Christians in India Receive Their Very Own Bible

“With this Bible in my hand, I have a tool to share the Gospel with others.”

Arjun* lives in India, where he is one of over 70 million people struggling with extreme poverty. Life in his small village is full of hardships — electricity is only available for six hours a day, and the closest water source is over a kilometer away.

Arjun tried to find comfort in God’s Word, but the only Bible he had was not in a language he could fully understand. He longed for a closer connection to the Lord.

“I always felt unsatisfied as it was not my spoken language,” he says.

Thankfully, Arjun received a Bible in his heart language, given by caring Bible Society financial partners.

“It was such an emotional moment for me,” Arjun says. “I was reading the Bible in my heart language for the first time.”

He says being able to fully read and understand the Bible has strengthened his relationship with Jesus and his parents. The improved relationship has encouraged Arjun to evangelize as well.

“With this Bible in my hand, I have a tool to share the Gospel with others,” he says. And thanks to Scripture provided by our financial partners, Arjun is spreading the Gospel in his community.

When asked what he would like to say to the Bible Society friends who helped provide his Bible, Arjun said, “A big thank you on behalf of the 18 million speakers of my heart language!”

*Name changed to protect privacy.   

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