Bihar, India: A Spirit of Endurance

I often tear up when talking about Bihar, India. But it is not just the thoughts of impoverished situations that make me cry. It is the incredible beauty, work ethic, and spirit of endurance I witnessed in Bihar. It is the inspiration of the pastors present—who are helping people feel renewed. It is the influence that something as simple as sewing is having on women’s lives—to empower them to lift their families out of poverty through running their own businesses. It is the inclination to do good for others that I see in the face of my friend Biju Thomas, who leads Transformation India Movement, our partner in Bihar. It is the power of clean water. It is the full picture of grace in someone’s life that Jesus offers—for the heart and home, for the spirit and the body.

I love Bihar. I love its people. And I honestly will not be at rest, at peace, until we can empower the people of Bihar to overcome the stage of poverty they’re so bravely facing—until we ensure that people have the chance to hear about Jesus and experience his grace in tangible, physical ways.

Renew Bihar India

You see, the work of Transformation India Movement—although impressive and over ten years old—is ready to spring up in even more places, among even more people in need, and to empower people they have already helped to go even further.

Jesus’ Economy—through the work of the people of Bihar—will renew hope, hearts, and homes. We’re planting 18 churches, drilling 18 water wells in the same areas, funding a medical clinic, and empowering 40 women for business on the U.S. market.


Partner with the people of Bihar. Join us as we offer renewal.

John Barry
John Barry


CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. It is widely endorsed by Christian leaders from around the world.