Hello my name is Mathew Simon, Pastor of Hope International Christian Fellowship. I am married to Shyni my wife since June 2, 2001. We have three sons Jonathan, Joshua and Joel. They have enveloped our lives with joy.
I have been the Pastor at HICF, since April 2005 and I am blessed to be a part of a wonderful church family. I was born and raised in India . I accepted Jesus as my personal savior at the age of 6 and ever since I have been following Him. From my childhood, the idea I had of ministry was to be a behind the scenes supporter . I had never thought that I would ever go to a Bible College/Seminary or be a full time minister of Jesus Christ.
The Lord's ways are always amazing. When I look back in my life I see the imprints of my Lord in my life. Bible says, “the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in His way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” Psalm 37:23, 24. Those who trust in Jesus as their personal savior, they are made righteous and God orchestrates and upholds his/her life.We live in narratives and our existence has a story shape. Our story is the drama of two loves, the old story of the eternal triangle. Who will I follow? Will I follow God, my true beloved? Or will I follow the false seducer's law of betrayal. The central issue, we all face in suffering and sin revolves around trusting ourselves to God's good heart. Will I or won't I? Is He or Isn't He? He loves me. He loves me not. I trust him. I trust Him not. Let me tell you Jesus is faithful and ever loving towards us. Bible says, “taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalms 34:8. I just want to encourage each one of you to give the Lord a chance in your life and experience Him.If I can be of any help to you in your spiritual journey please contact me at 301-613-3304 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Love and prayers,