HOW I FOUND MY PURPOSE
I’m happy to share with you how I discovered my passion for giving and making a difference in the world. Let me tell you about the values, experiences, and inspirations that have shaped my journey.
It all started with my mother and family. They taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, live simply, and work hard. These values became the basis of my giving, as I learned to walk the talk and show kindness and support to others.
As a priest, I felt the amazing joy that comes from giving rather than hoarding money. I also learned about the developmental approach in social service and community-based rehabilitation (CBR) for people with disabilities, which touched my heart. I was honored to be the director of the diocesan social service society, which gave me a chance to help the needy in various ways.
One of the most rewarding parts of my journey has been seeing the positive changes in the lives of people who have benefited from my social service projects. I devoted my life to creating programs such as Agape Bhavan and the Good Samaritan Centre in Cherpunkal, my hometown. These centers provide complete CBR services for people with physical and mental challenges, especially deaf-blind children. To make sure these projects last for a long time, I donated land and money and even helped build the Mutholath Auditorium. Recognizing the importance of these initiatives, the Archdiocese of Kottayam named the whole campus Mutholath Nagar and added an Impact Centre to further support the CBR programs.
Another cause close to my heart is supporting Christian missionary priests who serve the poor in North India. Using my earnings, I have contributed to the construction of churches and clinics in these areas, while also encouraging others to join this noble cause.
I firmly believe that God has blessed me with opportunities, and it is my duty to use them wisely for the good of those who are in need. Therefore, I dedicate all my earnings towards the improvement of the social service projects undertaken by Mutholath Nagar. The joy and satisfaction I get from my work are beyond words, making me very thankful for the gift of willingness to live, work, earn, and share for the betterment of society. In celebration of my Sacerdotal Ruby Jubilee, I established the Fr. Abraham Mutholath Foundation NFP, ensuring the continuation of my mission and the sustainability of my giving.
Being a giver has not only given me a sense of purpose, but also allowed me to witness the power of compassion and support. I am eternally grateful for the values instilled in me by my family, the guidance of the Holy Bible, and the opportunities to serve that God has given me. It is my unwavering commitment to continue.
Fr. Abraham Mutholath's remarkable journey is punctuated by numerous milestones, reflecting his unwavering dedication and pioneering spirit: