Darchand has been on anti-tuberculosis drugs for the past fifteen months.
He has been regularly taking the drugs and is being followed up faithfully by Mukesh.Mukesh has been taking time out to share the gospel with him.Darchand has been regularly reading the Word and has been praying and has by God's grace found the Lord.
He was telling me about an incident on the train when one of the train assistants tried to loot him of his money.Darchand is a puny looking man.He was shaken to the core by the incident but he testified that he started praying and a strange peace came over him.
Today he came to collect his medicine and I was deeply touched to hear him excitedly talk about his walk with the Lord.The drugs had taken it's toll,he had a slight hearing problem and had developed some features of hypothyroidism but he has a shine on his face and he relates his symptoms to his reading the Bible which amazes me.He tells me that his vision is fine but when he is reading the Bible sometimes he has problem with far-vision.He has a younger brother who was perpetually bothering him but for sometime now he has stopped and he even asked to read the Bible and seemed to like it.He tells me that he tries to share the Word with his other family members but they call him mad.He wants them to have the peace and joy that he has.
He also told me that noone seems to have heard about Jesus in his area.He had been to an adjacent town for some work and found a place which had a cross on the roof-top and he wondered if he should venture there.in the meantime he continues to search for another individual who might have heard of Jesus in his area.