My name is Babu (48), son of Mr. Devassy Thokkadam house, Urakam, Thrissur, Kerala. My wife Shiny (40), daughter of Pullokkaran Varghese, Moorkkanad, Thrissur. I have 2 children, son Sibi (16) and daughter Sofy (13).
We lived in a Roman Catholic family following all rules and traditions of Roman Catholic Church. We thought that our parents and priests were right, without knowing the truth about the Bible.
I was an electrician; I lived without peace of mind due to the hurdles and different sicknesses. At that time I heard about Jesus Christ and the truth from my sisters. But I refused to believe for a short while still as said in John 6:44 "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him to me" (KJV) and I was attracted by God into His fellowship.
In 2006 I attended a Retreat at Kanjirappally and heard the truth in the Bible and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and I realized that nothing we have learnt and we had done can save us. We turned back from worshiping all idols and saints. I left Roman Catholic Church to worship God in truth and in His Spirit.
I entered into a fellowship at Thrissur, "Lord Jesus Fellowship", where I came to know more about Jesus Christ and His ways. As told in Mark 16:16. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned". (KJV) I believed and I got baptized. As told in Acts 16:31 "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house". (KJV) My family also got saved.
We spoke this truth among our relatives but they refused to accept it and also tried to turn us back. Still we remained in this fellowship by His love because the God Who chosen us is Faithful. Now we have peace and happiness in our life.
Jesus sacrificed himself to redeem us from all sins, sicknesses and curses as told in 1Peter 2:24. "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed". (KJV) When I believed that Jesus died for me all my sins, sicknesses and curses left me.
In our fellowship there are thirty members aged five to sixty and there is no sickness among us for the last five years. Before we entered into His Kingdom, there were around 80 members in our Fellowship. But many left us. But we 30 people denied leaving Christ as per John 6:67-69 "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God" (KJV). As told in James 4:4 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God". (KJV). I left my job and discontinued my children's education because I found it will be an obstacle in our spiritual life.
As told in Acts 2:44 - 46. "And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people". (KJV) I sold my properties, which God gave me, for the sake of others and considered everyone equally. All the thirty members count everything they have as common. As told in Hebrews 11:9-10 "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God". (KJV) We live happily, peacefully in tents. As in the Epistle to Ephesians 5:18 - 20 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord" (KJV). We live by respecting each other and filled with Holy Spirit and speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, sacred songs, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord. In the name of our Lord Jesus always giving thanks for everything to our God, the Father.