One day, my father and I went to share the Gospel and distribute 500+ Bible tracts in five villages. While we were doing this, we met a man and I gave him a Bible tract and invited him and his family to my home.
One week later, they came to my home with their paralyzed son. We shared the Good News with them, and they have started to come to our fellowship. The whole family accepted Jesus as their Savior!
They are very poor. The man’s name is V.T. He has no proper job, but they have a little barber shop. His daily salary is 100-120 rupees (about $3.00). His customers give 10 rupees (20 cents) for one haircut. It is so difficult for him to provide three meals a day for his family.
He has two sons. The oldest, Raju, is 18 years old, and the second is 14 years old. Raju has been paralyzed since his birth. His father and mother take out loans and spend lots of money for his treatment, but he does not show any improvement. Now his father has lots of loans to pay back to his friends. But he totally depends on God and trusts in God; he is praying for everything.
He left idol worship and threw every idol in the river. He has a house church going on in his home. I gave him an audio Bible (the Proclaimer); they are listening to it with all of their family and neighbors. They continually pray for his paralyzed son, and God is healing his son (Raju) now.
Raju can now say “yes, no, mom, dad, brother, Jesus” etc. He can even walk on the rooftop on his knees! When I shared the Word of God with Raju, he accepted Jesus as his Savior! He said in sign language that he wanted to be baptized, and we baptized him on February 19! His father, V.T., was also baptized the same day. V.T.’s wife, Ranjita is a good worship leader. She is always composing Christian worship songs in the local language and helping with worship.
Praise God they are learning the Word of God and sharing the Good News with whoever comes into their barber shop! V.T. is being really persecuted, but he is stable in his faith. One day, some of V.T.’s neighbors gathered together and tried to beat my father, but God saved me and my father. Thanks be to God for this family’s stable faith in Christ.
1) Please pray for R.D.’s fellowship group to grow in the Word of God.
2.) Please pray for the Christians in R.D.’s village to stand strong in all persecution.
3.) Please pray for the children in R.D.’s village to go to school.
4.) Please pray for my father’s finances; he has been doing ministry for 6 years now, and we have lots of loans.
5.) Please pray for D.K., who was recently baptized, and his unbelieving parents.
6.) Please pray for Raju, who was paralyzed, that he will receive full healing from God.
7.) Please pray for V.T. because he has many financial loans for his son’s medical treatment.
8.) Please pray for the believers here, that they will be stable in persecution and grow in the Word of God.
Thanks for your prayers and partnership for Gospel!