Stories


12
Jun 2019
sharing scripture

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 is that their schools are so bad that true learning does not occur....

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12
Jun 2019
become 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 for them, their interest is piqued....

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12
Jun 2019
indian 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, oftentimes working seven days a week, they go further and further into debt each year and see no way out....

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12
Jun 2019
indian 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 alive and well. In her book, The Doctor and the Saint, Arundhati Roy tells a story about what happened to an Untouchable woman in 2009, that is unfortunately, not uncommon....

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18
Apr 2019
shopkeepers 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 Christian…I knew I would be writing stories for them, though I didn’t exactly know what it would entail. I knew Sunil was influential, but I didn’t really understand the pervasiveness of caste, nor how they intended to fight it, nor even how Jesus played into the whole thing....

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18
Apr 2019
hindu to christian 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 a button-up and dress pants, he was very unassuming. Laughter lines framed his eyes, and he sported a very neat haircut. A fairly short, kind man is what I saw when I looked at him. Someone who might have a nice story about some friendly missionaries or spiritual healing. Something Godly, yes, but something relatively tame....

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18
Apr 2019
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 preaching the Gospel. He saw this woman from a distance, and she intrigued him. She reminded him of his grandmother who held fond memories for him, so he approached her. “What is your name?” he asked. She replied with one syllable, “Mang.”...

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