Back in March we brought you a summary of the ministry in India, and the tens of thousands of lives it touches. We told you about the 60,000 calls from listeners and the 52,000 CDs and SD cards that were distributed, and you can read all about them at this link.
Those tens of thousands of people are made up of individuals, each of whom needs to be reached by the Good News of Jesus, and many of whom have real and immediate physical needs. TWR India has had some exciting developments this year in many of its projects – here are just some of them:
Audio Bible Study
There are at least 22 languages spoken in India, so it was exciting to hear that the Audio Bible Study of the book of Luke was launched in Malpahari and Santhali languages in a launch event held in Dumka at the start of this year. The event was well received and was attended by pastors and small group leaders from the area. Digital players were distributed to those in attendance.
Audio Bible Commentary
Furthermore, the book of Luke from the Thru the Bible Audio Bible commentary was launched in the Tulu language in the towns of Udupi and Mangalore in SW India. Over 65 people attended, and according to one of the attendees from Mangalore, “I believe these messages will help me to grow in the Lord personally as well as a family.”
In January 2018, TWR India started a tailoring training centre to help out the economically challenged women living in Gosaba, a small island village in NE India. It gives us great pleasure to share with you that after one year, the 12 women with whom we started this project have come a long way and are well on their path to support themselves and their families.
TWR India’s Centre for Leadership Development, or CLD, is continuously involved with helping the community. Heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu regularly causes loss of life and a lot of damage. Following the most recent floods, the CLD provided relief in association with CSI Good Shepherd Church. They reached out to those in need and distributed about 1000kgs of rice to about 200 families.