He is an ex-Hindu with an amazing testimony. He has many ministries including a Bible College, free health clinic, a refuge for women and children, and his wife has many womens ministries also. Now it was certain that I was going to India to minister the word of God. I planned to minister in the southern part of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh from Nov.5-19. I had purchased my plane ticket (by faith), which cost $1,879.00, not to mention the expense of passport, visa and immunizations. Had it not been for an unexpected sum of money that I received, I never could have afforded the trip. God made sure that everything was intact, including the finances. It seemed to me that God had not called me to go 10,000 miles across three continents to do any small thing, and so I was confident there was a good reason I was to go. All that has transpired since was beyond the thoughts or intents of this heart; it is from the heart of God.

Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:1

On a wing and a prayer

On the wing of a 747 and a prayer to sustain me, I traveled to India alone; trusting fully in the call of God. I had no training in missionary work, and my only guide was a manual written one hundred years ago and the Holy Spirit as my traveling companion. I stood in the jet way looking at my husband with a heavy heart as if I might never see him again. The thought of being separated by 10,000 miles was agonizing. I turned away and could not turn around for another glimpse of my beloved husband. I did not want him to see the tears in my eyes. Walking onto the plane I felt so completely alone and afraid, but there was no turning back, I was a woman on a mission.

I did not know anyone from India, but there just happened to be an Indian Pastor and his wife from Bombay. They had come to America for the first time and were coincidentally preaching at my church one week before my scheduled trip. I arranged for my airline schedule to follow their travel itinerary as far as Bombay.