I am Kodeeswaran S, from the Union Territory of Pondicherry, India. I am a born-again Christian and fear the Lord. So, I know Jesus, and He knows me. I have dedicated my life to Jesus since September of 2005. Now, I am studying online free Bible courses at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Bible courses, Click Here).
My parents are from a Hindu background. My siblings and I were born Hindu. Religion played an important role in my life right from an early age. The Hindu culture I grew up in was my religion. I am the second one of four children of my parents. Of course, I had heard about Jesus at an early age. However, as far as I was concerned, He was a “White” God for “white” people. Just as I was born a Hindu, when I saw the many problems in society, I wanted nothing to do with the Christian faith.
Accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as My Savior
After completing my post-graduate at the age of 24, I left home to my grandma’s house because of a fight with my father. It all happened in April of 2005. At that time, a friend of mine invited me to take tuition in a Christian NGO. At first, I was reluctant to go because I hated Christians. They used to preach to me. Whenever I talked to the Manager of the NGO, he said that I was not in a relationship with the true and living God.
That same year, on September 17th, I quietly accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I was so afraid of this decision, yet I knew that I needed Jesus in my life. God told me through His Word in Acts 16:31, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” The following year, I was baptized in December 2006.
My life changed tremendously after that. I went to church and grew in His grace. All glory to Jesus Christ! His plans in our lives are perfect.
God Strengthened Me
After accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, Master, and Lord, I strongly desired to tell my parents about my newfound faith and the good news of our loving Savior Jesus Christ. At first, the persecution at home was intense because my parents were deeply devoted Hindus. The persecution grew so bad that I had quarrels and arguments with my father almost every day. However, Jesus always reminded me of His everlasting love for my family and me.
In 2008, my father died in an unexpected electrical shock. At that time, all my relatives scolded me as they thought it happened because of me. I didn’t bother about their words. God strengthened me through His words from Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I got serious with God by attending church services, studying and reading the Bible every day, fasting, and giving to the needy and people following Jesus.
Marriage and Spiritual Life
I got a good job in a reputed MNC company. I joined as a copy editor in July of 2010. Years went by. Then, in December of 2012, I married Shimsonia. A with my family members acceptance. But, the next day, my younger sister committed suicide. Again all my relatives scolded me. But God promised through His words from Jeremiah 29:11,” ‘For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
So because of God’s grace, I am still living. God blessed me with a lovely wife and three children, including twins. In May 2014, I faced an accident and had a problem with my spinal cord. Because of this, I lost my job. Doctors operated in July of 2014, but I was not recovered fully. So again, in January of 2021, doctors operated, and now I am better. I praise the Lord my God and Savior. He gave me an independent church and strengthened me through His words and freedom to do His ministry. Now, I am preaching God’s words in my small village.
My Spiritual Dream
My spiritual dream is to serve the Lord our God and bring the gospel to the people so that all may be saved. It is to move forward in the Lord and reunite the lost sheep with the Lord. So many people in the world have strayed from the path of God. I want to spread the gospel of God to the people who are in sickness and trouble so that God can save all humanity, the Lord. As written in the Scriptures, salvation comes from God!
Online Free Bible Courses at the Christian Leaders Institute
I needed Bible training to advance in the ministry. If I don’t know the Bible, it will hinder my preaching. I need a document to preach the gospel in the world and serve in the church. I also wanted to take online free Bible courses for a long time, but I was not able to do it. However, when I found out about the Christian Leaders Institute, I was thrilled! Now I thank God that he answered the prayer of my heart. He has done such great work in my life that I want to go further with God and further the kingdom of God.
It surprised me that the online Bible courses are all free. All in all, learning so many courses for free is fantastic and unbelievable! I love that CLI is providing free education to all the students. Then, students like me who cannot get this kind of education can also take advantage of the free education at CLI. CLI is doing a good job and preparing leaders. So the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will spread everywhere in the world. The Christian Leaders Connections course helped me establish the right relationship with the Lord.
Need of Scholarship
Scholarship for training at Christian Leaders Institute is critical because Bible course fees are very high and beyond my reach. So when I found out about the Christian Leaders Institute, I was pleased because many high-quality Bible courses are being taught free of cost. Thank you, CLI! I also thank all the staff and teachers of the Christian Leaders Institute who are teaching us lessons in Bible knowledge. God bless you all!