Dear friends,

Warm greetings to you in the name of Jesus.

Allow me to share a glimpse of my journey with you. I am Pr. Bala Sundaram, and my life has been touched by the grace of Jesus in profound ways. Born into a nominally Christian family, I faced early hardships as my father passed away during my childhood. However, my determination and academic prowess led me to complete my post-graduation and B.Ed., securing a job in a finance and investment company.

It was during this time that I encountered the life-transforming power of the Holy Bible. The words within its sacred pages resonated deeply within me, and I surrendered my life to Jesus. Fueled by a newfound passion, I made the life-altering decision to leave my job and enroll in Bible school.

My path led me to Emmanuel Theological Seminary, nestled in the enchanting state of Rajasthan. Initially aspiring to be a student, I was humbled when the authorities recognized my intellect and enthusiasm for the Holy Bible. They entrusted me with a teaching position, where I dedicated myself to study during the nights and share my knowledge during the day. Within a year, my commitment and dedication led to promotions, eventually reaching the esteemed positions of dean of students and dean of academics. For four remarkable years, I poured my heart into guiding and inspiring others through education.

During my time at Emmanuel Theological Seminary, I would challenge graduating students with a question: “Who among you will answer the call to be a missionary in North India?” Little did I know that God had plans for me, plans that would redirect my life’s course. In the midst of a graduation ceremony, as I addressed the audience, a divine message resonated within my heart. It was a calling, a direct message from God Himself, urging me to step out in faith and become the very missionary I had encouraged others to be. Without hesitation, I announced my resignation as the dean of academics, accepting the calling to serve the Lord in a new way.

Guided by a vision from God, I set my sights on Agra, a place where I sensed His presence and His people in need. On the 18th of May 2004, I arrived in Agra, ready to embark on this journey of service and devotion.

As I reflect on this remarkable journey, I am filled with gratitude for the support and blessings bestowed upon me. It is with a humble heart that I reach out to you, dear friends, to join hands with me and Jesus Mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who yearn for hope and compassion.

May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

In His service,

Pr. Bala Sundaram
Jesus Mission, Agra

Contact Pastor Bala via email:
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