Lakshin had arrived in jail with a two-year sentence and the guilt of a crime that led his family and friends to want nothing to do with him. Downcast and miserable, he found solace through a Gospel For Asia (GFA) radio programme. In the midst of his despair, the radio speaker gave messages of hope, and Lakshin began to change as he listened. One day, the speaker shared Psalm 27:10, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take care of me.”
Hearing these words, Lakshin asked God to make the verse a reality for him. An address was played at the end of the programme, so Lakshin started writing letters to the radio station. In return, the radio correspondents sent him letters of encouragement, booklets, magazines and CDs about the Bible. “[It] became my daily spiritual food,” Lakshin said. “I also shared with my other jailbird friends. Their thirst was quenched like mine.” In his letters, Lakshin shared how he had spoken with other inmates one on one, sharing the love of Jesus with them and giving them literature from GFA Radio.
Gradually, the inmates started gathering in groups to hear him speak God’s Word, and a small fellowship began to grow. His ragged audiences felt the Lord speaking to their hearts, and they kept coming back for his messages. Everyone had a criminal record – but the speaker assured them God would forgive their sins. After two years, Lakshin was released from jail as a brand new man. He is now serving the Lord Jesus through a local church as a full time missionary.
Source: Gospel for Asia
BIBLE STUDY: Psalm 27:7-14
PRAISE: God for His work through Gospel radio and that many Hindus are responding to the saving news of Jesus. Pray for India.