2012 Global Leadership Summit Session 6a: Pranitha Timothy
Session 6 – Courage to Act
Director of Aftercare, International Justice Mission,
- Led over 50 slave rescue operations, serving as the chief legal witness in court
- Developed IJM’s pioneering aftercare strategy for restoration and reintegration, successfully serving thousands of freed slaves
- Formerly with the Hindustan Bible Institute, she designed and established holistic child development centers in remote parts of India
- The child of dedicated missionary doctors in rural India, she’s a brain tumor survivor who describes her resulting feeble voice as a “voice for the voiceless”
- Isaiah 42:1-7 –
- Was diagnosed with a brain tumor, could not hear, speak or swallow.
- After 2 years, God gave her her voice back. That was 15 years ago.
- The greatest miracle is not that God restore my voice but that he changed me.
- She blamed Jesus for separating her from her family and swore she would never become a Christian.
- Became dark and destructive, was kicked out of school.
- In her darkest time, she reached out for forgiveness and restoration through Jesus.
- The hardships she faced gave her empathy and understanding to help those enslaved.
- This life belongs to God and my strength is his.
- Told the story rescuing workers enslaved in a rice mill.
- My family is safer in God’s hands than mine, so I trust Him.
- God is good, so we are full of hope.
- We are called to serve…
- Wow, what an amazing, courageous woman!
- God, rescue us from fear and things too small to waste our lives on!
What impacted you from Pranitha’s talk? What action will you take as a result?