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  1. Solomon Gunapalan
    November 5, 2013

    While preparing for my Medical Entrance Examination several decades earlier, I was on a quest about the existence of God. So I fasted and prayed and read the Bible mainly and other sources fervently. One day I fasted, read the Bible and prayed the whole night, saying to myself that If I didn’t get an answer to my prayers I would stop my quest and even attending church services. After a few weeks I saw Jesus in a dream asking my parents to let me serve Him, but one of my parents shook the head to indicate in the negative, since I was on the verge of entering the Medical College.

    At that I saw blood from the brow of Jesus falling on me and I awoke with a start. By and by, I completed my Medical Studies and joined the Department of Health, then the Sri Lankan Naval Medical Service. But all the while I felt a sense of guilt that I had not obeyed God’s call and so I retired from the Navy and was sponsored by the World Council of Churches to go as a Missionary Doctor to Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. I returned to Sri Lanka in 1995 and immigrated to Canada with my family in 1998.

    Eventually I attended seminary and became a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Montreal as well as at Donway Baptist Church in Toronto. Later I attended Immanuel Baptist Church. There have been times when there was an urge to become a Medical Doctor in Canada, but Jesus’ admonition, “No one having put his hand to the plow, and looking back is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Lk.9: 62) acted as a restraint on me.

    Solomon G. Gunapalan

  2. Elizabeth Mead
    November 6, 2013

    Great article.

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