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.

Deva Krupa Shining Stars Centres for centres for Youth Development

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!