When Husna came to a discipleship-mission training in North India, she had a story to tell. Her path to faith in Jesus Christ was not an easy one.
Husna grew up in a Sikh family, zealous for her faith, and devoted to one of the leading gurus in her religion. Then her grandfather, also a Sikh, became very sick, and every doctor they went to see said he wouldn’t survive.
However, a follower of Jesus met Husna’s family, and shared about Jesus and His love for them. The Lord touched Husna’s grandmother first; she went to church and placed her faith in Jesus as Savior. Soon, the rest of the family also put their faith in Christ.
All except Husna. She stubbornly refused, going her own way, clinging to Sikhism. Then she too became sick and nothing helped. Her family prayed for her and shared the Gospel, the pastor visited too, but she still resisted. Only when she was healed did she reluctantly go along to church.
But her change of heart didn’t last long. Husna went back to her old ways even though they didn’t bring her peace or happiness.
In fact, several times she tried to commit suicide. Once she jumped into a deep canal, but some people passing by pulled her out. Another time, she took poison but her family found her, called the pastor, and prayed for her. And God saved her life. This time she gave her life fully to Jesus, and committed to serving Him.
When Husna had the opportunity to take the discipleship-mission training, she leaped at the chance! Through it, God worked in her once rebellious heart, and her commitment deepened. Husna said, “In this training, God has blessed me, made me strong in my faith, and called me to serve Him to the end of my life.”
And God is keeping His Word to Husna. She has married another Christ-follower, and now they serve as church planters among many unreached people in North India.
Praise God for His wonderful work in Husna’s life and the many who were part of her journey to faith.
In much of the world, a local church doesn’t have the resources to send out and support their own mission workers, or their pastor. So when you want to help mobilize the church to reach the least-reached, finding a way to develop local sustainability is absolutely essential.
That’s why Global Disciples offers small business training as part of our approach.
Azad lives in North India and went through a local Small Business Development training related to Global Disciples. “It’s been life-changing,” Azad said.
“I completed my training and started a business as a carpenter. It became a way to earn a living for my family, and through it I can share the Gospel. As people come into my shop and I’m invited to their homes to make household items for them, it opens a way to interact with them and talk about Jesus.”
Last year, Azad shared the Gospel to more than a hundred people, and he’s seen ten of them come to faith in Jesus. He works alongside his pastor to disciple and nurture these new believers.
Azad said, “I used to think ministry was just the pastor’s work, but now I understand that ministry to people can be done through business.”
Pranit did the same training as Azad. He said, “I had a general store, and after the training I started a cosmetic store too, and I am serving the Lord through this business. As a family, we share the Gospel with whoever comes to the shop.”
Last year, Pranit saw 15 people come to faith in Christ, and he baptized 13. He said, “We’re starting one cell group which all these people attend. I have decided in my life that I will share and spread the Gospel more and more through my future.”
We love to hear about people like Pranit and Azad, as they use what’s in their hands to support their outreach, their families, and their future ministry. And knowing they’re equipped to share the Gospel, to make disciples, and multiply the Body of Christ around the world.
Praise God with us as we see His people accomplishing His mission.
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“It was my desire to know more of the Lord, and His Word,” Anugrah said. “And I was seeking the opportunity to be trained as a disciple, but it was not possible.”
Anugrah was born and raised in North India, in a region with one of the highest concentrations of unreached people groups in the world! And while there is great potential for sharing the Good News of Jesus, there are only a small number of Christians to carry out the mission. Anugrah said, “As a family, we were originally Hindus but the Lord transformed our family and made us into His children.”
Anugrah prayed and waited for an opportunity to be trained, but it never seemed to work out.
During the 3-week intensive training, she learned about being a disciple of Jesus. Anugrah said, “The Lord brought many changes in my life. I learned to experience intimacy with God, and how to walk with Him daily.” She saw how God answered the cry of her heart to know more of Him, and of His Word.
Then it came time for outreach.
“It was a great learning process to learn how to share the Gospel,” Anugrah said. “The moment I reached home, I formed a small team—just an everyday outreach team. We went out to reach out to as many people as we could—families, individuals—and in many villages.”
Through Anugrah and her team, she initially saw three families put their faith in Jesus Christ, and now they are being discipled in a local fellowship. Praise God for these new beginnings and the power of discipleship!
And praise God for the way He answered the cry of Anugrah’s heart for a deeper relationship with Him. Through her training, she learned to walk more closely with Him.