Most of India’s 1.3 billion people live in unreached people groups. Our partners in India are passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus with those who’ve never heard it. Last year alone, one network of church planters shared the message of Christ with more than 1.3 million people, and over 300,000 decided to follow Him—Jai Masih Ki (Praise God)!
Aarav, a new follower of Jesus, shared his family’s story:
“I heard of Jesus for the first time when two people came to my village last June. The visitors told me all about Jesus and how He loved me so much that He died for me. Listening to the church planter, I realized how different Jesus was from all the other gods I struggled to appease, and I decided to follow Christ.
At the time, my wife Preeti was very sick with kidney problems, so I asked the church planter to come to our house and pray for her. Within a week she was completely healed!
Overwhelmed with uncontainable joy and gratitude, Preeti gathered 23 of our fellow villagers together and invited the church planter to share about Jesus. As a result, all of them have decided to follow Jesus, 17 have taken ‘holy baths’ and my wife is a new house church leader in our village!”
In a year full of challenges, it’s stories like these that surprise us with joy as we remember God’s faithfulness, celebrate His miracles and give thanks for His many blessings!
“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.” —Psalm 5:11 (NLT)