My name is `Thomas Mathew’. I am a married man with two daughters named
`Glory’ and Steffy aged 12 years and 9 years respectively. Alice Thomas is
my wife’s name. We both are born and brought up by `God fearing parents’.
Our marriage took place in the year 1983 at Kerala and I am now working with
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., as Personnel Secretary to Chief Materials
Manager at Rajkot in Gujarat State. God has tremendously helped me in all my
ways of difficulties.
When I was crawling at 8 months old, I crawled down of my step without the
notice of my parents and I fell down into the deep water that has flooded
at my residence. The water was shaking at the spot where I fall down. My
grandma thought that some coconuts might have fallen on the water so she
jumped on to the water and then only she noticed that I had fallen into
the water and drag me out of two-mans deep water. `Praise the Lord’ God has
protected me from the clutches of death at the age of 8 months.
Then there are a lot of things in my life that God has astonishingly done to
protect me from the clutches of death. I have been affected by Chickenpox,
Headache, Malaria, Severe Temperature etc. etc. I was affected by
Jaundice twice in my life.
I was saved from the clutches of deadly snakes, named Viper, King Cobra etc.
We are living by the side of our Paddy field. One day my mummy took the
pillows for drying. Before night she brought it in and given it to us for
keeping it on the bed. After 2 days, a bad smell was emerging out of the
pillow. My mummy scolded me and took the pillow for washing. When she
removed the pillow cover for washing, a dried skeleton of a Viper Snake has
fallen from the pillow cover. `Thanks to God’ he has protected me from the
clutches of death. Days have passed and in another day when I noticed a
snake `King Cobra' crossing my path, I boldly faced it with an axe. I
blow it with an axe and cut it’s head. It could have done anything to me
but my God saved me from the clutches of death.
Then while I was studying for Ist Pre-Degree, during the study leave
period, I was laying on the bed and reading my study material for
appearing for Annual Examinations, suddenly the atmosphere has changed and
heavy raining started. Suddenly a blast with thunderous sound heard at
the corner of my room where I was laying. I could see the sparkles are
flying across the room. The atmosphere is filled with a smell of potassium.
Actually what has happened is that a lightning has struck at the corner of
my room and 32 roof tiles have broken into pieces. But my God has saved me
from the clutches of death.
After that I graduated in Commerce and left the State of Kerala and came to
Gujarat in search of a job. I am thankful to God as he has given me a good
job in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., at Gujarat in India. In the year 1991
there was a prophecy to me that God is going to do a miracle in my life
within 1 year and going to blow you out within 6 months. But he cares for
me even when I am not perfectly obeying his ways. The prayer in my life
was zero. After coming from the office, my better-half gave me the tea to
drink. While I was sipping the tea. I became unconscious and fallen down.
Suddenly my wife and neighbors took me to Hospital where the Doctors could
not diagnose my disease. My body up to neck is normal but my head is not working
properly. I was semi-conscious.
They took me to Ahmedabad which is about 200 kms away from this city and
investigation has started. They could diagnose that a small growth was in my
brain and it has to be removed. Then they brought me here and then they took me
to Bombay Hospital, Mumbai and admitted there. For three months I was at
Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. All my Church Members started praying to God with
and without fasting for my deliverance. My temperature was not coming down.
So the Doctors patiently waited for my temperature to settle down.
At last my temperature has come down a little and then the operation has been
carried out. The Doctors have diagnosed my disease as `3rd Ventricular Sol’.
A tube has to be inserted from the brain to the stomach to drain out
directly to the abdomen. At the starting it was once in three months checking
and it has been increased to once in 6 months checking and again it has been
increased to once in a year and then to once in two years and then lastly I had
visited Mumbai Hospital, Mumbai in the year 1998.
Now almost 5/6 years are passing but still I am energetic to pursue all my official
duties and manage all my personal works. I am working under Chief Materials
Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd at Rajkot. Now I am quiet O.K. doing
all my duties and satisfying my superiors.
This is God’s grace and he is helping me to overcome all my difficulties.
We, my wife – Alice Thomas, Daughters – Glory Thomas Kakkunnil aged 12
years, and Steffy Thomas Kakkunnil aged 8 years are all believers and staying
at Rajkot and congregation is at `The Pentecostal Church of God’, Rajkot.
These are the ways that God is leading me in our daily life. I am fully
thankful to him for the grace he has showed on me and to my better half and
to my kids.
`Praise the Lord’
Yours in Jesus Christ