Training Up Leaders

Bhutan

Christianity is illegal in the country of Bhutan, and believers are forced to meet together in secret house churches for times of corporate teaching and worship. In a place that is so hostile to Christianity, finding individuals who are qualified to lead house churches and provide follow-up counseling for those who hear the Words of Hope radio programs is a real challenge. Words of Hope’s partners in Bhutan have been addressing this scarcity by offering a two-year diploma program in …

Radio: A Part of Everyday Life

Nepal

Over 80% of Nepali people live in the rural areas of the country, most of which are underdeveloped and hard to reach. While the cities are equipped with more advanced means of communication like television and internet, the mountainous regions of Nepal rely heavily on radio. However, in both rural and urban homes, radio is a part of everyday life. Listening to an FM radio program happens everywhere in the city. From a morning bus ride to work, to a …

New Nepali Ministries in 2019

Nepal

New Album: Naya Hriday Music is one common language we all speak. We may know someone who became interested in Christianity just by listening to Christian songs. Cross-Way media ministry has been producing gospel songs to share the message of Christ to all who love to listen to music. Our third album of gospel songs is called “Naya Hriday,” meaning “New Heart.” It will be ready for the release by the second week of January 2019. This time the songs …

Ministry in the Mountains of Nepal

Nepal

Nepal is a small, landlocked country to the north of India. Many things make Nepal a hard place to do ministry: the mountainous terrain (including eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world), poverty, illiteracy, and the country’s historic Hindu religion. In 2017, Nepal became an even more difficult place for Christians when the government announced that religious conversion would become a criminal activity, weighted with a punishment of up to five years in prison. This anti-conversion law seems …

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 …