God’s Abilities: About My Grand Dad – By David Chawngthu

Posted: January 27, 2014 in Faith and God's Abilities, Foundation on Apostle/ Apostolic

You shall remember the LORD your God, For IT IS HE who is giving you ABILITIES/POWER TO MAKE WEALTH.. Deuteronomy 8:18

My Grand Dad, Mr. C. Thangkima, was a Business man who always put God first, a hard working man, tough and compassionate, the Founder of Aizawl Watch House Estd 1959, and a faithful servant of God, a Church elder (Sergeant Major of Bazar corp), @Aizawl, Mizoram, India, and “The First President of ACSAL (Advisory Council of Salvation Army Laymen), India Eastern Territory”.

According to the cultures of the Northeast India, he was also a descendant of Vanapa Chawngthu, a famous and Great Warrior in the History of Mizoram in India.

Mr. C.Thangkima’s father and mother died while he was 10 years old, therefore he could not continue with his studies and studied till Class 4 (standard 4). His Dad was a rich man during their times, he was a good hunter as well as a good harvester, who used to get awards for great harvests in their village/town/area. But then for some reasons, after his Dad died, he became like a homeless, and only got 4 Indian Rupees in his hands with 1 Mizo bag, and as a young boy he later got a job cleaning up vessels in the Army, earning his living. Yet, when he died in 2012, he left over 1 Million US $ worth lands and buildings for his family.

After they started their business in 1959, the Lord blessed them much more, God multiplied their daily income, their daily income multiplied 10 times, 20 times and more compared to their daily income before. And his fame quickly spread at once all over the state of Mizoram in India, everywhere you go everyone knows his name, because the Lord has blessed them.

In 1990, because of his good service for the Lord and in the Salvation Army, especially in PROVIDING the needs, giving car to the Salvation Army in 1986, building several church buildings, supporting outreaches, and being a good Samaritan. The Salvation Army General from London gave him “Order of the Founder”, which is the highest award in the Salvation Army International. His family not only serve inside the Salvation Army, they also used to support several Missionaries in several areas in finances and needs, in YWAM (Youth with a Mission), and other Organizations, In India and outside India.

Some of few Testimonies below…

1. A severe Heart problem healed:
Once there was a lady with a heart problem, (in mizo we call it “Lung pawp”), “Young Mizo Associations” (YMA) and her relatives used to stay awake whole night for her, she was referred to another Hospital outside Mizoram state, since they could not do there. One morning around 2 a.m. in the morning my Grand Father went to pray for her, right after my Grand Father prayed for her, she sat up and said, “I am healed”. Then the next day they did Xray again, now Xray could not find the heart problem that she had, she was released from the hospital. Now, she has got husband and children.

2. My Grand Dad heard great choirs of angels several times, every time he shared to me about this he often added, “Their voices were So beautiful”, and tears would come into his eyes because the Lord used to touch his heart again through the song they sang.

3. God’s Miraculous Protection from Gangs in Finances:
In 1971, my Grand Father went to Calcutta to buy a vehicle. Then one day he met a guy who claim to be Motor Agent and can give in a cheap price, but was not Motor Agent. So, my Grand Father followed him. After sometimes, they went to some corner of a street and a group of gangs (Gundas) caught him with pistol and knife, and brought him in a room.

My Grand Father put those money in a small bag, the bag was almost full of money, they ask him to give the money and they check his bag, then my Grand Father prayed to God. And when they look at the bag they could not find the money even though the bag was said to be almost full of money. Now, when those gangs looked at my Grand Father, they now fear him, and they provide for him Taxi and dropped him to his friend’s house.

Then later, My Grand Father praise God with this song, “There is nothing to fear before Jesus, everything used to obey/bow in his command”.

From nothing, God has blessed him and his family with over U.S. Million Dollars worth lands and buildings, and these are the blessings of God, because God is a good God, He wants his people to enjoy life, and that they can be a blessings for others and the Kingdom of God as well. His last sermon preaching before he died was on “God’s abilities and the red sea divided..”

And the photo given below was the last church building that my Grand Dad build, for God and His Kingdom, around 2007, “C.Thangkima C.S.M.  O.F. Prayer Hall”, at Prayer Mountain, Durtlang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.


Prayer Mountain



“But you shall remember the LORD your God,

– David Chawngthu


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