Meet Advik, our newest church planter. He's working hard to tell unreached people in Bihar, India about Jesus.
As a child, Advik heard about Jesus Christ from the Roman Catholic Church. However, it wasn’t enough to quench his thirst to know more about Jesus Christ. And like others in his village, he continued to follow the customs and prevailing traditions. He also developed an addiction for alcohol; he spent his money on it and traded time with his friends for it.
As an adult, Advik was a man with no great hope or aim in life. One day, a pastor came to his remote village in Northeast India. As the pastor shared about Jesus Christ, Advik realized that the gospel is what he had longed for. When the pastor spoke the words, "Jesus loves you," he felt peace in his mind. Advik chose to believe in Jesus. He was baptized in 2008.
After committing his life fully to Jesus, Advik heard about some people from his village who were going to a Bible training session. With his newfound passion for Jesus in place, he found a way to attend the training. Advik attended Bible training for three years, after which his family also came to know Jesus as their Savior. Training made him realize he wanted to dedicate his life to telling others about Jesus.
One year into his work of spreading the gospel, Advik felt he was still ill-equipped. As a result, he left the remote villages he was serving to further study the Bible. Once he finished his studies, he joined Transformation India Movement, the partner of Jesus’ Economy for the Renew Bihar project. He is now working among the unreached people of Bihar, India.
Advik currently serves in five different remote villages, one of which is where a water well sponsored by Jesus’ Economy was recently drilled. Advik regularly speaks to three small groups in house churches. Through his efforts, 15 people have believed in Jesus and four are ready to be baptized.
Advik is in the first year of his planned three-year sponsorship and fundraising for his sponsorship is just beginning. Support him today to help him reach the unreached of Bihar, India.