Author Archives: Truthseekers



Truthseekers

Sunil speaking at a rally
in Stories

Shepherds

Truthseekers will distribute 10,000 bibles to tell the story of the Good Shepherd to the Shepherds’ caste of Uttar Pradesh, India. It all began sixteen years ago, when Shiv Kumar Pal, a member of the...

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September 10, 2019
sharing scripture
in Stories

Education Inequalities

One of the main reasons why those from low caste (or those that are outcastes) are often unable to get out of poverty, is because they have largely remained poorly educated. The reason for this...

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June 12, 2019
become a truthseeker
in Stories

Becoming a Truthseeker

For many Indians, especially those from low caste or Untouchable backgrounds, the prospect of being able to pursue their dreams without being discriminated, is remote. So when people hear the gospel message that TSI contextualizes...

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June 12, 2019
indian farmer suicides
in Stories

Farmer Suicides

In India, there are certain states where suicides by farmers are very common. Estimates vary, but most likely at least 5,000 farmers commit suicide every year. They do this because, despite their exceedingly hard work,...

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June 12, 2019
indian woman
in Stories

Surekha the Untouchable Woman

(As told by Arundhati Roy in The Doctor and the Saint) Warning: this is a graphic story. Even though Untouchability has supposedly been outlawed by the Indian Constitution, the fact is that it is still...

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June 12, 2019
shopkeepers church
in Stories

The Shopkeeper’s Church

A reflection by Tristen Mejias-Thompson. When I first decided to come intern for Truthseekers, I really had no idea what I was doing. I knew I would be working in India, and that it was...

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April 18, 2019
hindu to christian testimony
in Stories

Vijay’s Testimony

When Vijay came to Truthseekers, I was told that I should talk to him, collect his story. He didn’t speak English but he was always very friendly, occasionally bringing me chai or water. Dressed in...

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April 18, 2019
a plain village woman
in Stories

A Plain Village Woman

A plain village woman sat squatting on the street, staring into space, looking much older than her years. Although Sunil was an ‘evangelist’ by profession, he was in the village for some work unrelated to...

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April 18, 2019