How One Leader Really Can Change the World

We all make choices in life—some of which are good, some of which are bad, and others that change everything. Biju Thomas changed his entire life when he moved to the most impoverished state in India, called Bihar.

Biju went from the state known as “God’s own country,” Kerala, to a place where most don’t have proper sanitation or clean water. He moved where few had ever heard the name of Jesus. Few people from outside Bihar ever go there. To say life is hard in Bihar is to make an incredible understatement.

Transformation India Movement—which Biju leads and which is also Jesus' Economy's partner in Bihar—may not have an incredible amount of funds, but they do an unbelievable amount of work. They are drilling water wells, empowering women to be seamstresses, providing literacy training programs, offering medical periodically, and planting churches. They’re also offering several other programs.

Many people tell you their incredible visions to change the world, but Biju is living one of those stories. He is changing the world, for the better.

Biju makes you realize who you really are, and yet who you really want to be. He is humble, yet has a very strong sense of calling and purpose. Biju believes in what can be.

To live a hope filled life is to live a purposeful life. Biju lives a life that is worth living: He looks at the impoverished circumstances and sees the renewal that could be—and then he makes it happen. He sees what only Jesus can see.

When others would look at the situation of Bihar and despair about it, Biju has hope. Jesus offers him hope. It is Biju’s hope that makes me confident that Bihar can be renewed. And more than this, I know it to be true in my heart.

Join us in renewing Bihar, India.

John Barry
John Barry


CEO, President, and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the author/coauthor of 12 books and General Editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary.