The India Connection
A Hindu Receives Christ
From this Hindu religious background came Bro. Charles Singh. He was born as the son of an orthodox Hindu priest and into a fairly high caste because of this. But his religion left him feeling empty. He saw the hypocrisy of the religious and he hated it. As a young adult after an attempted suicide, he became a born again Christian. From that time forward, he knew that the Lord God Almighty had called him to preach the Gospel. He recalls, "The Lord chose me from a religious orthodox Hindu family. He lifted me up from the miry clay and set my feet on the rock to lift up his Holy name not only in India, but to the uttermost parts of the world." Because of his conversion to Christianity, his family disowned him and he was forced to move out of the house as an outcast. "My father removed my name from his list and from the government's official records, but, Hallelujah! I knew my name was written in the Lamb's Book of Life," exclaims Bro. Singh.
Shortly after accepting Jesus Christ as his savior, Bro. Singh had a vision that he was walking among the tea fields and people were standing up saying, "Praise the Lord." He made a commitment to God that if he was really being called by God, he would know the place where he was to serve, what sort of ministry he was to do and that he would preach his first sermon in the place where the Lord wanted him to minister. Very soon after that, he was sitting in a small cottage in a hill station and he was asked to preach a sermon. He did not have a Bible yet and he knew only one verse at the time, John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." That day he preached about the love of God to a group of about 20 to 30 people. Three families had come hoping for a healing, and all three accepted Christ that night. The next morning he was walking home through a tea field and the workers were standing up from picking tea, saying, "Praise the Lord," to him as he walked by. That day he wrote a letter to his office saying, "I am going to give myself to a very high calling, to serve in a very high company with a very high salary, so kindly relieve me."