Hindi Ministry

Passing the Mantle

September 17, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
After serving for 36 years in Hindi media ministry, on August 26, 2014 Stephen Paul passed the mantle of leadership to Dr. A.K. Lama. “We have been praying and searching for nearly five years to find the right leader to succeed Stephen Paul,” notes Rev. Kurt Selles, director of Back to God Ministries International. “Dr. Lama, from northeast India, brings a depth of educational background and wealth of ministry experience. Joining this ministry will help him carry out his vision of expanding the scope of Gospel media proclamation around India.” Dr. A.K. Lama earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School—both in the USA. He is founder and director of Transforming Leaders in Asia, a ministry that equips and disciples Christian workers. He recently completed a five-year term as general secretary of the Council of…[Read More]

BTGMI Announces Ministry Leader in India

June 27, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
After years of prayerful searching for a well-qualified successor, Back to God Ministries International, along with our partner Words of Hope, is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. A. K. Lama has been nominated as the new ministry leader in India. Dr. Lama brings extensive experience to the role of leading this ministry that brings the Gospel message through media to people in northern India and the Himalayan region. Dr. Lama will make the transition to leadership over the next few months as our current ministry leader, Stephen Paul, moves into retirement. Dr. Lama is married to Dr. Asangla Ao. Together they have two daughters and one son. Join us in thanking God for this answer to prayer. Watch for more information this Fall. 

Hindi Broadcast Brings a Father to Faith

June 10, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
The rugged city in the heart of India was no place for Sukh Ram, a Hindu man, to raise his young family. The streets were like a war-zone. Day to day life was difficult, dangerous, and full of problems. When Sukh Ram’s wife died, he was left to care for his two small children. Alone. In times of despair, Sukh Ram hoped for something better. For the safety and security of his children, he moved his family to a remote village many hours away. In his new home, Sukh Ram found new life. Christians in the village welcomed Sukh Ram into their community, and, in turn, Sukh Ram welcomed Christ into his heart. “They introduced me to the gospel and to Back to God Ministries Hindi radio program,” Sukh Ram explained. “They prayed with me and helped me overcome my past. “Through answered prayers, I found peace, joy and freedom…[Read More]

Answered Prayer in Northern India

May 21, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
Nearly two years ago Back to God Ministries was forced to close one of its production sites in Northern India when Islamic fundamentalists threatened the staff serving there. At that time, and in the months since then, the Hindi ministry staff asked prayers for the safety of the exiled staff, and also for listeners who had come to rely on the tribal language Gospel proclamation to that area. “Our hearts are heavy for our Christian brothers and sisters there,” wrote BTGMI Hindi ministry leader in June 2012. “All of our recording equipment had to be left behind when the producer fled for his life.” Back to God Ministries is thankful to report that production will resume in June 2014.  “We are fully confident that there are still open doors for reaching the people in [this region] in spite of political trouble,” wrote the ministry leader. (Because of the volatility of…[Read More]

Sonu’s Changed Life

March 20, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
Sonu’s neighbors and relatives were terrified of his violent behavior. So when Christ transformed his life after he heard a Back to God Ministries radio program, the whole community was astounded! Before he gave his life to Christ, Sonu, who lives in a small village in northern India, was notorious for alcoholism, drug abuse, and fighting. He was so abusive and violent that when his neighbors saw him coming, they’d change course. And Sonu says he was happy to be left alone! But then he received a surprising invitation. One of his relatives, a Christian who listened to a Dogri language radio program produced by Back to God Ministries partners in northern India, learned that Christ calls us to share our faith. So he invited Sonu to come to his home. The first surprise was that Sonu came. Then Sonu’s relative turned on his radio to share Back to God…[Read More]

