I want to give you my testimony here, how the Lord called me. Already when I was born, the doctors thought I was going to die. I had lung, heart and liver problem . The forecast for me to survive was minimal. My parents were both christians and told their church to pray for me. But the real turn for me came when my parents talk to the Lord. They told him. - If our son is allowed to live, you can take care of him for the rest of his life. After that a miracle began to take place and very soon I could leave the hospital and come home.
Decision to follow Jesus
The Lord really had his hand over my life right from the start. Already early I understood that he had a special plan for my life. At a camp at the age of 9, I made the final decision to follow the Lord. And a year later I get baptized.
Already at an early age I experienced the Lord's admonition in my life. One evening after I went to bed, the Lord spoke to me with an audible voice, where he wanted me to continue testify about him in school and then becoming a missionary. Another evening I taught my mother two hours about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
I testified about Jesus in school, and dreamed of one day becoming a missionary. I began to feel a longing to mission in India. At the same time I started to get depressed and pretty soon I got serious mental problems. The devil tried to destroy my life early in every way. bad childhood memories and other relieved. My parents had divorced when I was four years old.
In my teens, my mother and I moved, and then joined a church that was very unhealthy with fake visions and revelations. I felt that I lost my footing in my previously so sure faith. But the Lord was there all the time, and saw my heart wanting to live wholeheartedly for Him.
Bible School Studies and Mission Work in India
Despite my problems, I started Bible school, and when opportunity was given, I went to team to India. We got to see many saved and healed on this trip, nevertheless my mental problems continued. After I established contact with an Indian friend I met, we started our missionary work Mercy Mission in 1995. With evangelical work in the southern Indian state of kerala, as well as food distribution to poor families. We saw many people being saved and having their lives transformed. But the psyche didn't get any better. Despite intercession and therapy, I felt so bad that I had to start eating medicine.
Mission work in the Philippines
In 2012, my wife and I also started a help work among the Aetas people in the Philippines. Where we later prayed salvation prayer with twenty-five people. Recently, with the help of the Lord, I have begun to overcome my mental problems. We do not always understand why we must struggle with weakness in our lives, why we do not win in different areas. But we can be sure that the Lord can and wants to use us only if we have a heart to follow and serve Him.
God can use you despite your weakness
Your weakness is not a reason to refrain from following your calling. Too many Christians sit in their churches and dare not follow their calling, perhaps because of weakness in their own lives. It's tragic, we need to do everything to testify about Jesus, whether you do it in Sweden or in any other country. Jesus comes very soon, we do not have time to think about whether to go or not. We have to start GO, then we will also see that we can trust Gods word .