The children did not mind the heat and were so full of joy. They sang songs for us and welcomed us with their beautiful smiles. We distributed these lovely dolls and the players to them. It was wonderful to see many hugging and kissing their soft dolls. They were excited and we hope that the players they listen to will not only be helpful for their own spiritual nourishment but for everyone in their homes. It is our prayer that each child will know the Lord Jesus Christ in a personal manner.
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed?
How are they to believe in him of whom they haven't heard?
And how are they to hear without someone preaching?"
- Romans 10:14
Kurumba, also known as Kannada Kurumba, is a Southern Dravidian language of the Tamil–Kannada subgroup spoken by the Kuruba tribe. It is often considered a dialect of Kannada; however, the Ethnologue classifies it as a separate language.
In the month of February, WCOI distributed audio Bibles at a Leprosy home and at a Leprosy colony. Leprosy homes house residents who have been cured or leprosy but because of the stigma attached to this disease they are rejected by their own families.
Being the first born son in a non-christian family, Rev Sundararajan grew up to be a Communist and disliked anyone who spoke about God. His aim was to complete a Degree in Political Science and move to Russia for his Higher Education. But, God had other plans.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” -John 1.5
"As he gave me his hand, I noticed that Samikannu had no fingers in both his hands. Yes, leprosy had taken its toll on Samikannu." Read on to know more about Samikannu and his story.
WCOI in partnership with TWR India and the Tripura Baptist Christian Union recorded and released the New Testament in the Kokborok language.