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 …

Christ For All

India

Coming Together We have traveled many hours into the mountains of India to reach the little village of Srinagar and attend a local church service being held there. The sun is abrasive for this time of year, and the predicted rains have not yet come. But already the open-air church is filling with congregants. We have come to listen to the stories of the people who have gathered here and to join them in worship, though we will require an …

Reaching Pakistan

India

Millions of people in India and the surrounding countries speak the language of Urdu. It is the national language of Pakistan, and is commonly spoken in Bangladesh as well. Pakistan currently ranks as one of the top five most persecutory countries in the world. Words of Hope Director for South Asia explains that most Urdu speakers are Muslim. He says that Christians are allowed to worship openly in Pakistan, but are subjected to strict government rules. They are constantly watched …