Like many women in northern India, Anju* knelt before gods and goddesses, praying for her life to improve. When she found no peace, she tried to kill herself. Thankfully, Anju survived, and her sister came to visit her.
Anju’s sister was a Christian and introduced Anju to TWR. In TWR’s radio programmes, Anju began to find answers. When she called the number given in the programmes, counselors were waiting to help her.
“TWR programmes changed my life,” Anju writes. “And helped me know the true Saviour. I accepted Jesus as my Lord. I started reading the Bible my sister gave me, and I was baptised. The Women of Hope programme encouraged me, and God filled me with strength in times of difficulty. My sister, who sowed the seed in me, died after a time. My in-laws and husband discouraged me, but I did not leave my Lord. They told me not to fellowship with believers, read my Bible or share Christ with other women.”
Then one night, Anju’s husband suffered from severe back pain. Lying in bed, he heard a voice saying, “My son, do not worry about yourself. Everything will be OK.” In the morning, his pain was gone. That voice was Jesus’, Anju told her husband, explaining that she had been praying for him. After that, he stopped preventing her from sharing the Gospel. Though there is no church in her village, Anju leads a Sunday fellowship of those with whom she’s shared the gospel.
*listener name changed to protect privacy