I First met Kampta Karan in 2003 at the University of Birmingham, England. Kampta, a fellow student, was living at the Lutheran Campus in Selly Oak and studying for his Doctorate in Conflict and Racial Resolution. Kampta was an avid writer in the field of poetry attending writers meetings in Sparkbrook, Birmingham at the Assemblies of the First Born Church on Alfred Street. I met Kampta, just as he was about to undertake an exchange visit to Frankfurt in Germany, where he was involved in a road traffic incident and suffered a broken leg. This resulted in the priveledge of looking after him
In 2007 Ieventually travelled to the West Bank of The Demerara River, Guyana, several miles from capital of Georgetown. It was during this time that I finally heard of his vision for Jesus and met with his wife "Dolly" who ran a market stall in Georgetown and his daughter "Kavita". Kampta, was a very humble man who always believed that Jesus was the answer to life's many problems; and for the first time since I had originally come into contact with him I began to understand his passion for Jesus. Clearly, Kampta had a profound love for the Christian bible and also for his church the Lutheran Evangelical Church of Guyana.
I was introduced to his Pastor and many of his friends and colleagues both in the church and without. I visited, Accension, Marconi, the Squat, Sandbanks and King of Glory as well as many other of the Lutheran fellowships, I was shown well maintained buildings and in contrast others in a state of disrepair all of this alongside communities who needed the love of Christ Jesus...Everywhere I went I heard of Kamptas vision for an evangelical outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the need to rebuild both physically and Spiritually the local Church... These pages and photographs are dedicated to him, his life and his work, as he sought to be a catalyst within his community and the commuinties of faith in which he worked.
Kampta Karan a noted individual died shortly after his life's wish was acheived.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4 KJV
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:13-16 KJV
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.