Baptism in the Himalayas

Megan Nollet Bhutan, India, Tibet

A Holy Moment

High up in the Himalayan mountain region, a group of people gathers to witness seven new believers proclaim their Christian faith through the sacrament of baptism. The believers are lowered and raised, one at a time, into the cold, rushing water of the mountain stream.

These new Christians have come to faith by listening to Words of Hope’s Rewa Gitsung (Words of Hope) radio program.* Because Christianity is banned in this region, baptism marks a significant moment for these seven people as they each put their earthly lives at risk and offer their eternal lives to Christ. Among those witnessing this blessed event are their mentors and the radio program producer.

Support Group Mentors

“Once these listeners started following the program regularly, they had questions and needed someone to answer those questions,” explains our Director for Ministry to South Asia.

These brothers and sisters heard the gospel and contacted the program producer for answers.  He connected them with a local support group comprised of believers who also came to know Christ through our program.

Our Director adds, “Because there is no church in this area, these support groups visit new listeners and help them understand the message that the Bible offers through our radio program.”

Thank You for Your Support

Not only is this program acting as a catalyst to bring people to know our Lord and Savior, but it is growing disciples to further His Kingdom.

Because of your ongoing support, people in this region are hearing the good news about Jesus and coming to saving faith. Please give thanks for these new converts and pray for their safety as believers boldly choosing to follow Christ.
*Words of Hope’s radio programs for South Asia are produced in partnership with Back to God Ministries International and Good Books Educational Trust.