Yakub Lepcha (India) – GESPONSORD
Given name: Yakub
Date of birth: November 10, 1991
Are you married?
Do you have children?
Name of your church:
Hephzibah Self-Supporting Presbyterian Church
Name of your seminary/college:
Presbyterian Theological Seminary
On what level do you follow theological education?
I always wanted to do theological studies. So after finishing B.Th. I am going for M.Div. program from P.T.Seminary. Since there is need for a theological upliftment in the church in my region it had become one my ambition to go for theological studies.
Who is God for you, in your daily life?
I am a born Christian, but I was not very serious about Christianity, until one day I was very sick, I had a terrible stomachache, I was in so much pain that I became unconscious. This was not the first time I was sick, when I was a child, I was diagnosed with T.B and was at the phase of death but God saved me miraculously, but I was never serious about that. But this time I was praying a lot to God so that I get relief from pain and the I promised myself to become a pastor.
When I went to doctor for checkup I was diagnosed with appendicitis and moreover it was about to burst. With the prayers from everyone nothing critical happened and my operation was successful. When I was in hospital I realized the promise I had made when I was in class 8 and prayed again with repentance and decided to go for theological studies. But things didn’t go according to me as I went to place called Dabling to teach. Still I has not forgot my promise of studying theology so after much prayer I got opportunity to come PTS for my theological studies. That time I realized that actually God was sharpening me to become a good leader all the time. I thank God for this wonderful life.
What is your dream after finishing your study?
My dream after finishing studies is big. I want to work more among the youth. Yes congregation is there and I will work among them but along with them I want youths to have more interest in fellowship. I want to bring change in their way of thinking about Christianity. They take it so lightly but I want them to be serious about their life and their thinking regarding Christianity. Because they are the future leaders of the church. If they are not serious now than they are never going to be serious about it so I want to change their way of thinking.