Pappa Shankar Ammal, an Indian woman used by God
This website gives an insight into the life and ministry of an ordinary Indian woman who was used by God mightily during
1960s, 1970s and 1980s in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India. Thousands were saved, healed and delivered from Satan
during her ministry. Evil spirits would flee on seeing her.
She is now 75 years old, still serving her Master in Chennai. She is an illiterate woman and can only read Bible. She
hailed from an orthodox Hindu family in Tamil Nadu, India.
"....God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the
world to confound the things which are mighty:
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring
to naught things that are:
That no flesh should glory in His presence." (I Cor.27-29).
Many people want to acquire theological degrees and to spend many years in a Bible college to serve God. But, Pappa Shankar
was chosen by God when she was in the furnace of afflictions. The furnace of afflictions was her Bible college.
She did not learn the Word of God formally but the Holy Spirit taught her through the school of suffering. She turned out
to be an extraordinary woman of God with the power of God overflowing her ministry.
According to her testimony, she was considered as a useless woman and rejected by her husband. But God picked
her from the doorstep of her house where she was driven by her husband to lead her life. The doorstep of her home became
the place where God called her into a great ministry. She was not called by God when she was leading her family
life in her home. God called her after she had been chased out of her very home by her husband and after she had decided to
stay in a small hut alongwith her children near her home.
According to her testimony, she passed through the valley of Baca and made it a well (Psalm 84:6).
I pray that your eyes may be opened to the secrets of God that had covered the ministry of Pappa Shankar.
- Job Anbalagan
- Peter Rajan
Dearly beloved in Christ, God speaks to you today......
"For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a
wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with everlasting kindness will I have
mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
For this is as the waters of Noah unto Me: for as I have sworn that the waters of
Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed: but My kindness shall
not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy
stones with fair colours, and lay the foundations with sapphires...."