The Mute Evangelist – Deepak’s Story
Sep 17, 2015 1292
My name is Deepak, and I am sixteen years old. I am telling this story to my father with sign language, because I cannot speak. My father is telling it to Pr Joseph.
When I was small I fell seriously sick, and my family prayed to God that if I was made well that I would be offered to God to do God’s work. God answered their prayers and I became well but I could not speak. But from that time – while I was still a child – God put it in my heart to preach the gospel and to be an evangelist.
I have never gone to school, but I have a strong faith that God will still bless me by allowing me to be an evangelist for him, and that I will speak the gospel with my mouth to many people.
While I wait for God to heal me, I serve God in every way that I can. I go to every prayer and evangelistic meetings, and I open the places and put chairs in them and give the people water in the meetings.
When I hear that there is a gospel meeting in a very far-away place, I go to it by walking, taking shelter beside the roads when it is too hot, and sleeping outdoors against the walls of houses at night.
Three months back I began to watch the television programme presented by Pr Joseph every week, and I came to know about the gospel ministry of Good News Unlimited. Then I came to Pr Joseph’s prayer meetings and they touched and moved me very much. Now I always come to the prayer meetings and I help Pr Joseph to serve the people.
The great desire of my heart is to do the work of God, and I firmly believe that one day God will heal me completely and I will preach the holy gospel to many people. For now, I am so happy with doing what I do and with helping many people and pastors in various places in their church meetings.
I am so much impressed by seeing the Good News Unlimited TV programme, in which Pastor Joseph has been preaching. I learn so much and it inspires me to be an evangelist.
Pastor Joseph does a great gospel preaching work in Andhra Pradesh, India. I assist him in every prayer meeting and evangelistic meeting, wherever he conducts them. It is a great privilege and honour for me to help him in the work of gospel evangelism.
I thank everyone who prays for me in the mighty, holy name of Jesus. I pray daily for you all in Good News Unlimited. Please pray for me, that I might be fully healed by Jesus Christ so that I might be an evangelist for Jesus, and do great works for him by his mighty holy name.
* Deepak lives in Andhra Pradesh, India. This story is based on an interview of Deepak that Pr Joseph conducted.