Words of Glory touch Ram’s Heart

March 20, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
Every week Back to God Ministries International receives letters and emails from people whose lives have been changed by the Gospel through our worldwide media outreach. This is made possible by faithful support from people like you. India is just one place where we receive continual reports of God’s amazing work in people’s lives! Uttar Pradesh is located in the northernmost region of India, nestled in the Himalayan Mountains. Because of the remote location, our listeners there often complain about intermittent broadcasts and a very weak signal. And when they do get a signal they have to listen through occasional static and other disturbances. But, thankfully, on a day Ram was invited to listen, the signal was clear and strong! Ram admits, “I was leading a sinful life, full of vices.” Then one day a friend confronted him about his sinful life choices. “He told me to stop all this…[Read More]

Displaced for Faith— an Opportunity for Healing

March 17, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
Last year, six families were forced from their village as exiles because of their new-found faith. Still, their faith stayed strong and they discovered how the Lord would use their situation to bring others to faith. The families came to faith in Christ after listening to Back to God Ministries Hindi programs on their shortwave radio. Their village, not far from our Hindi program headquarters in Ranchi, includes many Hindu extremists. “The leaders strongly oppose any Christian evangelical work in the areas,” explains Stephen Paul, Hindi ministry leader. “We praise God for the families’ perseverance and strong faith as they experienced ostracism and persecution.” The only Christians in the area, these six families were forced to leave their homes. They took refuge in a remote village inhabited by mostly illiterate nature worshippers—which opened up an opportunity for the exiles to share their new-found faith! In this village, a man named…[Read More]

God Still Uses Miracles

January 9, 2014 | Hindi Ministry
Anchal had no peace in his life. After his own troubling childhood, his woes continued when his young daughter started having unexplained seizures. Still, his deep Hindu faith made him refuse to look to God for help.  But Anchal’s wife Anita felt differently. She had been listening to a Christian radio program in the Dogri tribal language since before she was married and many of the messages stuck with her. Anita remembered hearing how Jesus healed the sick and she wanted to pray for a miracle.  “The idea infuriated Anchal,” said Stephen Paul, Good Books ministry leader in India. Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) partners with Good Books and Words of Hope for media outreach in northern India and the Himalayan region. Paul added, “To Anchal and many other Indians, the Christian faith is a foreign religion forced on unsuspecting simpletons by missionaries. Anchal wanted nothing to do with…[Read More]

Amazing Christmas Celebrations in India

December 26, 2013 | Hindi Ministry
This year’s Christmas pageants in northern India (we cannot identify the specific cities) included several Hindus and Muslims, not only in the audience—but also in reenactments of the story of Christ’s birth! “The celebration of Christmas has special enthusiasm among the non-Christian communities, particularly Hindus,” reports Back to God Ministries Hindi ministry leader. “Reenacting the nativity scene is an effective way to convey the story of Jesus’ birth. The special interest shown by several recent converts opens up doors for reaching many other people. The event that took place more than 2000 years ago still has relevance today!” With a distinctive Indian flavor to the story portrayed in one location, the wise men were portrayed by Indian sages. The narrator was a Muslim convert, who recited the Luke’s Gospel account by memory. And participants in the performance were Hindu converts. In another pageant at a school for visually impaired, a…[Read More]

From Bible School to the Forests Beyond

September 10, 2013 | Hindi Ministry
The Holy Spirit changed Anand’s life with simple words from a young boy in his village. From his remote home, deep in an Indian forest, Anand never sought out any Christian messages. Still, the Lord touched his heart through Jiwan, a child in his village who was attending a nearby Vacation Bible School. The 10-day Bible school, hosted by Back to God Ministries International partners in northern India, included more than 1,300 children in four locations.  When Jiwan brought his VBS study materials back to his village, Anand noticed how much time the boy spent reading stories from the Bible. Finally, he asked Anand why he was doing this.  The response surprised him. “I want to become more like Jesus,” Jiwan replied. After hearing these words, Anand became curious. He wanted to know what it meant for him to become like Jesus. Anand found some answers when he visited a…[Read More]
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