Ministry in India
The Bible Society in India (BSI) have such a vast ministry that it is impossible to describe. We are very happy to be helping support two of their projects this year.
Read more about these projects here
We recently received this report and wanted to ask for your prayers for this specialised ministry. For many years, the Bible Society of India has been providing Braille Bibles to the country’s visually impaired community. This year they distributed the book of Psalms, Proverbs and the Gospel of Luke in Braille to over 50 people with visual disabilities.
From time to time, people with visual disabilities visit the BSI offices, requesting various books of the Bible in Braille. Just a few short weeks ago, one man walked into the Bangalore office and left a lasting impact on staff. After hearing about the BSI from a friend, Pradeep came to visit the office, where he was warmly welcomed. He cannot see, hear or speak and communicates using his hands.
Pradeep quickly showed a staff member, Samuel, how to communicate with him – by writing words on each other’s palms. After initial introductions, Pradeep requested a computer keyboard so that he could communicate more efficiently. “I came here for the Braille Bible” he wrote. Staff quickly responded, bringing him Psalms and the Gospel of Luke in Braille. But Pradeep asked for a full Bible.
The staff brought all 43 volumes of the Braille Bible to Pradeep and arranged to have them sent to his pastor. Preparing to leave, Pradeep wrote a simple yet sentimental “B-Y-E” into the palm of Samuel’s hand.
“This was surely an unforgettable experience and it will stay etched in our memories forever,” says Samuel. “Pradeep is special…very special, indeed! I can hear him every time I look at my palm. He will remain special to us because of his love for the Bible, and we pray for God’s continual blessing upon him.”
Pray for India's Ministry
- Pray for all those like Pradeep who cannot read printed text. Pray that God would open more avenues to make the Bible available to them.
- Please pray that many more would be able to engage with the Bible in a deeply meaningful way.