Together While Apart

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During COVID-19 lockdowns in India, the Words of Hope Dogri ministry team decided to experiment with new forms of connecting with listeners and other Christian leaders through social media.  They launched a new Facebook page at the beginning of lockdown called “Voice of the One Whom We Love.” The team then organized a marathon social streaming event with 12 straight hours of praise and worship led by different pastors from around the country.  “In the past 3 months we were …

Zereshk Polo Morgh Recipe (Iranian Barberry Rice with Chicken)

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Chicken Ingredients:  1 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon  1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper tomato paste (1 16oz can) 1 1/2 cup water + more to cover chicken 1 Onion (chopped) 2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped) 1 Green Bell Pepper (cut into bite size pieces) 1.5 lb (about 5 pieces) chicken thighs bone-in and skin-off  Salt and pepper to taste Water (as much as needed to cover chicken) Optional: ½  tsp ground up saffron threads …

Helping Hard-Hit Communities

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Words of Hope ministry teams around the world are skilled at communicating the hope of Christ through written and spoken words. They produce devotionals, podcasts, and YouTube videos.  But when the pandemic hit their local communities, team members decided that they needed to bring hope and relief in more tangible ways as well. In regions with widespread poverty and limited government assistance, team members have been taking it upon themselves to distribute food and basic supplies.   One of Words …