Vijay Kumar and his elderly father had just completed an evangelistic series in one village. They were traveling by a motor rickshaw to the next village when suddenly the rickshaw was smashed in a terrible accident. Vijay lay unconscious on the road, his left leg mangled and broken in a compound fracture.
Vijay was taken to a hospital. A doctor told Vijay that his leg was so mangled that an amputation would be needed. Out in the country, no one even thought of a prosthesis. Vijay could only see the end of his first love: evangelism. He simply would not be able to travel from village to village on one leg.
Vijay’s father, Daniel, now 95 but still able to ride his bicycle, was a man of great faith. He loved to work with his son doing evangelism.
Vijay asked the doctor to hold off on the amputation. Then Daniel prayed. The church members prayed. And, of course, Vijay prayed.
Fifteen days after the accident a doctor examined the injured leg and declared that amputation would not be necessary, but healing would take at least a year.
In less than six months, Vijay was holding evangelistic meetings and even playing soccer with the young people in the villages.
Now, in addition to conducting regular evangelism, he pastors two churches with a total of more than 250 members. He’s passing the gospel torch to two of his sons, who also are Gospel Outreach workers.
All this started back in 1980, when a missionary came to Daniel’s village and led him and the entire village to become Seventh-day Adventists.
The gospel now is spreading all over the area. Neither accidents nor even the devil can stop it. God is blessing His work and caring for His workers.