History of Hopegivers
Bishop M.A. Thomas
Dr. M. A. Thomas was brought up in a poor Christian family in South India and was religious from the early days. He tried to get in heaven by being good. In his teen years, even though he tried his best, he knew due to his own sin he had lost hope to get into heaven. While he was in college, due to the sudden death of a good friend, death and hell became a terror for him. He cried to God for mercy and pardon. When he found the joy of forgiveness and salvation in God, he gave his life to share this Good News to others, especially to the poor and needy. He felt he was a choice arrow drawn from his parents’ quiver, but he knew he needed to be sharpened for God’s service.