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Remembering Rev. Dr. Sam Kamaleson

IN APPRECIATION OF THE MAN WHO WOULD EMAIL ME WITH THESE WORDS, ‘TO THE LITTLE LAD IN GOD’S BIG KINGDOM’…..

Duke Jeyaraj

As a young teen when I listened to this song – Thira-vunda Vasal Adaipadum Mun – sung by Uncle Sam Kamaleson in an unmistakably his, heart-warming baritone voice, I got goosebumps to say the least! Missionary-challenge blood was pumped into me! I wanted to do something to glorify Jesus in the one life I had, enabled by His grace! If I could speak to Uncle Sam Kamaleson I would say this: Thank you for touching the lives of young people like me in an indelible way, Uncle Kamaleson! Grateful for the many encouraging emails you wrote to me from your email ID – samkamales@aol.com – over the years! I did not think a big mission leader like you would write to me – even me! Thank you for addressing me by the name I called myself in my emails to you: ‘’the little boy in God’s big kingdom” (as if to say, ‘you should not forget that you rightly called yourself that, Duke! Don’t forget that ever! We are all little boys in God’s big kingdom!’). When I met you in the Navodhya Team camp in which I had the joy of preaching along-side you, I say the love in your eyes when you spoke about your late wife whom you so missed! This morning after I heard about the news of your homegoing, I heard one of the sermons you gave in The Andrews Kirk church. You spoke of how you were ‘dazzled’ by your wife when you met her in that church as a young man, decades ago. So candid, you were! I want to keep loving my wife with the same passion! Looking forward to meeting you on the shores of the other side of eternity and thanking you for being one of the key inspirations for me in my journey to become a preacher and ministry founder! Till then, I will live this life with eternity stamped in my eyeballs! – Duke Jeyaraj #SamKamaleson #SamKam #FMPB #worldvision #SamKamalesonTribute

By dukewords

Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) in 2006 to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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