Garhwali

Background

The Garhwal is a mountainous region where the River Ganges emerges from the Himalayas. It is home to many of Hinduism’s holiest sites with numerous shrines for Hindu pilgrimage. The Garhwali people listen to radio – the only available means of taking the gospel to these mountain dwellers. The Garhwali language is spoken by over 4 million people in the Garhwal region of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. This region still faces the problems of illiteracy and poverty. Radio is an effective tool to reach the many Garhwali listeners with the message of God’s redeeming love.

Listener Responses

Through the radio prayer, I was healed from paralysis, and through my healing, the whole village of people came to know Christ. This is our listener group. I accepted Jesus Christ through the radio. Today my whole family has accepted Jesus Christ. The village people are ready for baptism.

A young man came to know the Lord through the Garhwali program. His joy was complete and now all he wanted was for the rest of his family to be saved. He encouraged his brother to listen to the program. He too was blessed and accepted Jesus as Savior. The brothers are now praying for their parents who have also now started listening to the programs.

I came to know about Jesus on the radio. He is the one who can save me from sin. He is the only one to forgive my sins as He has paid for my sin by His death on the cross.

My family listens regularly without fail to the radio program. After receiving Christ my life has changed. Now I am growing in Christ. My final aim has now become to save as many souls as possible. Through Words of Hope Garhwali programs, my family and I have learned a lot about Christ.

I am a Hindu and respect all religions but I found the message of Jesus Christ is unique for my life. It touched my inner being. Please pray for me that I may see the real truth. I request you come to my village and hold meetings to tell us more about Jesus.

Prayer Requests

Pray for the church that Rajesh now pastors. Many non-Christians are coming, and there have been nine baptisms!

Ministry Details

Target Area

Uttarakhand, India

Broadcasters

  • Rajesh Mansell
  • Ajay Kumar

Partners

Transmission Site

  • Shortwave from C. I. S.

Times

Monday – Friday at 18:30