A little Bit About India and My Testimony

Hi namasthe my name is Sangeetha Alexander wife of Mark Alexander who came to Northern Ireland to study at the Belfast Bible College 10 years back. As you can see I am from India which has a population of 1.1 billion, there are 29 states and 22 official languages and also 1650 other languages and dialects.

Christianity was brought to India by ST Thomas the disciple also known as doubting Thomas he preached the gospel in southern part of India. Christians have lived in Kerala for almost 2 thousand years.

Catholic and protestant missionaries brought Christianity to India almost 200 years ago as a result the percentage of Christians is 2.5 per cent which is about 25 million people however the unofficial figures is 5 per cent or 50 million praise God for that.

Being a Christian is not a problem in the 4 southern states as long as you do not take part in evangelism how ever missionaries, evangelists and pastors in small towns and villages face a lot of precaution. My father’s grand parents were Hindu converts and were brought to the lord through the work of missionaries. My mother’s grandparents were brought to the lord by CMS missionaries and Amy charmihcal an northern Irish missionary was also involved in bring people to Christ in the same area of my mothers grandparents.

The church is growing in spite of the persecution especially the assembly of God churches, the largest city church is in Chennai with 50000 people and the second largest church is in Bangalore with 20,000 members

The church my father served in Bangalore had 1500 members every Sunday. Many churches support missionaries in North India as most Christians are from southern India, churches are involved in mission work either by sending missionaries or supporting mission work one church in our city in Bangalore supports 98 missionaries and want to make this figure 100 next year. people have learnt to give sacrificially to missions and evangelism. Being a Christian is not easy in north and east India as the Hindu political parties called BJP have started programmes to reconvert Christians to Hinduism and the using of threats and violence is common.

My great grandfather came from a family of Hindu priests however my great grand father wanted to join the army so he came to Bangalore which is a big city, he was also searching for the true God as the Hindu gods did not give him the peace he desired in his heart. He went to the mosque but Islam did not fill the void in his heart. finally he met the missionaries of the London mission society was convinced that Jesus was the true lord and saviour and became a Christian.

My great grand father and my great grandma reached out to the Hindu family members with the gospel.

A few years back my grandmother and her brother estimated about 200 family members became active Christians because of the influence of my great grand parents..

I accepted Jesus as my saviour at 10 years of age, I always wanted to serve the Lord, There have been failures, difficult times and also happy times in my life but the Lord has never failed me nor forsaken me, there have been times I cried out to the lord where are you and sought the lord and He answered me with his peace in my heart knowing that he was and is within me, I am now going to conclude with the song the potters hand, as this song is close to my heart sometimes the lord melts moulds us breaks us and then leaves on a self till his appointed time and then fills us with his glory, let us recommit our lives to the lord as we read the words of the potters hand

“The Potter’s Hand”

Beautiful Lord, Wonderful Saviour

I know for sure, all of my days are held in your hands, crafted

into your perfect plan

You gently call me into your presence guiding me by Your Holy Spirit

Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through Your eyes

I’m captured by Your holy calling

Set me apart, I know you’re drawing me to yourself

Lead me Lord I pray

Take me, Mold me, use me, fill me

I give my life to the Potter’s hand

Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me

I give my life to the Potter’s hand

You gently call me into your presence guiding me by your Holy Spirit

Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through your eyes

I’m captured by your Holy calling

set me apart, I know your drawing me to yourself

lead me Lord I pray

Take me, Mold me, use me, fill me

I give my life to the Potter’s hand

Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me

I give my life to the potters hand

Photo on 30-08-2015 at 16.10


The Day The Lord Walked Into My Life

The day He walked into my life

There is a Lord

Who watches over all

There is a Lord who catches you when you fall

There is a Lord who tells you

You are amazing even when you feel very hurt and small

There is a Lord who prays for you when Him you call

There is a Lord who took you from fire and ashes and turned you around like a great phoenix who rose into glory from fire

This is not satire

There is a Lord who took your hand from the mire

There is a Lord who blessed you

When others cursed you

There is a Lord who cared for you and protected you

And made you, you

Like a phoenix when all thought you were in the dust and ashes

He the Lord dusted the ashes off

And made you a woman

Like giving you beauty for ashes

Like lighting a cigarette with matches

He loved you

He made you

You are unique

You are you

People like you are few

Lord take away the chains

As the plants take in the rain

Your blessings from me never refrain

You took me from the drain

One day I will travel in the air train

When things get difficult

Smile at the warmth of the sun

Feel him holding you

Telling you

He cares

Let us worship the Lord

Not in a ritualistic shroud

But in faith and trust and simplicity

Hold his hand

He understands

Lord for you I stand


This New Year Prayer


To love unconditionally

To laugh uncontrollably

To live simply

To breath naturally

To be who you are made to be

To worship spiritually

To give thanks for all the above

Lord this new year let me shine as a light

To bring you joy and delight

Let your love in me all negativity fight

My Lord to you I give this new year

Take away all fear

In you and for you

Make my mission clear

Thank you for wiping away every tear

You are my maker

The potter who moulds me with every prayer

This year to you make me near

Thank you my precious Lord and Saviour Amen


Our Lord The Boaz Our Redeemer


When life goes on and the adversity too hard to handle

Think of the Lord our Boaz the kinsman redeemer who bought us our troubled mind heart and soul with a sandal, how can I this great gift o f God ever handle, like the drummer boy in Bethlehem who had nothing but himself as a gift, I too dear lord accept my heart, mind , body and soul, from your awesome love let me never drift.,

