Life To Be Given Away . . .
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 01/12/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
I can't keep still knowing that there are many people in the world who are suffering and desperately need help and knowledge of God.
I feel an urge to step out and serve the needs of people and the community.
I am not satisfied living in my own little comfortable bubble.
I need to live for Christ by loving and accepting all people regardless of background, socioeconomic status and appearance.
Religiosity builds walls and differences.
However, the true love of Christ builds and unites.