I was born and raised in a small village close to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. God Graciously provided me with a job and brought me to the USA in the year 2013. During that time, we had only a son with special needs, and we were struggling in India to start his schooling. God brought us to the USA through an Indian company with H1B Visa at the right time to start my son’s schooling and God sent His people like Angels to meet all our needs. We could see God’s favor in my personal life and professional life as well. God blessed us with a good church and fellowship. Days were flying and my H1B extension got approved twice and I completed 6 years in the USA. God blessed us with twin daughters in the year 2018.
As a routine in the H1B Process, we filed our extension at the end of the year 2019. We were very sure that God will help us to get approval for our extension as in the past. But in Feb 2020, our extension got denied and we had to leave the country in 2 weeks. First, we could not digest this. My friends asked why this has happened to me as we were praying for our friends, But God always insists that wherever God places me is the best place that I could be. So, we trusted in the Lord and started packing. We got our flight tickets for March 20th,2020 which was the last regular flight before the pandemic. Even in our travel, God sent His people along with us five of us leaving along with my special needs son and 18-month-old twin girls which would be extremely hard with all the COVID procedures in Mumbai, INDIA then domestic flight to Chennai, INDIA and my hometown.
After denial of my H1B extension in 2020, We reached India safely in the last flight from our city, just before COVID lockdown with a lot of questions, as a father of three kids and as an IT professional. Especially for my elder son who was getting therapies, all other services got stopped completely. But deep inside my heart, God gave me peace and strength to face new challenges ahead. We moved into our in-laws’ house and started working on the same project offshore. We completely surrendered our future to God. My only Prayer at that time was, “Jesus, please help me to go through the situation”. God strengthened me and built our Faith in that situation. God always reminded this verse …
“When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.” from Psalms 84:6.
During the time of pandemic, as every one of us went through an unusual path, God was shaping us to trust him 100% for our future. So, we humanly doubted ourselves whether we will go back to the USA as we did not know God’s plan at that time. So, we surrendered ourselves to God in Prayer. Since my current project could not process my H1B at that time, I moved to a different project in 2021. In the new project, they started processing my H1B Visa. But the opportunity I got required me to move to a different location in the US and my company re-set my salary as an entry-level developer who goes onsite for the very first time. As a typical IT professional, I requested my senior management to reconsider my salary. But nothing worked out at that time. So, we decided to take a step of faith to move on with the quoted salary. My H1B Visa got approved and stamping was done. My Trust at that time was that God who opens the door will take care of us.
We moved back to the USA in 2021; Inflation went high at that time that we could not even imagine. I did not have a plan to quit my current company. But God helped me to find favor from the eyes of men. As a result, God opened another door in the US and blessed me with a new job with a good salary. His ways are amazing, and we are now in the same location we used to live in before. Back to the same church and fellowship exactly 3 years later. My son was able to continue in the same special need school as he was before moving to India, receiving the best services. Currently, I am working as a Full-time Employee in one of the Top banks in the USA which is only through the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today I want to assure you that there is Hope in Jesus for whatever situation you are in, both in your personal life and professional life.
Everybody has sinned and drifted away from God. Every one of us needs a savior to reconcile with GOD. Jesus gave His life for us, and He will take care of our future too.
Romans: 8:32(Bible)He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
If you never accepted Jesus Christ as your God, I encourage you to do the following.
- Confess your sins and believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. Also, He rose again from the dead and lives inside of us through His Spirit when we accept Him as our personal God.
- Declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Your life on earth is in the safe Hands of God who created you and He grants you eternal life too.
Have a Joyful Future with JESUS!
This is from an IT professional who is working for a top-notch multinational bank in in New Jersey, USA.