Growing the Church in India

Our Hindi team, in partnership with Good Books Educational Trust in India and Words of Hope, is using a variety of media to proclaim the whole story of God’s redemption through Christ Jesus.

Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, each month we receive reports of people hearing the name of Jesus for the first time and coming to faith in Christ. As people come to faith, new believers are enfolded into listener groups fostered by our ministry teams and local churches.


Media Outreach

Radio Program: Mahima Ke Vachan (Words of Glory)

Words of Glory is a 30-minute magazine-style radio program that includes Bible-based messages, Hindi songs, a health segment, and a Q&A segment on relevant topics. The program is translated and adapted in four local languages. A website featuring all the Hindi and tribal language programs was launched in 2013. 

Bhutanese Refugees Pray for BTGMI Ministry in Bhutan

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Bhutanese Refugees Pray for BTGMI Ministry in Bhutan

A small group of Bhutanese refugees now living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota meet for worship in the chapel at First CRC, Sioux Falls, SD.

The refugees come from the tiny country of Bhutan, a Buddhist hermit kingdom tucked in the rugged Himalayas on the edge of India. During a period of ethnic cleansing in Bhutan in the 1990s, members of certain tribes fled to Nepal, where they lived in camps before receiving asylum in the U.S.

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It’s estimated that 97% of the 1.3 billion people in India have not heard the Gospel or accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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There are currently 358 people participating in 35 listener communities throughout Northern India.

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Hindi, the official language of India, is spoken by more than 365 million people.

Dr. A.K. Lama

Dr. A.K. Lama

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“One of the things I see among the Christian community–particularly our listeners, those who are Christians–they do respond. They’re excited about what we are teaching them”
—Dr. A.K. Lama

A.K. was appointed Hindi ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) Hindi media outreach in 2014. Previously, he served as the General Secretary (or Chief Executive Officer) of the Council of Baptist Churches in Northeast India. A.K. holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, has taught at colleges and seminaries, and has spoken at many major conferences.

A.K. and his wife Dr. Asangla Ao have three children. 

Hindi Media Outreach

Radio Program: Mahima Ke Vachan (Words of Glory)

Words of Glory is a 30-minute magazine-style radio program that includes Bible-based messages, Hindi songs, a health segment, and a Q&A segment on relevant topics. The program is translated and adapted in four local languages. A website featuring all the Hindi and tribal language programs was launched in 2013. 

Radio Program: Asha Ki Kiran (Ray of Hope)

Ray of Hope is a 15-minute program featuring a short message, dialogue, and an audio drama dealing with issues that affect youth. Each program presents a biblical perspective to help guide young people as they make important life choices.

Magazine: Masihi Ahwan (Christian Calling)

Christian Calling is a monthly magazine to inspire, instruct, inform and influence people in their desire to follow Jesus. It provides a variety of articles, poems, testimonies, a daily devotional, health and science topics, stories and features where a Christian perspective is presented. The magazine is available in print and digital form, and can be read and downloaded from our website.

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