Women in India Recognize their Value in Christ

India

As you may know, in India, women and girls continue to receive less education on average than their male peers. In fact, the male literacy rate in India is 77 percent, while women trail behind at 55 percent. Women and girls also continue to face widespread domestic abuse, as the message from childhood is that Indian society prefers boys to girls. India is now facing a female population deficit of 35 million, thought to be largely the result of gender-selective …

Longing for Truth

India

Anshu Kacchap’s life has been one of uncertainty and instability. She recently shared her testimony with our ministry team in India. Born and raised in a non-Christian family in northern India, Anshu and her two younger brothers lost their parents at very young age. Their grandmother took care of them until she too died when they were still young. The siblings then went to live with their aunt, who treated them as servants. Anshu had to do all household chores …

VBS Students Share the Risen Lord

India

Ranchi, India is located in the northeastern corner of the country, where few people know about the Risen Lord. Words of Hope works in Ranchi in partnership with Back to God Ministries International. Our joint director for ministry in India says that “the time is ripe to present the good news, even though it may invite harassment.” This spring, Christian leaders will come together in Ranchi to prepare and learn how to spread the gospel and share the resurrection story …

Meet the Producer: Neelam Sonali Tirkey

India

Neelam Sonali Tirkey has worked as a Words of Hope radio producer for the last 17 years. She writes, records, and produces programs in Hindi, the national language of India. Born into a Christian family, her father was a pastor, and her mother was a teacher. “I knew Jesus Christ from the beginning,” she says. “I was baptized at one and a half months.” Referring to her work in radio, “It was my dream,” she says, “and it was God’s …

Faith That Multiplies

India

Amarjeet Singh had no peace in his life. His words and actions were full of evil. By his own admission, he was not a good person. He lives in a little town in northern India where they speak the Garhwali language. Less than one percent of Amarjeet’s people are Christians. Religion in the region is a mixture of animism and Hinduism, which results in many occultic practices and a strong belief in magic. “It is a remote area,” explains Words …