Rev Sam Sunder Testimony
Was born in a very nominal Christian family and was the eldest of three siblings.When he was conceived, his parents contemplated to abort but was prevented by his grandmother who agreed to adopt him. His mother prayed that if God showed her mercy and blesses her with a safe delivery she would dedicate the child to be born to become a pastor. Grandmother gave him the best of schooling by admitting him to a Public school founded and run by the Canadian Baptist mission. He grew up to be a very naughty and notorious child and had the experience of failing in school, college & life.It was not only a surprise to all people but also to Himself that he managed to pass with good marks.Even though he was attending on Sunday a Sunday school in the school, a Baptist church or a Lutheran church in the morning, an Anglican church in the evening and a Seventh Day Adventist church on Saturday practically his attending churches had no effect at all on him. But the piety of people around him has had an influence upon him.
His forefathers hail from a backward community which is eligible for scholarship from the Government but they lost all benefits because the Govt doesn’t extend those scholarships to Christians who convert.
He grew up in an atmosphere of devotion and Christian culture & to claim the benefits from the Govt because the Dalits loose their benefits on becoming Christians he became a Hindu by stating that he lost faith in Jesus.
He became an officer in a Govt Bank and quickly moved up in his career. Meanwhile he married a very devout, pious and prayerful person due to a twist in circumstances and she along with her mother who is a mighty prayer warrior herself began to pray for him.
In the year 1992 things began to go wrong in his career which culminated in his being accused of committing a fraud of 20 crores resulting in his absconding from duty for an year during which he was searching for help which led him to all kinds of ablutions. Incantations and chantings having lost all money and without a regular income to sustain his family he became depressed and to add insult to injury the (CBI) were looking for him for the fraud on one hand while all his relatives including his parents disowned him on the other.
While on this spiritual search and after attending a prayer meeting in a church he went into the hills for a casual walk.The spiritual atmosphere in the church stirred him to pray on the mountain and he started wailing loudly shouting out to The Lord that he wanted to die. While thus praying, The Lord spoke in an audible voice calling out to him and saying ‘My son my son! you need not die, I have died for you!’
‘No Lord I want to die!’ was his response!
‘No my son,seek forgiveness’,was Jesus’ response.
Having been convicted of sin & without loosing a single moment he confessed his sin and sought The Lord’s forgiveness.
Washed in His Blood
Saved by His grace
Anointed for His purpose!
The CBI hauled him up and accused him in a court of law but he was found innocent. The Bank in a departmental inquiry found him guilty and sent him home only for The Lord to open His arms and make him truly an Ambassador for Christ.