Thankamma Georgekutty was born in Kundara, Kerala
state, India, to PY & Kunjamma Chacko on November 15, 1934. She also had 3
brothers who passed away (PC John, PC Kunjukutty, PC Varghese), and one brother
who currently lives in Canada (PC George). She grew up in the Eastern Orthodox
faith, where her mother was first to convert to the Pentecostal faith. The bond
she had with her mother was strong. She learned the sacrificial and faithful
aspects of this new faith from her, but decided she would have no part in it.
With zeal, she disliked her mother removing her jewelry and wearing white sarees
with this Pentecostal group. In her teenage years she sided with her father,
giving many hard times to her mother and towards her faith. In due time, God
worked in her life through fellowship with Godís saints and as the Holy Spirit
led her, she accepted Christ in her life in 1949.
She obeyed God in baptism the
next year. In 1952, she married Mathan Georgekutty and started
her new life with the saints at the Ceylon Pentecostal Mission
fellowship in Kottarakara, Kerala, India. The Lord blessed them
with three sons (Kunjumone, Babu, Raju) and a daughter (Jessy).
Her life was fully involved in many church related activities.
She started meeting with many of the elderly and young mothers
at her home for fasting and prayer every week. She would lead
the singing of Malayalam songs, and was committed to opening her
doors for all spiritual gatherings. The Lord gave her the gift
of prophecy and allowed her to seek the Lord on behalf of the
sick and the afflicted. She kept in close touch with all the
sisters of the church, and made it a point to attend every
meeting of the week.
She came to the United States in
1981, and started attending the New Testament Church in
Washington. Her husband also joined her later on, and together
they devoted their lives in prayer for their own children, and
other families in the church. They both loved assembling with
the saints of God. Her husband went to be with the Lord in 1998,
and she continued her journey of prayer, songs, and fellowship
with the brethren in the love of the Lord. She complained about
nothing, but praised God for everything. She would always wake
up at 4-5am and devoted herself to singing and praising God
wherever she was. She moved around and stayed with all four of
her children, and sought the Lord continually.
Everyone recognized her by the
perennial smile she had whenever she met anyone. Godís grace
was abundant in her life, and she continued to live in the will
of God. Praying for the servants of God around the world was a
commitment in her daily prayer. On Sunday mornings, she would
attend morning prayers and was delighted in singing Malayalam
songs and getting filled in the spirit. She also remembered all
the families of her childrenís friends, and prayed for them.
The Lord blessed her with 10
grandchildren. She loved them without reservation, and made it
a point to talk to them and encourage them. All of them have
known the sweet, gentle and caring spirit of their grandmother
who prayed for each one of them by name in her daily devotion,
and had always sought the Lord on their behalf.
During her final weeks, she
encouraged her children that God would reward those who
diligently seek him. Three weeks ago, she went to the
Gaithersburg church and testified that her prayers were answered
for the healing of her fractured hand, when she sought the Lord
with all her heart. She raised her hand and praised God for the
healing. All those who came in touch with her found Godís love
in her words and actions. She continually praised God. The
Lord took her home on July 5th,
2009 at 11:00 am. We praise God for her life that will inspire
love, faith, hope, and smiles in all our lives.