My name is Nithiyananthan from Tamil Nadu State, India. I was born into a Christian home and my parents taught me about Jesus Christ from the time I was very young.
I stopped studying
While I was studying in high school, I made friends with some bad people. I began to forget about the things I learned as a child. I did many wrong things. I spent my money, time and energy in bad ways. I was only 18 years old and I had spoiled my life. Because of all I was doing, I stopped studying. At the same time I became infected by a bad disease. I was in bed for three months.
I was near to death
One night I was very near to death. I cried out to God for his help, telling him I was sorry for all the wrong things I had done. Suddenly God appeared to me in a vision and touched me. The next morning I was completely healed. That day I told God I would serve him for the rest of my life.
I re-started my studies and then went to college for three years. Now I am helping the young people in my town. I am so grateful to God for helping me when I had no-one else I could ask. Without God I would have died. Now I know Jesus as my friend and helper.