Touching the Lives of Many: Life as an Entrepreneur


By Saji Pullad

HOUSTON: In 2012, Cenil George, an Indian American entrepreneur living in Houston decided to give back to the less fortunate and with the help of some friends, took a dozen giant teddy bears to the Texas Children’s Hospital. The bears were distributed to terminally ill patients with diseases such as leukemia and other cancers. Attached was an inspirational bible verse found in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper

you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” “You can imagine being 8 years old with terminal cancer and being completely scared; the bears were a reassurance that they are not alone” says Cenil.


Soon after while attending his home church of Lakewood, the Lord had put in his heart to reach out and do something for the country of Kenya. A friend of Cenil met some lakewood members who have a grandmother in Kenya named Mama James. Lakewood church has many missions projects and one of them focuses on Kenya. However, flying to Kenya would be very expensive. At that time, a well connected friend of Cenil offered him an airline pass to fly the world for free. The project God gave to Cenil was called “ransom for many” because Jesus Christ became the ransom for all humanity. The project provided 2 suitcases full of t-shirts plus several soccer balls that were distributed to local Kenyans at the famous Tenwek hospital.

There were two routes to get to the clinic, one route took seven hours and the other took 3 hours.

On the morning of the trip, Mama James accidentally took him on the 7 hour route and soon after they came across an orphanage and decided to bless the children living there. Taking the 3 hour route home, he soon realized that it was a barren area with no residents and he would have missed the orphanage completely and missed the purpose of where he was supposed to go.

His life changed that day knowing that God was in total control of his steps.

In addition to his car dealership and real estate business, he also studies hotel management and frequently travels the world every month. Cenil George is the youngest son of George Abraham and Sosamma George.

When asked about his future plans, he says “ God is my pilot; I just ride shotgun (passenger seat).” In 2014 he plans to do more mission trips around the world to help the less fortunate and those in need.