Anshu’s life had been one of uncertainty and instability.
Born and raised in a non-Christian family in northern India, Anshu and her two younger brothers lost their parents at a very young age. Their grandmother took care of them until she too died when the children were still young.
The siblings then went to live with their aunt, who treated them as servants. Anshu had to do all the household chores just so she and her siblings could get something to eat at the end of the day.
Anshu wanted to study but had no money to pay the school fees. As a child, she went to work as a domestic helper to support herself and her brothers. Although life was difficult, she and her brothers eventually enrolled in school.
During her school days, Anshu heard about Jesus. “Something in my heart continuously reminded me of the love of Jesus,” said Anshu.
She eventually completed school, including college, then took a nursing course and found work as a nurse. Still, Anshu had a sense of emptiness in her life.
“I always had this vacuum and longed for truth,” said Anshu. “Though I was worshiping my gods, so much turmoil troubled my life. I began to get restless and longed for fellowship.”
A friend invited Anshu to a house fellowship where she began to grow in faith. “Jesus gave me peace and rest,” she said. “I know now that he is the true and trustworthy God.”
Anshu desired to grow deeper in her faith and knowledge of God. Searching for Christian resources that could help her grow, she visited the office of Good Books Educational Trust, a partner in India of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI).
There she discovered the Masihi Ahwan (Christian Calling) magazine and a Bible correspondence course. She enrolled in the Bible study.
As Anshu continues to grow in faith, she told the Hindi ministry leader for BTGMI, she has more compassion for people like her who have suffered without Christ. “I desire everyone to know Jesus’ love,” she testified. “He is the only one who can give eternal rest and joy.”
Anshu desires prayer for her family, including the aunt who mistreated her as a child, to come to Christ.