I am nothing but you chose me for a purpose, this Christmas as the drum beats as the bells ring as I sing, let your love through me ring, and light people’s lives with love, and sweetness like hot chocolate and a warm blanket in front of a fire reading your word, thinking is life like a game on the board but you let the warmth of your light and the sweetness of music make us delight,

Oh come all ye faithful we belt out with might, how do we our adversities fight, all you say is love them and forgive them which we can’t do with our might but he our Boaz, our redeemer, our great benefactor, here am I take me as I am, I have nothing but my heart to give through your love and graciousness let me live, my dearest lord all I have to you I give, my Boaz my friend my redeemer you are my savior, my deliverer without you my life will be in shambles if you can take nothing and make it into something here am I your nothing let your will your plan, your way please pave the way,

I from you will never stray my life my love my redeemer, my handsome lord and savior here am I my lord take me as to you all I give for your purpose alone let me live and when all is done one day as I sit by your feet please give me a smile and say well done as to you alone I live the greatest gift for me is knowing you, loving you and serving you,

Please make me new like the dew on a yellow rose, that outshines any prose, the gift from God from death you arose to you I make a toast, long life , good health and blessings, so now this Christmas all I can say is Cheers my king,

As o holy night I sing, let your love and peace to northern Ireland bring, yes the tears sting but love is greater and the force of the creator that can make nothing into matter, let peace prevail as a woman in labor travail but when the baby is born the joy is even greater,

Lord when you were born they laid you in heather in the stables, let us learn to conform to your word and rebel against cynicism, bigotry and misunderstanding, but the key is your word to all knowledge and understanding thank you now and forever our wondrous handsome king and savior, our creator our great leader who rules forever amenimages-2


Om Shanthi Om


Shanthi was a single mum bringing up two children Devi and Vijay, she had always believed in a God of creation, nature and beauty but after her husband left her for another woman from his office, her spirituality had waned and she stopped saying her prayers wondering if it was in her karma or fate to bring up her two children alone with no help from any where, she had not gone to university as her parents could not afford it and had got her married to the first  man who came along, so she decided to be a house maid and she was determined to give Vijay and Devi an education.Shanthi worked long and hard to provide food for her children, one day as she was going to work her slippers broke and having no money to buy a new pair she walked bare foot feeling the heat and rubble in her feet, she felt tears welling up in her eyes wondering where He was not her husband but the one she loved and believed in as a child, didn’t He care, there was no one to console her, no one to be there for her why oh why Lord she felt her heart cry

Suddenly there was a tender hand on her shoulder with twinkling eyes and a soft sweet expression on his face, he handed her a handkerchief she smiled and thanked him he was wearing a simple crisp white shirt and plain black trousers, he must have been around 40 years old.Shanthi who had been neglected, alone, and in desperation seeing the love in his beautiful brown eyes held on to his hands and wept aloud, she felt his hands on her shoulder and after she wept, He asked her, her name she said Shanthi meaning peace and out of gratitude she asked his name he said Yesudas meaning Jesus, he said talk to me do not be scared tell me why you are so upset, as she poured out her heart to Yesu, she felt a peace come over her.

He asked her where she lived and about her children Vijay and Devi, that evening she cooked rice, dhal and potato curry for her guest and the children showed Yesu their school books and drawing as it was getting late she did not want to let Yesudas go she had not felt such love and peace in such a long time, then as it neared 9.00 pm after the children went to bedYesu put his hands on her head and gave her an envelope He said one word to her Believe and just like that he vanished, as she opened that envelope there was enough for her to buy a house and live a fairly comfortable life she could not believe it she ran out to thank Him but there was no one there that evening when she went to say her prayers with incense in front of her God she was shocked yet filled with awe she saw the face of Yesudas smiling down at her from the picture.

Her children, grew up , went to university got good jobs as she was in her 80’s and sick in her bed she saw an old man coming to talk to her, she knew she had seen that face some where, some where from long long ago and then he said Shanthi time for your Shanthi come home she whispered Dear Yesu as she put both her hands in a Namaste position she whispered Thank you as she breathed her last breath and her spirit walked hand in hand with Yesu the God, Lord,  Man,  Three in one , The one she had loved all her life, till He came to take her home.  Om Shanthi Om.


