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By Richard Greene

 

Bishal* grew up in a Hindu family in Nepal. He didn’t care about the Bible and had no interest in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

But when Bishal’s wife, Shirisha,* who is a Christian, starting talking to him about the truths of God, instead of being antagonistic and close-minded, he thought about what she said. Shirisha listened faithfully to The Word Today radio program and then shared what she was learning with her husband.


“We’re all created in God’s image, and we’re special to him,” Shirisha would say. “But we’ve all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.”

 

Bishal’s heart grew tender to the Scriptures. When Shirisha encouraged him to listen to the program with her, he agreed.

 

“Day by day hearing The Word Today, I started to learn the truth about God and the Bible,” Bishal said. “Slowly I became hooked on this program, which always gave me insight from the Word of God.”

 

It wasn’t long before Bishal believed in Jesus Christ and accepted him as his personal Savior.

 

“The radio program has since helped me to know the Word of God and how I’m to live on earth,” he said. “I’m very happy that God has forgiven my sin and that I’ve been given the opportunity to be his child, which is a great gift to me.”

 

But opposition – and persecution – has followed Bishal’s commitment to Christ. “Even though people hate me and scold me for my faith, I know that I am following the right way,” he said.

 

Bishal is grateful to the Lord for how he used The Word Today to show him the truth and to convict him of his need for Jesus. And he voices his appreciation to TWR Nepal for bringing him this program. “I want to thank you for giving such a wonderful opportunity. Thank you so much.”

 

* Names have been changed to maintain the individuals’ anonymity.

 

Richard Greene is a longtime journalist and feature writer who has traveled to more than 60 countries. In addition to serving with TWR, he worked for The Navigators, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse. He and his wife, Lynda, live in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Photo by Jean-Marie Hullot/Creative Commons 2.0