Standing Strong in the Face of Persecution

Piyush has been a regular listener of Back to God Ministry International’s (BTGMI) Hindi radio program for a long time. He says the program led him to his Savior. But there was a high cost.

When Piyush shared his newfound faith with his family, they were disturbed. They started pressuring him to return to his old beliefs and became angry when he refused.

“Piyush found the living God, and he said he would never leave him,” BTGMI’s Hindi ministry leader said.

What came next for Piyush was a time of persecution from his own family. The young man became a prisoner in his own home as his family locked him in his bedroom. They took away his Bible and his phone, stripping him of any contact with the outside world. Instead of eating with his family, they pushed his meals under the bedroom door.

But Piyush’s faith stood firm.

One day, Piyush managed to escape from his house. The first thing he did was call BTGMI’s Hindi program producer, asking for prayer and support in his situation. In fact, the time he spent imprisoned in his room seemed to prepare him for the next step in his faith.

“Piyush told us he was ready to be baptized,” said the Hindi ministry leader. “He had no doubt about his faith in Jesus.”

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