Testimony from India
Here is another received testimony from India -
I am writing this to testimony that god and only god alone has done and given me what I am now in my life. Iam writing many instances where god has helped me and was with me and brought me out of my difficult situations. Below here iam giving detailed explanations on the seriousness of the situation and how my god Jesus brought me out of each and every situation as if nothing had happened.
First let me tell about myself, I was born in a Hindu background family when I was graduating from degree college I had difficulties in passing some subjects, at that time I had a friend who had accepted Christ and converted to Christianity (from a Hindu background family) he said to me friend I will pray for you to Jesus Christ for passing your exams and subsequently I passed and attained my degree. At that time I did not realize that it was Jesus who gave me the degree. Later after some years I joined shipping.
I was sailing in junior rank we went to port YYYY somewhere in east Africa one day a few pastors came to our ship and prayed for everybody and left. They gave us a few bibles and kept it in the common dining area afr any of us to take and keep. I did not understand the meaning of prayer and as why they had left us those bibles it was just another day for me. to xxxxx port and we were there for more than a month. One day when I went out in my shore leave I went to explore the wild side of nature and returned back to ship and after somedays we sailed out. Then many of us realized that many of us had picked up some kind of skin infection but we were in the open ocean many days away from nearest shore assistance. I did not know what to do and was much tensed and scared (very very scared) .Suddenly one day after food I went to the common room and I picked up a bible and went to my room.( all these actions were as if I had a voice telling me to do which I simply followed and obeyed without thinking what iam doing).Now I did not what to do with the bible I did not know how to correctly read and pray what at that time I did was turned at random and I read some psalms , and read some proverbs . That is the first time iam touching a bible without knowing anything I just prayed “God please help me iam very scared about this skin infection please help me”. And I prayed the same for the following days . remember I was from a hindu background so I had many of the so called hindu gods pictures in my room , but I don’t know when I stopped praying to those pictures and started praying only with the bible and I slowly realized it. Still many days to nearest port. Suddenly without any reason one day the steward a Christian came to me and told me the name of a medicine and told me to take it and also told me that the infection would go away ,on checking with the medical locker I found the medicines I took them with full belief that I will become cured and soon I noticed that the infection had gone it was a miracle. I was happy and thanked god by praying with the bible and I kept the bible with me. From that day onwards I always kept my bible with me. This is my first experience with Jesus. It happened in 2004. Apart from this miracle how I could get hold of the medical locker keys was another miracle. Thank you god . Thank you Jesus. It was after that time only that I started praying with the bible every-time after and before work.
It was 2006 I was in a ship a gas carrier deep in to the Amazon River in Brazil, by this time I was a believe, but in my infant stages I still was confused about how to pray how to conclude ,but I prayers with my bible and my bible was always with me even when I am flying I always carry it in my hand luggage. and my bible took a permanent place near my pillow when iam sleeping.One day after returning from shore when climbing back to the ship from the service boat, my-self and another fellow officer fell into the water and it was night time about 12pm.I was below that guy underwater he in panic trying to climb on me to reach the boat he was 6 feet tall so I was 6 feet below water level I don’t know how I did but without any hesitation or panic or in another words I did not have even a bit of fear all the time I had a sense of security that iam protected by god even when I was underwater in the wild Amazon river in middle of night without ant help for except the legs of the person above my head who is kicking down trying to go up to the surface and iam holding on tightly to his leg with one hand and the other hand iam trying to go up to the surface because iam running out of air in my lungs. Suddenly I am going up to the surface I catch the boat side I surface up and the boat man and another engineer who came with us pulled me up. Later I was told that I had a miraculous escape that night because the river it seems have high underwater currents + crocodiles + it is phirana infested waters. Today now (in 2012) iam writing my testimonies only because that day my god , Jesus saved me.
It was 2007 I was in a ship suddenly morning 6.00 alarm sounded we were attacked by pirates of Somalia emergency was declared, I just prayed to god to help me and save me we escaped from Somalia pirates. It was 2012 in another ship we were passing through piracy area again we were tried to attack by pirates and emergency was declared, I was praying “lord god please save me” all the time. Soon we received information that pirates stopped coming near us we were clear of danger. Escaping pirate attack not once but two times it means only that my god Jesus only saved me. thank you lord Jesus.
