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 …

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 …

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 …

Healing in Christ

India

Aarav lives in the Garhwal region, a grouping of small villages nestled in the mountains of India. Here, houses balance against the steep earth on stilts, and crops grow on man-made steps so the dirt won’t wash away. One day, Aarav began to feel anxious and fearful. As time wore on, he felt increasingly terrified. His suffering was so intense that he believed he was being attacked by evil spirits. He lay awake at night and tossed and turned during …

Holistic Outreach

India

Words of Hope’s satellite ministry center in Lohardaga, India, is reaching both the spiritual and practical needs of the local people. Lohardaga Ministry Center  The center was completed just over two years ago, envisioned as a building where Words of Hope radio tribal language programs could be recorded, but also where intentional discipleship and follow-up efforts could take place. The center was also outfitted with a library, a computer training facility, a health care unit, and a bookstore, making it …