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 …

Out of the Ashes

Niger

Issaka knew that something was wrong. The smell of smoke can carry far on the wind, and while he was traveling home, a phone call from a friend warned him that churches throughout the country of Niger were being set on fire by protesters. Authorities blocked entry into his hometown, so Issaka had to wait for hours as the worry mounted inside him. His pastor’s family had been living inside their church building. Had they escaped? And what about his …

Making Connections

Indonesia

Sarkim is a Christian who lives in Indonesia, a country made up of 17,500 islands. It is an incredibly diverse region—home to many different languages, cultures, and belief systems. For the last twenty years, Sarkim has served as a radio listeners’ community coordinator in Indonesia. Words of Hope and Back to God Ministries International produce joint Christian broadcasts in the area. Coordinators like Sarkim find groups of people who are interested in discussing the broadcasts they hear with others who …

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 …

Converts in Indonesia

Indonesia

Christians in Indonesia share radios and livestock in their small communities, and their neighbors are asking why. Ancient Traditions In the Sumba region of Indonesia, many still practice the religion of Marapu. This animistic belief system places certain burdens on its followers. For example, the dead are buried under megaliths, huge stones that are often transported across the country on foot with the use of rolling logs. The elaborate burial ceremonies that accompany these funerals make it so that families …