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 with children at the annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) camp. Young people are hungry for truth.
Because the gospel is not widely shared, parents in outlying villages rely on VBS for their children to hear and share what they’ve learned. One mother wrote, “We live in Odisha and wait every year for VBS classes so that our son can go to Ranchi to learn the teachings of the Bible. We send him to the classes thinking that whatever he learns about God, we can teach the same to the children here in Odisha.”
Charles is one of the 1,500 children who attended the VBS program last year. Charles came not knowing who Jesus was. As he learned more about the Bible, he talked with his parents about coming to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Because Charles was able to share the good news with his family, they too came to accept Christ. They were baptized as a family, and this Easter will be the first they celebrate our Risen Lord together!
As we focus our minds and hearts on the indescribable gift we were given through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, remember those who have not yet heard this good news. Our director of ministry in India asks, “Pray that God will prepare hearts and provide the means for the VBS leaders to boldly share the gospel.”