Doctors gave no hope for four-year-old Lazarus recovering from an illness, but then missionaries prayed for him and he miraculously recovered. As a result, his whole family put their faith in Jesus Christ. Their conversion enraged the local village which shunned them. Despite many difficulties, Lazarus completed his education and served as a pastor in the Church of South India for 10 years. In 1996, he launched Banjara Community Development. Lazarus’ wife Poolaba serves in the women’s ministry.