Kishur’s wife, was equally surprised by her husband’s decision to take a new name. He is now telling his friends to no longer call him “Kishur” but “Andrew” instead. His wife commented, “I thought maybe he was kidding--but now I see he is serious, and that he’s telling everyone to call him Andrew.” Missionary Priya, who was present with her husband, Praveen, during the prayer said, “I thought I saw tears in his eyes.” And Andrew himself later confessed, “If Pastor Mrosko had said one more word during the prayer, I would have started crying.”
Now, Pastor Mrosko will work with Priya and Praveen to disciple Andrew, helping him to further understand who this Jesus is whom he desires to follow. Sometimes, as we experience new life through God’s grace in Christ, it is also good to hang onto a sign of that newness, in this case, the name of one of the twelve disciples. May God bless Andrew on his new journey, as he prepares himself to be one who brings others to Jesus.