- By Sungeeta Jain
- Published 10/3/2009
Twenty-nine year old Sungeeta Jain was born and raised in the United States of America. Born into a Jain family, Sungeeta did not know the Lord until 1990, when her entire family converted to Christianity. Prior to the family's conversion, on June 14, 1986, Sungeeta and her family were in a devastating car accident that left Sungeeta confined to a wheelchair. At the age of ten, Sungeeta had to relearn how to live her life, from putting on her socks, to moving about using a wheelchair. At the same time, she learned how to believe in herself and trust God. Determined not to let her disability hinder her, Sungeeta graduated from a top engineering college in the US with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. She also went on to get a juris doctorate degree in Law. Out of college she worked as an advisor to two high court judges. She is currently working as an associate in the premier law firm in the the United States. Among the many blessings of God in her life, Sungeeta won the title of Miss Teen of Washington in 1993, becoming the first person in the world in a wheelchair. She was also third runner up in the Miss Teen of America Pageant. Over the years Sungeeta, a Jain Christian has had the privilege of sharing her testimony and about how God has touched her with school children, political figures, churches, hospitals, youth groups and community groups both in India and the United States. God has powerfully moved at all gatherings, healing the sick, delivering the oppressed and filling His people with the baptism and power of the Holy Spirit.
At the end of service, he almost jokingly came up for prayer for a headache. We prayed & he said the pain was gone.
We were actually thankful that he did not come to church the next two weeks. Things were a lot more peaceful We decided if he came and was disruptive, we would have to ask him to leave, for the sake of everyone else.
Well, a few Sundays ago, this boy came to church. However, to my surprise, I did not even notice him until he raised his hand to share a testimony (he was so quiet and peaceful). During testimony time, he shared that he used to have a constant headache, which cause him to be angry all the time. He used to fight and beat everyone up. Jesus healed him when we prayed a few weeks back. Not only was his headache gone, but now he was also a peaceful boy! He no longer fought or felt angry!
At the end of the service on Sunday, God healed him of pain in his hand and chest as well. And he asked for prayer that his mom would allow him to come every week!
Sometimes there are people in our lives (or even ourselves) whom we think will never change. We have tried to change them. They may have tried to change themselves. But, all to no avail! There is only One who can change hearts and lives and set people free from sin…Jesus!
Pray and give the situation to God and He will transform them, or us, as needed