For most of the women living in the Modi Road area of Bangalore, India, a slum many call “Little Pakistan” because its population is 95% Muslim, life is a struggle to put food on the table. The women and children are, in a way, trapped. As women, they aren’t permitted to leave the slum to work. So they are forced to depend on their husbands.
“Lord, I know you are telling us to share you with the people in my village. But they are Muslims. I don’t know how to talk to them. We want to obey, please help us!” This was the prayer of a small, simple village church in rural India. They knew the Lord was telling them to share the Good News with their friends and neighbors. They really wanted to obey. But they were overwhelmed and afraid.
The kids were lining up in the narrow dusty “streets” of Modi Road slum in Bangalore, India in anticipation. The sweltering heat didn’t deter them, though there wasn’t much shade. Why? They were waiting for…
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Why 9-year-old Imraz was ignored by schools and how he got the drastic life-change he needed!
It was still morning, but the Bangalore sun’s intense rays were already zapping the life out of everything in its path. The humid air weighed a thousand pounds. Taru has suffered from debilitating headaches all her life. The issue seemed temperature-related. Nonetheless…
I had to stop short when I read it. “If God can turn night into day, He can turn your burden into a blessing.”
Eight-year-old Ayan thrashed and yanked violently against the chains his mother restrained him with. But it was futile. He couldn’t free himself from the chains that kept him inside the run-down shed made of asbestos sheets where his family squatted among 50,000 others in Bangalore, India.
It was the morning 100 Indian pastors and their wives had looked forward to with anticipation for a long time. But things weren’t going as planned.
ITMI’s David and Taru minister in a Muslim slum in Bangalore, India. Their years of service in this area have given them unique…