Stories of Hope

Stories from our ministry fields around the world.

Prayer Guide

October 2022 Prayer Guide

IRAN — Give thanks for the conclusion of another successful discipleship conference held at a safe location outside the country of Iran. Iranian Christians had the opportunity to be baptized and share communion together. All participants were able to

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India womens sewing group

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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Western Theological Seminary

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

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 2022 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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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 2022 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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