India’s believers dedicated to taking the Gospel out, despite the threat of violence.

By July 21, 2005

India (MNN)–Persecution, discrimination and violence face believers throughout India. But even so, there are many who are determined to take the Gospel to the throngs.

Even with the underlying menace against Christians, Audio Scripture Ministries’ Tom Dudenhofer says the threat may not be what believers think it is. “There seems to be a recognition among the Hindu leadership that Christianity is very powerful, if not more powerful than Hinduism. They won’t say this openly, but among the Indians, it seems to be sort of an understanding that the Hindus are very afraid of what Christianity will do to their social structure.”

Dudenhofer says in spite of militant opposition, others are responding to the hope of Christ. Since the literacy rate is only around 40-percent , listening is the only option for them to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

He shares their latest reports from indigenous church leaders have been very good. “We’re thrilled to hear reports coming back from local pastors about lives that are changed, families that are brought back together and even communities that are changed healthier and gaining respect among the authorities simply because people have turned to Jesus Christ.”

Word For the Family – India is aiming to place the Bible with 25,000 families in the next 5 years. The project has the potential to reach thousands of non-readers with the message of God’s Word. $50 (USD) will put a cassette player and a set of Scripture cassettes into the hands of one family in India.

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