Dedicated to God's Work
A son of a pastor, Suresh grew up knowing about God’s love. He developed a love for God and desired to share God’s love with his native people. Suresh’s family sent him to live with GPPD national partners in India when he was 13 years old. They cared for him as if he was one of their own son’s. Suresh’s father had dedicated Suresh to the Lord’s work, which is why he sent him to live with our national partner, where Suresh could attend school and learn more about God and sharing God’s love.
Suresh’s desire to share God with his people grew, and he began to assist GPPD’s national partner in ministry. Each month he would travel to do meetings with pastors in the villages. He later became the pastor of a church with a congregation of 120 people.
At the age of 25, Suresh got married, and he and his wife became the main caretakers of a GPPD Children’s Home. God put on Suresh’s heart to teach the children in his home the depth of God’s love and plan for them. He wanted them to learn the Bible verses that held these truths. He and his wife put together a routine to help the children learn more about God.
The children wake every morning at 5:30 am to read the Bible, memorize and pray. Between 6:00 and 7:00 am they get ready for their day, then have quiet time for 30 minutes. At 7:30 Suresh’s wife tells Bible stories to the children over breakfast. During the day they go to school or church on Sundays. Then in the evening they work on homework and have dinner from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Between 7:00 and 8:00 pm the children have prayer time, sing songs, then one boy will lead in prayer and read from the Bible.
The children in Suresh’s home see the tangible love of God through Suresh and his wife’ s care for them. Many of these children have never been truly taken care of and shown any love. Suresh wants them to know that God’s love for them runs deep and has no end, and that is why Suresh is dedicated to sharing God with the children and people of India.