I come from a different faith. I was severely addicted to alcohol for a very long time and used to wander about fully drunk. Naturally there were quarrels between my wife and I and this disrupted the peace of my family. One day as usual fully drunk I lost track of where I was going and wandered to some other place. Thankfully, my children found me and brought me back and tried to reason with me and make me understand that what I was doing was wrong.
Not paying any attention to them, I went to sleep. The next morning, I turned on my radio wanting to listen to film songs. To my amazement I came across God’s word on the Kotwaliya program. The message touched me deeply and I realized the pathetic state I was in. Convicted of my wrong doing I was overcome with emotion as I cried. When the program came to an end, I went to the Kotwaliya producer’s house and narrated my story. He counseled and encouraged me, urging me to trust in Jesus who would bring changes to my life. There and then I received Jesus Christ into my life and my family too accepted Him. Today I am a faithful follower of the Lord, growing in Him each day as I listen to Ujala Khabar program and I involve in church activities whenever I can.
About a decade ago, there was no electricity in my village in Maharashtra. Soon after work was done for the day children and youth normally engaged in playing a game or two or just sat about chatting. Playing cricket in a makeshift pitch using sticks as their wicket was a favourite among the youth, especially Anosh.
Anosh however, had something else planned for that evening. India and Pakistan were playing a one day international match in...Read more
Why is it that bad habits are so hard to break? They entice you and once you are caught in their tentacles, they hold fast and are difficult to break from. Believe me, I had several of them and they kept me attracted to worldly pleasures, fuelled by feelings of pride, greed and anger.
When I first began listening to the Upasana program, although a believer, I was far from being a true Christian. I was...Read more
When so many deaths occurred in Gopi’s family, owing to snake bite, the relatives were convinced that the family was under a curse. Rather than getting rid of the poisonous reptiles that made their habitat the dense foliage that Kerala is famous for, the relatives simply talked about the problem, wondering who the next victim would be.
It was quite by accident that Gopi met a person who suggested that he listen to the Jeeva Sandesham...Read more
It was December and Sangeetabai and her two daughters looked forward to celebrating their first Christmas. The girls studying in grades 7 and 9 insisted that they put up a star at the entrance of their home and she needed to get one from the market. She was keen to reveal her new found faith to everyone in her village. Along with the excitement for the festive season came feelings of gratitude to the Lord...Read more
My friend and I were on our way to attend an examination. We walked silently, my thoughts going over everything I had learnt in preparation for the test ahead when my companion suddenly complained of pain in the chest. He clutched on to his chest, his expression filled with pain and suggested that we return home. Not knowing what to do, I sat him down on the side of the path and prayed for him...Read more
Having studied up to standard 10, I drive an auto rickshaw to support my wife and two children. Years ago, my family migrated from Kollapur in search of a better livelihood.
I first heard about the TWR radio program from a friend. I listened and was happy to hear the message in Banjara language. When I called the TWR office, they provided details of the program. I now listen to your Banjara radio program which I...Read more
I am Pastor John Sundar Rajan, engaged in God’s ministry in the Coimbatore area during the last 30 years. Listening to Veda Araichi program is very interesting and I never miss any of your messages. I consider it a part of my daily manna and I must admit that I have been blessed in many ways...Read more
I come from a different faith. I was severely addicted to alcohol for a very long time and used to wander about fully drunk. Naturally there were quarrels between my wife and I and this disrupted the peace of my family. One day as usual fully drunk I lost track of where I was going and wandered to some other place. Thankfully, my children found me and brought me back and tried to reason with me...Read more
I earn my living by making articles from bamboo to sell. On one occasion I fell very sick and despite all my efforts I got no relief. Naturally I was depressed and overcome by evil thoughts. It was around then that I came across a radio program in my own language.
Surprised, I paid attention and heard a message about the Lord Jesus Christ. A change came over me and I put my trust in Jesus Christ. I...Read more
I did not know the living God earlier. There was no peace in my life and everything I did seemed meaningless. Life continued to be a struggle.
It was quite by chance that I came upon the TWR program on the radio when I happened to be tuning it one day. A Biblical message was being broadcasted and I was quite impressed by it. It appealed to me and made sense. As I began to listen to...Read more
When I was 10 years old, I contracted Polio which affected both my legs. The doctors could do nothing about it and gradually my legs stopped working. I have only studied up to grade 3. For the past seven years my life has been miserable. All I do is sit and worry about death. My mother weeps day and night, looking at my pathetic condition.Read more
I come from a different religious background. I work as a labourer in construction sites. One day while returning home after work, I met a stranger who asked me for a lift on my cycle for a short distance. Riding pillion on the bike he began to sing a unique song. I had never heard such a song before.Read more
“Frankly I was tired to R death of my husband going off into the fields to labor all day long. At the end of it, he’d spend all his wages to get really drunk…”
“Why is the food cooked so badly,” he hollered wildly, the sound of the man’s rage shattering the stillness of the night, waking up the children.
Mr. Shankar Gowda, Karnataka
Shankar was born and brought up in an orthodox religious family. After his studies he took up a job and began to work. One day while attending an open air crusade, he heard the Gospel message for the very first time.
The Word of God penetrated his life and he understood that Jesus Christ is God and Savior. He went back home with a new conviction...
Mr. Rameshbhai S. Raut, Gujarat
While modernized countries might promote reading and writing as sacrosanct, here in the interior villages of western India, little value is placed upon it. I therefore grew up like my tribal family before me, mostly illiterate and often dumb-founded by the topics we heard being discussed as we sat around the village camp fire at night.
An unexpected turn of events, one that I never dreamed of