My name is Krupa. One can see the fingerprints of God in my life. My parents say that when I was born, no one expected me to survive, I was born 3 months premature. My mother prayed for protection in my life. I survived the premature birth well. Seeing God’s answer to her prayer, my mother dedicated me to God, while I was yet a baby. Of course, the years passed, and I forgot about it because life generally happens.
In third class, I started coming to the Shining Stars after-school tutoring program because many of my friends were enrolled there. I initially came back again and again for snacks and playtime with my friends. However, God began changing my young heart through the activities and teaching there, and I gradually began to understand how much God truly loved me.
Through my years in Shining Stars, the potential and talents in my life that I was ignorant of began to blossom. I developed my talent for music and leadership, as I signed up to regularly volunteer with children’s programs. I can testify to nurturing solid relationships through this after-school programmme with people who have given me godly advice and have guided me through life as a young man in the big city.
During college, I began to sense that I wanted to be involved in the same work that Shining Star’s did. I initially had some doubts, but the confirmation, without much surprise, came from my mother. She had prayed for this day and I committed my life into God’s master plan. I completed my bachelor’s degree in commerce and today, I am a full-time staff on the Shining Stars team and am being used by God among the youth. God had a plan through developing the many talents and leadership abilities that Shining Stars had nurtured in me years ago . . . I’m so thankful!