Nikita Chauhan, whose birthday is October 28, is studying in her 2nd year B.Th. (Bachelor of Theology) at Grace Bible College. She shares her story here with us…
My Testimony: My name is Nikita Chauhan. I was born and brought up in a Hindu (Maratha) family. When I was 4 years old, my father died. It was very difficult for my mother to take care of me and my younger sister. So my mother sent us to a Christian orphanage. There I come to know about Jesus through my friend and orphanage leader. After completing high school, I came to GBC to study the Word of God.
I knew about Jesus in everything, believing in Him but I had not accepted Him as my Savior. Last year, when I was in class at GBC, the teacher was speaking about salvation and I realized that believing is not enough, I have to confess that I am a sinner and ask forgiveness for my sin. That very moment I confessed my sin to Jesus and accepted Him as my personal Savior.
My family: I have a loving and caring mother, and I am blessed with a younger sister. During the first COVID lockdown I was with my family and now I am in the girls’ dormitory at GBC.
Things I like: Dancing, acting, drawing and music. My favorite chapter in the Bible is Hebrews 11, my favorite character in the Bible is Joseph, and my favorite subject to study is the New Testament. I have read many books from the GBC library which are encouraging me in my faith and studies. I am enjoying the practical ministry in GBC like sharing testimonies, leading worship, teaching in Sunday School and visiting families.
My future plan: I am studying in B. Th. 2nd year. After completion of my studies at GBC, I want to go for further study so I can be fully ready for the future ministry God is going to entrust to me.
Nikita is one of several unsponsored GBC students. Would you consider investing into the lives of one of these students who are from different people groups in India at $100 per month? A half sponsorship is $50 per month.
There is an urgent need for 12 young scholars at GBC to have sponsors in order that they will be able to continue receiving their Christian education at Grace Bible College. IMI’s John Cook co-founded GBC with Dr. Pramod Tantarpale in 2003 with the purpose of providing a high quality Christian college for fully preparing young people to go into Christian ministry or as a place men and women going into business, education, medical or engineering fields would be able to build their lives on a solid foundation for a lifetime of service to the Lord in their respective fields. Many GBC alumni continue in full time ministry with a number ministering among unreached people groups in India in effective church planting, the Jesus Film and evangelism.
You can sponsor here, or mail in your check to the IMI office with the note “new GBC student Sponsorship.” We’ll be sure you get your new student’s profile and picture! Note: Students do not receive cash. Monies given towards sponsorships are credited towards tuition, room and board.