Stories of Hope

Stories from our ministry fields around the world.

India womens sewing group
India

Women’s Sewing Center

In Lohardaga, India, Words of Hope operates a training center to teach women living in poverty how to sew, tailor clothing, and knit. This hands-on ministry provides women with a marketable skill so that they can provide for themselves

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Discipleship

Ongoing Education for Iranian Christians

Words of Hope’s Persian discipleship classes exist to give Iranian believers a safe space to grow in their faith alongside other Christians. The conferences also provide training for lay pastors. While churches are closed officially inside of Iran, many

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hands reading bible
bible

Bibles for Iran

Iran is one of the most dangerous countries for Christian converts in the world. There, new believers are at risk of persecution if their decision to follow Christ becomes known to the wrong people. Yet these sincere brothers and

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african child praying
Prayer Guide

September Prayer Guide

INDONESIA — Pray for the young people who participate in the Booming Youth Community. The community members worship and study the Bible together. Pray that as they meet, the young people will come to know and love God more.

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Rev. David Bast

President Emeritus Rev. David Bast

At the May Board of Directors gathering, the Words of Hope Board approved a resolution recognizing Rev. David Bast as President Emeritus of the ministry. Rev. Bast became the President and Broadcast Minister for Words of Hope in 1994,

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Indonesia

Lives Changed in Indonesia

We received the following testimony from a man named Alexander who is in his 60s and who attends a Words of Hope listener community group in Indonesia.  “God changed my life through devotion and discussion of God’s Word in

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Prayer Guide

August Prayer Guide

BHUTAN — Give thanks that our team in Bhutan is able to share the love of Christ through their children’s ministry. They have set up tuition centers as a way of witnessing through their love and care for people’s

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Iran

Cards for Iranian Christians

Words of Hope organizes discipleship conferences for Iranian Christians multiple times per year. Since it is not safe to openly gather for Christian teaching inside the country of Iran, these converts travel to meet together at a safe location

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men worship church
Prayer Guide

July Prayer Guide

SOUTH SUDAN — The Words of Hope team in South Sudan requests ongoing prayer for the country as they continue to face COVID-19 with very little medical infrastructure. Pray also for peace in the country, and that civilians would

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