Bible Distribution in Northern India02/08/2011 — Christopher R. Wigginton
Following is a report we received from TellAsia, a ministry working to spread the gospel in Northern India.
Dear World Challenge Team,
We deeply appreciate you for your generous partnership with us and your contribution to provide Bibles for the 2020 Network pastors. We’ve fully utilized the funds you provided and have distributed a total of 900 Bibles to needy pastors, leaders and new believers.
On February 3, 2011 we distributed Bibles to the pastors participating in a conference in which the principles of church growth were taught. They were thrilled to receive these resources. The number of believers is growing rapidly in North India, so Bibles are always in great demand. It is the greatest resources which we can offer to these new believers who know very little about their faith. Many of the new believers barely earn enough to survive. Therefore it is hard for them to purchase a Bible of their own. By providing these Bibles we are putting the Word of God in their hand and heart as well.
Here are a few testimonies form the pastors:
Ramprakesh, Sultanpur District: I am very grateful to receive these Bibles. Just last month my church grew by 53 new believers. Every Sunday I am teaching them about the love of Jesus from the New Testament. Also I am giving them some Bible study to do at home, but they were not able to do it a lot because they didn't have their own Bible. Now I will give these Bibles to them so they can grow more in the Lord.
Yougesh Lal Bedi, Etah District: For the past five months I have been praying for Bibles because many people have come to the Lord. They don’t have Bibles to read so they cannot read the Word of God on a daily basis. Today as I received the Bibles the faces of all my believers who don’t have a Bible were before my eyes. I am very excited to go back and give the Bibles to them this coming Sunday. As a church we are very thankful to God for His provision.
Thank you so much for providing these Bibles to the pastors. This is big help to them and to the new believers.