Meet The Teacher Who Moved to India to Serve the Children
Jan 8, 2019 1081
Meet one of the teacher’s at the Good News Children’s Care Centre! Anita Ester is from Malaysia, but after dedicating her life to God, she moved to India to serve the children at the Good News Children’s Care Centre in the “untouchable” village of Nandiwada.
Anita Ester’s parents were from India, but they moved to Malaysia because of work, and that is where she was born. She became a nurse and spent time working in the UK before returning to Malaysia.
It was in 2012, while she was in her early sixties, that she had a turning point in her life. She was diagnosed with cancer. While in the hospital for treatment, she met a nurse who told her about Jesus and taught her to pray. Anita Ester started to pray and asked Jesus to heal her.
Jesus did heal her, and so she accepted him into her life and dedicated her life to serving him. She looked for a way to be able to do this. It was because of this she eventually ended up coming to the Good News Children’s Care Centre.
She had the vision to come to India to serve the poorest of the poor in society
She first came to know about the children’s centre through Pr Joseph on Facebook. She saw his posts about what has been happening at the centre, how “untouchable” children were given an education and taught about Jesus. She wanted to be involved and had the vision to come to India to serve the poorest of the poor in society.
So Anita Ester moved to India, and is currently staying at the children’s centre, in a special room that has been provided for her. She teaches the children English songs and about the Bible. She teaches them how to pray just like the nurse once taught her. She also has been visiting the families of children at the centre and is now involved in Gospel evangelism around the area. She says,
It is God who has sent me to the Good News Children’s Care Centre to serve them and lead them to live in the faith of Jesus. God has sent me to India, to Andhra Pradesh, Nandiwada, to do his work at my age and for the rest of my life. I have dedicated my life to do his work and preach the Holy Gospel all around Andhra Pradesh with Pr Joseph.
It is a great work that Pr Joseph has been doing at the Good News Children’s Care Centre. I am so very thankful to Jesus for bringing me here. It is only because of the plan of Jesus that I came here and I am so happy.
– Ella Rodionoff