I just returned from India after six weeks of ministry where I travelled to different villages and cities. I noticed a tremendous hunger in the hearts of the people to know the real God. Hindus claim to have 330 million gods and goddesses. God miraculously saved me from Hinduism and called me to minister to the 780 million Hindus who live in India. Because of my background, I have had many unprecedented opportunities to minister the Word in a variety of settings. In one of the recent church services, we baptized 20 Hindu converts that renounced idol worship and became followers of Christ.
The population of India is 1.2 billion people. Although 83% of the people are Hindu, India also is the home of more than 120 million Muslims, one of the world’s largest Muslim populations. The population also includes Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists; however, less than 2% of the population is Christian. I am burdened for the people of India, as most do not know the true God and are worshipping idols. For this reason, Nations for Jesus has been actively working to reach the masses by way of television.
THE POWER OF TELEVISION:
Television has become a dominant medium of communication globally. In fact, India has the third largest TV households, second to only China and the US. Approximately half of all Indian households own a television. It is integrated into their daily lives and has the power to influence their culture and moral values.
TV enables viewers to be ministered to in the privacy of their homes. This is especially valuable in parts of India where the Gospel is strictly censored or forbidden. Unlike the US, cable is accessible to even low income families; the cost of subscription for 150 channels is about $3.00 per month.
CABLE LICENSE ISSUED:
Since 2012, we have been working to obtain a license to start a Family Christian Channel. I am delighted to report that as of April 1, 2014, we have been granted a license to launch the Family Christian Channel. We will initially reach 1.2 million people living in a major city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our end goal is to use the TV broadcast and internet channel to reach the entire country of India with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Currently, we are in the process of purchasing the equipment to set up the television studio. We need video cameras, a switcher, control units and other production equipment to begin the process. The estimated expense associated with this project is approximately $40,000. Please consider praying for this project as we rely on the generous donations of people like you who are committed to brining the good news of Jesus to the world.
Obtaining the license is a milestone. This allows us to make one step up the ladder towards the end goal of reaching the 1.2 billion people of India. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.
Yours for the unreached,
Ratna K. Sajja, D.Min.