Profile - Laven Shunmugam
I was born with Meningitis in a Hindu home with no hope of surviving. God used my Christian relatives to bring the gospel to my parents and through the miraculous work of God’s Spirit I was healed and my parents came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.
I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour in one of our youth camps. Ever since the Lord saved me I sensed a special purpose for my life in the light of my healing as a baby. When the Lord started to make His calling into gospel ministry known to me I asked Him for confirmation and He graciously turned my attention to Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Realizing God’s call and His work in my life, led me to go into fulltime gospel ministry in which God graciously blessed my ministry for 12 years with the Reformed Church in Africa (RCA) in South Africa. He now continues to bless me in Australia as I serve Him in the CRCA. For this I give Him all the praise and Glory.
Before going into full time Gospel ministry, I studied electronics and worked for Toyota manufacturing Industry for four years. Those four years were precious life experiences for me. My involvement in my home church in Youth ministry, as a Deacon and a Home fellowship leader greatly prepared me for the Gospel Ministry.
Passion for Ministry
My passion for ministry comes from the words of Paul in Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” So it is the gospel alone that is able to transform lives and makes people acceptable to God that gives me passion for ministry.
Live Christ in all of Life. By God’s grace and mercy we desire to bring people to a saving knowledge in Jesus Christ and membership in his church family, develop them to Christlike maturity, equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world, in order to magnify God’s name.
Personal Calling Statement
Jesus said he came not to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) God saved me and called me to serve His people with His life changing Word.