know that I am sinner, then I ask forgiveness from the Lord and took baptism. I attend church regularly and I participate in every meeting. As I was growing in the Lord I started business and it was good, as my family was also growing in the Lord.

Call for ministry: one day I attended one meeting and God spoke to me directly through a prophet. There I dedicated myself to the Lord’s ministry but when I come to my home I neglected to go to ministry.  I was not having peace in my life . Once again I attended to one meeting again God spoke to me through a pastor. Then I remembered my call and I served three year with one pastor as assistant but later God spoke to me to go Bible College, I went there and studied. During this time, my wife and children were not having food because of financial struggles but I did not leave My Bible College. I understood that one who called me He is faithful to me and my family.

Ministry:  By the grace of God I entered in ministry in year of 2005. Now I am doing ministry in three villages. In those villages there were no single believers but now by the grace of God people are coming to the church. Right know I don’t have any church building to worship the Lord in, so pray for me.  Those villages are very strict in their religions. So, please pray for ministry and by the grace of God along with Pastor Jonathan as a team we are working in God’s field.  Around 40 people are there but less people come every Sunday because they use to go other places to survival.

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India’s Children and Malaria

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Malaria kills about one child every minute in the sub-tropics. India is no exception. Children, as well as adults, are affected, resulting in 1 million deaths each year. Just a couple of months ago I was able to team up with Jonathan and his co-workers, to provide mosquito nets for an entire village, thus giving them protection and a greater level of assurance for their health and well-being. This vital work that is carried out by the team is one of their primary mission objectives and is followed up by the Christian story.

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Light of Life Compassion Ministries

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For a year now, I have been involved with an indigenous ministry in India. On an almost daily basis, I have observed a group of ordinary men and women working tirelessly to bring aid, hope, support and the simple message of Christ to villages in a region of South India.

These are not people connected to some international relief agency, money-laden and people-heavy. No, they are the ordinary men (and their families) that you would see on the street of any Indian town our city. Like Christ himself, they have the little that life has given them and they share that with others who have even less.

I am going to let my weekly blogs tell the story. I hope you are inspired as I am with the tireless and loving actions of this group of men and women.

Introducing Jonathan & Ramya

 

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Background: I am K. Tatilu (Jonathan), was born in Hindu family at Chinateenarla village. I am fourth child to my parents and my father was like a priest (poojari) in our house for household goddesses, and at the same time, my father was fisherman. He was so religious man, my father was having boats and he was earning good money. As my family was growing my father was addicted to alcohol. When I was eight years old my father passed away. Because of my father we lose everything so, all of suddenly we became poor so all our family members left us alone. My mother had gone through many struggles with her four children.  I was semi-orphan so mother kept me in one Christian orphanage there I come across Christ, the Love that shown by the home convicted me to follow Jesus Christ and moreover I experienced Christ Love. I don’t know father’s Love and even Mother’s Love because my mother was not with me. She was a daily labour so she was not able to look after me and other children.

My conversion: when I was ten years old I was affected by malaria so my mother took me to hospital but there was no cure. After some days, one more disease added to me so doctors said to my mother that we can’t do anything to this boy. Ultimately I was on the death bed, my mother had no hope that I would live. Everyone thought that I already died. On that day, one pastor came to my village and my mother asked him to pray for me. Because pastor knew that I believed in Jesus Christ because I was in an orphanage, so pastor prayed and went away but my mother got a little hope on me that Jesus will save my son.

Next day my mother took me to the church and made a vow to God with tears that “Lord save my child. If he will live I will give him for your ministry and he will be serving to you entire his life”. When my mother made prayer to God I was slowly recovering day by day. When I got healed, my mother and other household accepted Christ as their personal saviour from then my faith became strong in Christ. I studied up to 10th standard in Christian orphanage; through me all of my family accepted Christ. Because my family conditions I left my studies and went Goa for a job. There because of my friends and of my work I was totally away from the Lord. I forgot that what my mother made a promise with God. I was addicted to all bad habits. Again I was in the problem where I can understand God’s will in my life. I had been a beggar for some days because of not obeying to God’s will in that strange land. But God has a plan for my life and brought me back to my home and forgave my sins. I was growing in faith strongly.

 Call for ministry: whenever I do the job there was no fruit in that place. I always lose in my business because I forgot my mother’s promise towards God regarding me. But when I was praying to God, God was speaking with me through the scripture John 15:16 “you did not choose me, but I choose you and appointed you that you should bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, whatever you ask the Father in my name He may give you”. Through this word God spoke with me then I realize that was God’s plan for me in His own ways.

One day God spoke with me through a prophet again that I should do His ministry. By this all I understood that God called me to His ministry. At the Age of 18 I went to Bible College to study in Telugu medium one year, and then I minister with one senior pastor for two years. And I served one year for orphan children as a warden. And by the help of God I went Bible college again I completed B.Th. then after I did my M.Div in Visakahapatnam. In 2011 April 27 I got married to Ramya. God gave me a prayerful lady as my life partner, I thank God for Her.

Ministerial burden: As God kept me burden for perishing souls in Andhra pradesh. I had been an orphan so I have a burden for orphan children and their struggle; moreover, I came to know Christ when I was in the orphanage so, I have a great burden for orphan children.

I have only one goal that until last breath of my life I want to serve the Lord faithfully in all the areas of my life. God gave me the gift to lead and teach some pastors. I am praying to God to have some support for those pastors for this small ministry. I have the vision to plant churches in unreached areas for God.  Your prayers and partnership with us will make much impact in this small ministry

please pray for me and my wife. For the ministry we are doing in India.

Thanks

God’s servant Kt. Jonathan