Picture: Shot in 1990 in their home in USA
I cannot ever forget Elsie Baby and Baby Mathews. Among them, Elsie is more widely known among the Brethren because of her extensive writing ministries.
I had known from the time I was in school. She worked in Madhya Pradesh, the state where I was brought up. Once she came to Gwalior, my hometown, for professional activities. She had a kind of charisma that touched me right then, but I personally experienced what she and her husband were when I stayed with them.
In 1990 I went to the US on a one-year scholarship to study Advanced Counseling. I had some free time and many believers invited me to stay with them. I accepted only few of those invitations based upon whether staying with a family would help me to minister to young people in their assembly.
When the invitation came from Elsie Ammamma, I readily accepted it because I knew that their house is always open to young people and that many would be able to visit me and ask for help.
I stayed with them for more than two weeks, and I had plenty of visitors who said they were blessed by my ministry. However, the most important part of that stay was that it blessed me beyond belief [To Continue …]