Published on January 26th, 2017
Something was different in Laxmi’s house. Her father, Sukdev, heard about Jesus and decided to trust Him as his Lord and Savior.
Few Christians lived in their part of India. Sukdev wanted to tell all his neighbors how Jesus can save people from sin.
But Sukdev didn’t know how to read. He did not need to read to do his job as a farm worker.
Laxmi was 12 years old, and she had learned to read at school. So Sukdev took Laxmi with him and they went from house to house in their village. When their neighbors answered the door, Laxmi read to them from a Bible, and Sukdev shared the gospel message that had saved him. Many people believed and were baptized! Several new churches started in homes around them.
Now Sukdev has an audio Bible provided by The Voice of the Martyrs. He can visit homes by himself to spread the Good News of Jesus.
But Laxmi does not stay home while her father talks to people. Something had happened in her heart as she helped her father. She, too, grew in faith and began sharing the gospel with her friends. She even gave a Bible to her teacher, who was not a Christian! Laxmi is becoming a strong church youth leader.
A VOM worker who met Laxmi and Sukdev said, “Praise God for raising up future Christian leaders in a country where they are certainly needed.”