The Stories from India campaign asked for your help to bring about change in India where pastors, evangelists and others are seeking to share the gospel, and work against oppression.
Alongside this the #12Prays campaign encouraged us to pray together between 1st and 12th December for our Christian brothers and sisters in India who have been facing persecution. Pastor Suresh, who plants churches in Karnataka, explains: “It's not so easy to share the gospel here. Sometimes we are kicked out of villages, beaten up or even held prisoner. Despite that, we witness many miracles.” The campaign saw people coming together to host curry evenings, learn more about India, and pray together. Over £22,000 was raised which will go towards Lifewords’ work in India, including the sponsorship of a number of Pavement Project green bags.
New Bengali Booklets
Alongside this focus on India, new Bengali resources were finished and are now available for use. In 2016 we asked for your support to print these resources together with booklets in other languages that were lacking in our range. Thanks to your generosity we raised £24,000! Pastor Boulos who wrote to us requesting resources in Bengali now has copies of An Invitation and Way to Life he can share in his local community. These are the first Bengali resources Lifewords has printed this century and work is also underway on producing Way to Life in Tamil, and An Invitation in Urdu.
And Finally ...
In other booklet news, Gordon – a long-time Lifewords supporter – and his church have sponsored 1,000 copies of Finding Hope to be translated in Telugu. These will be sent to church partners in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where most of the 75 million people who speak Telugu live. Thank you for all your support for the printing of booklets, and through prayer and giving to resource Lifewords’ work in India – we are grateful for all that God is doing, and look forward to more and more stories from India as God’s Word is shared.