In 2012 in a ship due to negligence of a crew the running air-compressor’s white metal bearings were completely eaten away by friction due to lack of lubrication. Now since that machinery was under my responsibility I opened up the air compressor found both liners worn out beyond recommendations, both pistons badly scored (upto a depth of about 0.5 to 0.7 mm) on one side, all piston rings jammed with the pistons, both the big-end bearings were fried completely only about 5% to 10% of white metal were remaining the rest were wiped off for good. After that only it was realized that all that I had were exactly 3 sets of piston rings but there were no new spare bearings, no liners, no new pistons, and the company was not willing to send new spares as the ship was newly bought and owners did not want to spend anything until the vessel goes into service and starts to earn money (in simple terms), I boxed back the air-compressor back by using the same dismantled parts after except
for the rings in the process I broke one ring it was then I realized that the 3’rd set was there for a reason I immediately thanked god and used the ring and assembled the machinery. After praying to Jesus I started the machinery it was really a miracle that the machine ran and started pressurizing the air bottles.
In 2012, myself and a chief engineer were only engineers in the ship + 2 crews + minimum deck personnel, we were scheduled for sea trial lasting for 4 to 5 days. One of the Main engines not starting chief engineer washed his hands , I was second in command and all responsibilities were mine, As superintendent had already decided to throw the chief engineer from the job due to chief engineer’s irresponsibility and incompetence. I did not know what to do sea trials started , engine not starting, I was running up and down the engine room reason for not starting was due to lube oil pump not starting and low lube-oil pressure was activated, pump not starting locally and remotely and all remote switches in order. Since the ship was doing repairs minimum personnel were onboard. So I had no other engineer to discuss the problem with. I had to start main engines at any cost it was — do or die situation. I had the ship’s electrical officer with me who was checking all electrical circuits for the engine suddenly he said to me that the pump started when he put the insulated tester somewhere in the local starter panel breakers. I acknowledged that and was looking for a way to start the pump, suddenly an instinct or voice told me the exact orders to give to the electrical officer which I simply blurted out to him. Now the instinct or voice told me to go and start the engines which I simply followed and the engine started and we completed the sea trial successfully. Sea-trial can be done only if the engine could be run . who made it to happen ??? only because of Jesus of course my lord and god. And all 4 to 5 days I had a hectic time even then I was always feeling fresh and alert only god Jesus can make it happen.
2012 in a ship I was to change hydraulic solenoid valve blocks which is an operation to be done very carefully and with utmost care. i changed 5 valve blocks without even a single failure it can be done only with god Jesus work and not by any other way.
In 2011-2012 I was in a ship and it was a very old ship, and I was preparing ship for departure port I was second in command at that time and air bottles pressure less than 15 bar main engine had to been blown through and then started, as pilot was onboard , I asked chief engineer for permission to by pass blowing through which he advised that cannot be bypassed. So I blow through and air bottles pressure dropped to about 10 to 11 bar , Emergency was that one air compressor was severely blow-pasting in the cylinder head gasket area due to pitting and erosion in cylinder head sealing surfaces and gaskets were giving way due to pressure. The responsibility of starting the main engines was mine now as it was my juniors’ watch but chief engineer passed me an order to take over from him as he was inexperienced. I was really Scared of the operation & responsibility and responsibility over my head as practically the ship’s departure port was on my head I and was praying god continuously and when I received my order to start engines I just prayed lord god to help me to do my duties and I gave the air kick and something told me to give extra fuel at that time of firing which I just followed and engine fired and started to happily respond to idle rpm and I thanked god and increased rpm to normal and gave controls to bridge, it was CPP system. My self and chief engineer looked at each other in amazement. I know that it was work of my god Jesus only. It was a miracle.
2011-2012 I was in a ship and due to an accident the engine room was flooding and emergency was declared all of us were down I was 3’rd in command for engine room at that time, and continuously water was raising inside the ship and slowly panic and fear started raising in everybody’s hearts as we did not know how to pump out water it was a 30 year old ship .all means of pumping water was put in use but still raising water level, suddenly second in command traced a some other lines and found a way to quickly pump out water from the engine room, what made him to it?, I strongly believe that it was my god Jesus only made him to look and think in that angle at that time. Thank you lord Jesus.
With full faith iam saying the following statements
-iam typing and mailing all my testimonials only because of lord Jesus Christ
-only Jesus Christ has saved me from all the peril and situations that I have faced My lord and god dear Jesus I thank you lord for being with me always and I believe that you will be with me and my family always taking care of me and my family and keeping us away from all dangers forever always
Thank you lord jesus