High school students lead revival in northeast India

By October 7, 2011

India (MNN) — When you think of Bible distribution, you might not think of schools; but for Bibles for the World, the two go hand-in-hand.

Bibles for the World distributes thousands of Scriptures all across the globe every year. But their ministry extends far beyond hand-outs, to actual teaching of the Word in middle school, five high schools, a junior college, and one seminary.

"We run scores of schools in northeast India and also among the Dalits–the ‘untouchable' outcasts," says Bibles for the World's Mawii Pudaite. Every subject is taught with biblical principles, actually using copies of the Gospel of John with Proverbs Scriptures that the ministry provides.

Students have always loved to read the Bible and learn about Christ. They're so intrigued, that they are often found talking about the Word during recess and in their dormitories.

Recently among the students, in fact, a fire is burning stronger than ever before. Revival is igniting across India as a result.

Pudaite says one high school felt so burdened for their families, friends, and community that they were determined to hold a public meeting to share the Good News.

"They conducted a special public meeting in the largest hall there is–the hall could not hold all the people who came," says Pudaite. "Young and old were moved by the Spirit of God. The next day, many of the parents and adults in the community were so convicted of their own need for cleansing and reconciliation, that they went outside the village in the forest to pray and seek God."

The students later shared their testimonies proudly at surrounding high schools, providing dozens of peers the opportunity to respond to the Gospel.

Another individual student spoke to the hearts of his teachers by washing their feet.

A love for the Lord is spurring this generation to wonderful heights for the sake of the Gospel, and at the same time, they're receiving quality educations that are consistently challenging them and improving their test scores.

Other students are desperate to get into these schools, and Bibles for the World is eager to have them. But finances are a must for the expansion necessary to host these kids. Thousands of students are waiting for sponsorships to provide them with an opportunity they would not otherwise have.

You can be a part of this revival sweeping India. Sponsor a student for just $29 a month — a cost which will cover tuition, uniforms, textbooks and medical fees. You can take part in this amazing generation's excitement to share the Good News by visiting bftw.org today.

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