Overcoming Addiction

India

A couple living in India recently made a three-hour journey to say thank you to a radio program producer. Jai and Parwati are long-time listeners of Words of Hope and Back to God Ministries International’s joint Hindi radio programs. As they’ve listened to and engaged with the programs, they’ve seen God at work. “I originally bought a transistor radio to listen to songs for entertainment,” remembers Jai. “One day, while surfing the channels I heard a message from Ms. Neelam. …

Searching for Good News

India

Pranav was raised as a devout Hindu. His family lives high up in the mountains of India, far-removed from larger towns and cities. “I got frustrated with the struggles of life,” he says. “I had many unanswered questions in my heart.” Pranav was feeling discouraged and decided to scan his radio one day for songs or news to listen to. “I came across a gospel song in my own tribal language,” he says. “I was happy to listen to it.” …

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 …