I Am A Young, Educated Punjabi Woman And I Desire To Be God’s Vessel of Honor
Navjeet Kaur comes from a staunch JattÂ Sikh family.Â She has a Master degreeÂ in Punjabi Literature andÂ has just graduatedÂ
with a Bachelor of Theology degree from Chandigarth Bible College.Â Navjeet Kaur has a desire to open a church proclaiming
the power of the gospel for the salvation of all people.Â
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I Will Serve God All The Days Of My Life
My name is Navjeet Kaur. I was born in a Jatt Sikh family. My father is a farmer.
Four years ago my family accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Before coming to Christ, we were Sikhs. Since
childhood my family had faithfully practised the Sikh faith. We performed all kinds of rituals to achieve peace of mind, but
to no avail. Our problems never vanished instead they doubled.
There was strife and discord in the family. This disharmony and stress had led me to contemplate suicide. I was troubled –
mentally, physically and spiritually. My parents’ health was deteriorating at this point. My parents had exhausted their
savings on medical fees, but the doctors had no solution to my parents’ ailments. We prayed to the gurus and did service at
the Sikh temples in an effort to cure my parents. When that failed we decided to invoke the Hindu gods and goddesses. At this
stage we were making offerings to Shiva. We were also referred to witch doctors. Money was wasted but we were not liberated
from our problems.
We were disillusioned and thought that God did not exist. Surely if He did, He would have cured my parents. Then came the
Light in the bleak darkness. One day my maternal grandmother came for a short visit to our home and encouraged us to attend a
Christian meeting in our hometown. My grandmother is a Radhaswami.
Reluctantly, we went to the meeting. The Pastor at the meeting prayed for my parents. That night my parents experienced peace
they had never felt before. They shared this experience with me. I wanted to know this God, who actually listened and
delivered my parents. That night, for the first time in my life, I prayed to Jesus. I felt His presence and heard Him tell me
that all will be well. Jesus promised to remove every evil presence from my home and the lives of my family.
That was the first time I had felt peace. My family started attending church. When we were in the condition of hopelessness
God opened the door for us to come into the saving knowledge and grace of Lord Jesus. In the year 2004 my entire family
received Christ Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour. I was hungry for the things of God. I purposed to study the Word of
God and get closer to Him. I enrolled in Bible College.
I praise and thank God that He delivered and saved us. I have the burden to share the love of God with my own people,
especially those who are not yet in Christ. This is my commitment that throughout my life I will serve Him and proclaim His
gospel to the ends of the world.
Source: Testimony Page of http://www.www.southasianconnection.com, Accessed from the link:http://www.southasianconnection.com/authors/238/Navjeet-Kaur, Accessed on May 1st 2009.