Pastor. Paul David Raj Testimony
I was born and brought up in a good Christian family and my parents were completely involved in the ministry. So they brought up me with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, I was only a Christian by name and my life was not what it should have been as in Romans 12:1&2.
Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
As my desire was to study, earn money and to have a bright future, I decided that I wouldnt carry on with the ministry with my parents. I had no desire to even think or dream about serving God in my life. My parents were always insisting that they had dedicated me to ministry, but I would often tell them that I would rather do the most lowest, meager job on earth than serving God...
All my plans and dreams were in direct contrast to the plans of God in my life. However, In 2003, I met with an road accident ,that nearly killed me. My life was miraculously saved with minor injuries. The Lord gave me a second chance to live for HIM and then I realised that my real LIFE begins after my death, whether it be spending in eternity at Heaven or Hell my plans and dreams came to an end in 2003. God totally changed my life and I decided to serve God, at any cost. In the year 2005, My hunger and thirst striked more to know the Word of God. So, I went through a bible-training with ‘Youth With A Mission’ (YWAM) in India and England.
In the Year 2007, I received a call from God to fulfill His Great Commission, as it says in Matthew 28: 18, 19 & 20 - " All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age ". In that same year God took me to Europe and I was serving God in YWAM in France & Finland and also traveled as a missionary to Hong-Kong, China, Macau, Germany & Nepal.
Since the day of my dedication to God and until now, I can see that God has been so amazing and has done miraculous things in my life. He is still continuing to pour out his faithfulness even till this day, and has given me a burden for the lost souls in India and around the world.