My name is Milton (44). I was born and bought up in a Roman Catholic family, Korothuparambil, in Moorkkanad, Thrissur Dist. My wife Ligi (35), daughter of Thokkadam Devassy, Urakam, Thrissur. We have two children, son 13 years old Mijohn and daughter Aleena is 5 now.
I have worked in Gulf for nine years and earned money to buy a house in my native place. When I came back from Gulf I got a job in ICICI bank. My son was intellectually not developed. Other than this we had many illnesses and I was a drunkard and a chain smoker. But we had no financial crisis in our life. At this time we came to know about the truth about Jesus Christ from my sister - in - law. At first we neglected, but Mark 16:16 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned "(KJV) touched me.
We lost all the hope in our life. At last we decided to commit suicide. At this time we came to know about the Truth. My son's illness forced my wife to come into the real truth that no medicine can cure him only God can. Besides this we have given name for a Bible Quiz programme in our church. So I started reading Bible. Later my wife, even if she didn't like, also started to read the Bible.
The thirst for the truth and the God's words increased in our hearts. When we read the Bible God revealed Himself to us. We stopped going to the church and all the idols and the photos of the saints were removed from our family. The rosary and the traditional prayer books were also burned.
We went to a fellowship at Thrissur by name Lord Jesus Fellowship. Our son's all problems started to decrease. We told these truths to our relatives but they were not ready to accept it. They neglected it and ridiculed us. But I and my family stayed together in this truth. As we came to know more about Jesus Christ our relation with Him deepened. I came to this truth in December 2005 and got baptised within four months. Because we wanted to do everything on the basis of our faith on our God.
In between all of this our daughter suffered with great fever and we prayed. On the tenth day without any medicine she was completely healed, which increased our faith and got more assurance about His protection. Mine and my wife's parents and relatives denied these truths. So we discarded that relation for our God as told in 2 Cor 6:14-18 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" (KJV) I resigned my job, 2 Tim 2:4 "No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier". (KJV) and sold all my properties. I handed over my wealth to the leader of our fellowship as the first believers of the Christ did. We did all of this because of our deep relationship with our Lord Jesus.
When I came to the fellowship, there were only a few members but it increased in time. Our fellowship consisted eighty people from all around Thrissur. But when we started to live a life according of the Apostles it decreased to thirty people, eight families and one member of a family.
Nine families consisting of thirty people considered everything we have as common and left our relatives and cousins. We bought a place in Bodinaikkanur, Theni at Tamilnadu to have Jesus Christ alone in our life.
All of us, who were financially sound and those who had nothing became equal "But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:" 2 Cor 8:14 (KJV). Thus we thirty people live in tents as one family "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" Heb 11:9 (KJV).Today those of us who are married, live as unmarried and who have come of age, gave their life for God. "For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I". 1 Cor 7:7-8 (KJV)
Today we worship God four times a day and have prayer meetings, thrice a week, the remaining time we personally talk with God with hymns and songs. We are lead by the Holy Spirit to the son's freedom "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed". John 8:36 (KJV). Even we haven't seen Him we believe in Him and we are praying for His people in Kerala and Tamilnadu. We live according to the word of God as per 1John 2:16 "He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked". (KJV). We live in Christ's love obeying all his commandments and we discard all self desires for the sake of God and we bring forth all the spiritual things.
We live as the Apostles, in love and peace with the power Of God. We are leading a life on the basis of faith and we are living in his kingdom as per Romans 14:17 "the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost". (KJV). We are in the real truth .So we are sure to get Heaven. God redeemed us from our sickness, sins and curse and brought us into freedom .We have given our life to God and he is our only trust.