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M.A. Thomas – at home with the Lord

Dr. M.A. Thomas, one of the true Christian heroes of our times passed away yesterday. He brought the hope of life in Jesus Christ to millions of his countrymen in northern India through a ministry he named Hopegivers.   During Dr. Thomas’ time on earth, he cared for thousands of orphans, …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Dr. M.A. Thomas, one of the true Christian heroes of our times passed away yesterday. He brought the hope of life in Jesus Christ to millions of his countrymen in northern India through a ministry he named Hopegivers.
 
During Dr. Thomas’ time on earth, he cared for thousands of orphans, trained tens of thousands of missionaries, hundreds of thousands of students, and planted thousands of churches. Yet he always seemed to have time for the least of these.
 
When I traveled with Dr. Thomas and his son Samuel through India a decade ago, I was amazed at the breadth and depth of the ministry he had established. The video below tells the story of a young boy who trusted Jesus and grew to become a missionary statesman and a man many knew simply as “Papa.”
 
He may be gone from us, but he inspires us still.

Comments (6)

  • His life is such an inspiration…I’ll never forget the beaming faces of the children when they would see M.A. walk up! He was a father to many…

  • Thank you for this entry. My husband and I support two staff members of Adventures in Missions as well as were friends of Dr. Thomas. I have known him about 35 years and am so excited that he is talking to Jesus today!

    My father helped him begin Hopegivers International and he was like a second father to me. Today I have thought about how he probably heard, “Well done thy good and faithful servant.”

    Thank you for your thoughts and all glory goes to God! May God richly bless your ministry to others and obedience to him!

    Beth

  • GLORY to JESUS!
    GOD has been faithful with him all trough the years,a nd JESUS gave him victory in ALL things…He has been a good steward of GOD’s blessings upon him and became a blessing t others lives.Thosands and thousands he brought to JESUS feet.What a great legacy he left in the hearts of men.He’s now wearing his crown in heaven as JESUS prepared for him.He’s a faithful man of God and he’s successful in the service of God.To God belongs all the glory!

  • I remember meeting him on the World Race in 2006. He was a great man of God and many children have had a better life because of His ministry.

  • What a reflection of Christ as we should all be. His life is very inspiring to me. We should all learn from his love of Christ and his compassion for people.

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