Living Hope Thrills Listeners

“I have never had peace in my mind for years. I read so many books and heard so many radio and TV broadcasts. I have taken all kinds of medicines but did not find the peace I really needed to enjoy. When the Word of God came to touch my heart, I enjoyed the peace from God. I am thrilled about what God has done in my life.”

Telugu Language: Why and Where

In 2019, the vision to translate the Hope for Today program into Telugu took a step forward when we were able to raise enough funds to start the translation and production process.

Telugu is primarily spoken in southeastern India by more than seventy-five million people.[1] Broadcasting of Sajeeva Nireekshana (Living Hope) is provided by Trans World Radio (TWR), and the signal covers nearly the entire country of India! This broadcast airs once a week and has been heard for one year.

People Are Hearing

I’ve had the privilege to travel to India several times in my life. One thing I am always struck by is the contrasts that exist there. Enormous swarming cities and remote villages. Extreme wealth and abject poverty. Religious fervor and empty hearts. And many more. One thing is constant: people—people everywhere.

Hundreds of thousands of people need to hear the Gospel—the Living Hope. In the past year, our Telugu-language programs have been reaching listeners. We’re excited to begin hearing their stories, like the one opening this post and the one following:

“I am a carpenter by profession. I am so delighted to have tuned into the HOH program (Sajeeva Nireekshana). It is truly the Living Hope, because it is the pure Word of God, enriching my soul every day as I mediate on the Word of God. Thank you for this precious exposition.”

To hear our programs in the Telugu language, listen here. Thank you for giving the Gospel to Telugu-speaking people!

– Rachel Horst


[1] Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju. “Telugu language”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 19 Jul. 2019, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Telugu-language. Accessed 12 July 2021.

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