Over the past three years since Independent Church in India began to broadcast their word for word Bible videos of John, Mark, Romans, and their video Gospel Tracts in the cable networks in different areas of Tamil Nadu, tens of thousands have watched, heard and called with testimonies of how they became believers in Jesus Christ.
This again is living proof that when the power of God’s word is brought to those who are willing to listen, it is truly life-changing! It is also a very fruitful way to bring the word of God and the salvation message of Christ to the masses of people who are illiterate in India.
Here are just a few testimonies of people that called
after watching ICII’s TV broadcasts:
My name is Sunder and I heard about Jesus through your TV broadcasts. Because of these broadcasts I am following Jesus and also my friends are too. My friends and I are watching your program every time it broadcasts. We have also received the Bible from you and we are reading it everyday”.
My name is Anu and I am from a poor family so I have to live with the bad lifestyle. From my teen age years my mother made me to do prostitution. Now I am 30 years old and I lost my life as an ordinary woman. But one day I watched your program and at the end of the program you said Jesus will accept anyone and that he can cleanse all our sins. Your program touched my heart through those words. With tears, I asked Jesus to come into my heart. Now I am following Jesus. I am no longer doing prostitution.
A pastor named Solomon, who received ICII’s DVD’s in the language of Hindi, shared that the DVD's have been very useful to his ministry. Through the John DVD alone he has had the opportunity to start home Bible studies in ten new remote villages. This same pastor distributed thirty DVD's to other pastors who speak Hindi, and they all are using them in their churches and Bible studies.
“My name is Sujitha and I am working in a company. I had problems in my work place so I came back to my home with suicidal thoughts. I turned on the TV and I seen your program. The Bible words comforted me and I change my mind about committing suicide. I even prayed to the Lord for the people who made the problem against me”.
"A woman who tutors children in their studies brought ten children with her to Pastor Britto’s church after watching the TV broadcasts. When she heard the message of salvation she decided to accept Jesus into her life. She then told the children that she tutors to watch the program because it has nice sceneries and they could also listen to God's word.
"Ten of the children received Christ! The woman is planning to bring the ten children to church each week so they can worship the true God".
" The pastors frequently share that they are very good for illiterate people and through these DVD’s many people are coming to the Lord. Pastor Solomon wants to broadcast these Bible videos on a secular station in the heavily populated city of New Delhi in the state of Haryana."
“I am an orphan and I am living in a relatives house. I have bad eye sight. I requested many times my guardian to help me. But they would not help me. One day when I watched your program I prayed;
“Lord if you are the true God, please heal me”. After I prayed, God healed me and now I can see well!”
Hindu Family Came to Jesus
One day they were watching ICII’s program and afterward they decided to follow Jesus. The family now testifies,
“After we received Jesus into our lives, we feel lots of peace and happiness in our family!”
New Church has been Established through Bible TV Broadcasts in India