Partners International has been partnering with BFM since 1984 to bring economic, social, and spiritual transformation to the Dalits and tribes of India. BFM’s church-planting strategy follows the biblical mandate of holistic transformation, which addresses the needs of the whole person, both physical and spiritual. Today, BFM is a key force in the establishment and development of the Dalit Church throughout India.

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Partners International has been partnering with BFM since 1984 to bring economic, social, and spiritual transformation to the Dalits and tribes of India. BFM’s church-planting strategy follows the biblical mandate of holistic transformation, which addresses the needs of the whole person, both physical and spiritual. Today, BFM is a key force in the establishment and development of the Dalit Church throughout India.

India is a country diverse in language, caste, religion, and culture with a staggering 4,635 distinct people groups. Hinduism claims about 80 percent of the Indian population with Islam at 13 percent and Christianity at just 2 percent. Though India is a secular and democratic country, the call for a return to Hinduism is growing in strength. Several states have enacted strong anti-conversion laws which hamper evangelism and ministry efforts. Christians in North India, particularly the state of Orissa, have undergone intense persecution in recent years.

Nearly one-third of India’s 1.2 billion people are known as Dalits or “untouchables”– outcast peoples who suffer social discrimination and economic hardship. The majority of India’s Christians come from this group, though not without great cost. Dalits who leave Hinduism for Christianity lose their place in the government quota for education and job opportunities. Thus, they are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty with few ways to improve their lot in life. Legislation to reverse this inequity has been bogged down in the courts for years. Many believe if this law was passed, thousands, if not millions, of Dalits would come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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From Darkness back into Light

From Darkness back into Light

May 23, 2018

This story comes from one of the Bible Faith Mission churches. Robi and Latha are blessed with two children – the eldest one recently completed his bachelor’s degree, while the…

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Fellowship Team Brings Jesus Back into a Family

Fellowship Team Brings Jesus Back into a Family

March 24, 2018

Geetha was born and raise in a Christian home, but her husband was from a different faith. He is a government employee who has a very strong views and background….

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From Drunkard to Disciple

From Drunkard to Disciple

February 16, 2018

Brother Mohanan was a drunkard. Even though his wife and children used to come to the church for regular worship and all the other meetings, Brother Mohanan never wanted a…

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An Example for Our Ministry to Follow

An Example for Our Ministry to Follow

February 4, 2018

Vijayakumar just recently finished his M.Tech in Remote Sensing, allowing him to pursue a career working with satellites and global navigation systems. This is his story and testimony: He grew…

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Daughter's Healing Leads Father Back to God

Daughter’s Healing Leads Father Back to God

December 2, 2017

Thyagarajan, his wife, and their three children are members of one of the local churches of Bible Faith Mission. Although he used to go the church and participate in all…

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Answered Prayers for a Baby

Answered Prayers for a Baby

October 19, 2017

Chellathai and her husband have been married for nine years and had not experienced any issues. They are from a faith background that is not Christian. When they started having…

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A Miraculous Healing through Prayer

A Miraculous Healing Through Prayer

August 28, 2017

Bible Faith Mission continues to work in various states in India. Vimala is a member of one of the BFM church in a village. She is in a nominal Christian family….

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29. Medical Checkup

Family

November 7, 2016

Due to my congenital health problem I have gone through many surgeries over the years, including open heart surgery, and now wear a pacemaker and take insulin. The doctors say…

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Special Projects

October 7, 2016

When we provide school materials, we select the neediest children from the Sunday school of our local churches. When the children go together to school, they are so happy to…

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Sponsor A Child

September 7, 2016

Almost half of our students in our school are Dalits from poor backgrounds. Almost half of the Dalit children are from the BFM churches. We praise God that 110 children…

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