I found My Match

Rohit and Navita Cherian

HIS STORY
“Adonai” – a name that sounded strange yet captured my interest was introduced in my life by my mother who decided to be a part of the congregation in the year 2004 as the message that was shared every Sunday was quite appealing. Soon she roped my sister and me in. I agreed to give it a try.

My first Sunday at Adonai was different as I was not prepared for the wonderful spontaneous prayers which were voiced without any hesitation. It took me by surprise. I had mixed feelings yet could relate to the message. I was drawn into a wonderful circle. Pastor Victor caught my interest as from my perspective he was just another man filled with wisdom and his simplicity was quite appealing. This made me look forward to attending the service at Adonai.

Soon I realised that everyone at Adonai put their heart and soul in the word of God which was woven into a wonderful book called the Bible. I decided to investigate to see if what I experienced was real and decided to visit Pastor Victor without an appointment. I walked into Adonai and was welcomed by a few people and soon I was face to face with Pastor Victor. Surprisingly, my perception of him was true – a humble man of God who had the wisdom to answer all my unanswered questions and who left me speechless with many questions he put forward. This surprise visitation was truly life changing. I prayed with Pastor Victor and accepted Christ into my life.

Life has never been the same after that as the word of God became real and I became an instrument of His miraculous deeds. God was working through me in unspeakable ways as I began to grow spiritually at Adonai. In 2007 my circle of friends grew and my Christian journey took me to places I never knew existed. I was a solitary traveler with an unbearable burden of lustful thoughts and fornication but now I can taste freedom with the help of God and Adonai. I am sailing on a new ship to heaven.

This choice helped me get rid of all my disloyal friends and the Tuesday prayer gatherings helped me focus on the one true friend in my life – God and now that I found him I am never leaving him under any circumstance He is and will always be my numero uno.

In October 2008 God cleansed my life. I failed my C.A. course and my heart was broken from a bad breakup. If another person had to be in my shoes they would have considered all these mishaps as God’s curse but I took it as signs.

HER STORY
I have been a part of the Adonai family for a little over 3 and a half years now.

The Word of God says, in Luke 19:10 “Jesus came to seek and save the lost”. And I was really lost. But God in his goodness, rescued me and I stand here today to testify to that.

Coming from a Roman Catholic family, Christianity was just a ritual of attending mass every Sunday. I was in a relationship with a non-believer and when my dad passed away, I went through a very rough phase. There’d always been an emptiness within me, but it became even more apparent after I lost my dad. I knew there was something missing in my life but I wasn’t sure what it was. It never even occurred to me that there could be something totally wrong with the way I lived and the principles I had!

But now that I look back, I see that God in His faithfulness had His hand upon me.

My Mom attended an Encounter at Adonai Church and realized that I was not getting to fellowship with youngsters my age. She wanted me to attend a service here. She almost had to drag me to church. I slowly started enjoying getting to know Jesus.

My relationship with the Lord grew stronger and I decided to take water bapitsm. I made this prayer right before I could be baptized. I did not realize the intensity of it at time. I said ”Lord I surrender my life into your hands, you know what’s best for me. Let your will be done in my life.”

I started seeing things in a very different way. I knew I ended my relationship with this boy and God was right by my side and so was Victor and other members from church. They were there every step of the way and taught me how to surrender all my fears and trust Jesus to take control. I had to stop being God in my life and let God be God.

THEIR HAPPY ENDING
In October 2009 we found a match in each other. Sixteen months later, we had a grand wedding that supported joy and peace as we exchanged vows in the presence of God.

The saying –“GOD always upsets our present as he plans our future” always captures my heart as we do not lack anything as He has always been our faithful provider.