How To Be A Blessing


Hi there darlings, sweethearts, how are you all doing ? Today I want to talk about Blessing. What is a Blessing ? How can we be a Blessing ? Blessing my dear friends goes back in time to the very Beginning to the time of Creation, when  the Lord God created the world he said it was good and in saying it was good he Blessed the world with goodness, then the Lord God created man and woman and Blessed them. Because they were God’s handiwork and beautiful in  His sight.Then get ready for the sad music, yes man and woman brought a curse on themselves by disobeying Lord God Almighty by eating the fruit of knowledge and now man hard to work for his food and man did not walk with God anymore as in the days when he walked in obedience with our Creator Lord.

But there was still a communion between man and God. What I am trying to say is when we are obedient to the Lord there is a Blessing and with disobedience comes a curse.Now come a few rhetorical questions, How do we obey the Lord at all times ? Is it possible to be a perfect Christian? How does God judge disobedience in the 21st centaury ?

Dear ones there was only one ever perfect man and that was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and He lived a blameless life and suffered and died for us so that through His righteousness Our unrighteousness may be made pure, and we may be justified through His grace and love that he poured out for us on Calvary.You my dear friend are pure, may be you have addictions but through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when we repent and ask for forgiveness we are like pure white blankets the stain of sin is removed and Satan may remind you of past sin but our Lord has forgiven and forgotten it.

That by itself is the greatest Blessing God has given us the Blessing of justification. Now when the Lord God justifies us we are Blessed with the knowledge of knowing we are going to spend eternity with Our Lord Jesus Christ and “as we try and climb the steps of glory to glory we know that one day we will glorified and pure as Him” ( glory to glory part taken from Sunday morning message at church)

Now we can be a Blessing when we obey the word and the theme that runs all through the Bible like a scarlet thread of the Blood of Christ is LOVE and when we reach out in love not just for those to like us but for those who do not like us then we incur the Blessing of our Lord  and Saviour Jesus Christ. Jesus showed us true love and  He was Blessed by God the father, how much more should you and I be an ambassador of love to the fallen, broken, lonely an d those who hate us without cause, Dear ones let us love this love can only come through the word and prayer and let us reflect Christ and Be a Blessing in doing this we will be Blessed.

Love overcomes, hate, pride, prejudice, partiality and like a light reflects and radiates Blessings in a dark and fallen world.Let our prayer be Lord make me a channel of love . Be Blessed !!photo


Living Life With An Attitude Of Gratitude

ImageHi there darlings, sweethearts, munchkins, how are you all today? Today I feel blessed to know “ Because He lives, I can face tomorrow and Because He lives all fear is gone, Because I know He holds the future and life is worth a living Because He lives” ( words taken from the song Because He Lives) When our Lord Jesus died on the cross that was not the end, “He Rose Again” in Glory and Majesty and He governs the world and things of the world, He does not bring pain and disease the evil does that it says in the Bible” The evil one has come to steal, kill and destroy” But it also says in the Bible “ He has come to give us life and life more abundantly” not only that “ our Lord has come to destroy the works of the enemy”


The Bible is the most powerful Book in publication because it contains the very spirit and sayings of our Lord God, Are you afraid then pray? Are you sick read the word and pray, Do you feel lonely then pray, Are people mean to you then pray, Our Lord is just a prayer away, You may ask how do we pray, talk to God as you would talk to your best friend or family, He cares, He listens, He answers, He is alive, He is real.


I am Blessed to call Him “ Christ Jesus” my Saviour and Lord. He chose me even before I was born, He had a plan for my life even before I was conceived and He knows you and has a plan for your life just like he knew me. God has good plans for your life, you may feel you are going no where but during this time our master sculptor is taking the bad chips away with a chisel, taking away our anger, jealousies, gossiping etc and is working on the final product a beautiful sculpture fit for our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is not easy going through this process, it hurts, maybe the doors you wish for yourself has not opened, maybe you are going through a separation process with a loved one, may be life has not been going the way you envisioned it but remember the master sculpture sees the beautiful finished product while all you see are the chips and cracks but hang on there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel, you my friend are a beautiful sculpture that the Lord has been working on.


There are so many people who are lonely, sick, depressed, grieving for a loved one, having addictions be it alcohol, drugs, porn or sex but there is a way out, cry out to the Lord for help, change your dependence mentality and you will see a light at the end of a tunnel, prayer, determination and rehab will set you free.


Dear ones you maybe in a difficult process but there is hope, there is light, there are rainbows, there is a God and He is Alive and He is reaching out to you, working on you and caring for you. Let Him work His amazing plans for your life, do not worry about the broken pieces I know it is hard I have been there and I can empathise with you but one day when you have that warm cup of tea or get into the warm bath, or buy that new dress all you can whisper or shout out loud is Thank You Lord . Let us live this life with an attitude of gratitude.Image