“No turning back!” That’s exactly what I have done for the past 40 years. My journey with the Methodist Church started in 1981, when my leader in The Navigators (an international, inter-denominational Christian group) introduced me to Tamil Methodist Church, Short Street. It was a step of faith for me, being a recent convert from Hinduism. Though the concept of church was new to me, I decided to give it a go. M is for Methodist, but it also means Model my life after Christ.
My journey started with Adult Fellowship. Then I served in Sunday school for several years. Soon God had a surprise for me—I moved on to become the Worship & Evangelism Chairperson. Though I was new and reluctant to take on this role, I soon learned the ropes and reached out to Indian migrant workers. This ministry, which started in 1991 has grown and evolved. Now M means Move on and trust God.
Our life today is like living in a maze controlled by many factors and issues. Work, family, church…the list goes on. Being a Methodist to me is not how we start but how we finish the race living a Meaningful life!
Deveraj Daniel worships at Tamil Methodist Church, Short Street and serves in the Pastor Parish Relationship & Staff Committee and the Board of Presidents. / Photo courtesy of Deveraj Daniel