Pastor K E Abraham
Pastor K E Abraham
Pastor Abraham dedicated his life for the Lord at an early stage. As a nine year old boy, Abraham was also one of the eye witnesses of the revival that took place in India in 1908 and being young, he did not realize at that time, why those people were shivering and some speaking in stammering tongues.
In another revival meeting in 1912, he rededicated himself to the Lord and secured the reassurance of salvation. As he received more and more spiritual light and became convinced of the Scriptural truths, he gradually dissociated himself from the Jacobite Church.
In 1916 Pastor Abraham decided to receive the believer’s baptism by immersion. From then on the young evangelist began to preach in public meetings and to conduct gospel tours in association with two dedicated evangelists, Moothampokal Kochukunju and K.V.Simon. God so wonderfully used Abraham as he was invited to speak in various meetings. During his Gospel tours there were various occasions when he became sick owing to hardships and lack of food. His decision was to eat and drink “such things that the people give” as Jesus instructed his disciples ( Luke 10:7).
While he was engaged in these activities his parents were undergoing severe poverty and debt. They lost everything and had to live in a small house in somebody else’s land. As “from the frying pan to fire”, the opposition from the denominational church in which he was a member before, rose to the highest degree at the same time. But Abraham was brave and had full faith in the Lord’s Providence. He considered every opposition an opportunity and moved forward as a brave crusader to preach and establish churches. He went on with his full time teaching and full time evangelization. On certain occasions he took leave without salary for many days and even a month. People of similar interest joined him in his evangelistic campaigns and missionary tours.