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Ishara Chettri (India)

Surname: Chettri

Given name: Ishara

Date of birth: 4-12-1999

Are you married? Do you have children?

Name of your church:
Indian Evangelistic Crusade

Name of your seminary/college:
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dehradun, India

On what level do you follow theological education?
Bachelor of  Theology- 2nd year

Who is God for you, in your daily life?
When I was a newly Christian, I knew that Jesus is my Savior but I never understand the true meaning of it, it was just a sentence for me. My relationship with Him was only asking the things I want but never make an effort to know what God wants from me. However by the time I joined the seminary and started studying theology, I began to learn things about God which I never thought of and I even started learning the true meaning of Savior.  God is the provider who provided the Lamb to die on the cross for my sin. Nowadays I am spending more time I meditating His Word and I prayer so that I can communicate with Him and go closer to Him. In my daily life God is my Savior and a Provider because God has saved me from eternal death by the blood of Christ and still He is saving me from other danger that we face in our present life. He is also a provider because He provides a new life for me each day to glorify His name.

What is your dream after finishing your study?
My dream for my Church is to lead them in Christ by teaching them the sound doctrine, because many of my church members are illiterate and cannot read the Bible in a true sense. They cannot understand the true meaning of God’s word and they believe whatever they hear from the speaker. But we should be able to analyze what the speaker is speaking. Due to this they misinterpret the Bible. When I started studying in the seminary I learn to study God’s word in a true sense, that is finding the context of the  particular text for better understanding, and the  background of the text and the theology behind the  text, so that we can clearly understand  the text and make  other to understand as well. So, whatever I learned, I want to teach to my church people and help them to grow in Christian faith. After finishing my study, I want to get involve in teaching in some Bible colleges or seminary and help the other students to grow in Christian faith and learning.