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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INBF July August Update A New Church is Already Changing Lives

A New Church is Already Changing Lives

July 25, 2018

Our ministry was able to dedicate another new church building last month, and it now stands as a symbol of the dignity and self esteem of this community. It is…

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INBF June 2018 Update Couple Comes Back to Faith After Dangerous Accident

Couple Comes Back to Faith After Dangerous Accident

July 1, 2018

Our ministry works among the downtrodden of this country. In the past years we have helped many to secure access to a good education, as well as to grow in…

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MAY 2018 BFM

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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INBF March 2018 Update Fellwoship 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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INBF February 2018 Update 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 to our ministry

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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INSI November 2017 Update Daughters 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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INBF October 2017 Update 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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INBF August 2017 Update 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

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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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