Brett Junvik, Director of Digital Media at FEBC USA and Ethan Froelich, Digital Marketing Manager, just returned from a trip to gather video, photos and listener stories in India. What they saw were new Christians like this woman in the photo above, worshipping God with passion and conviction.
The team visited house church communities across North India and one community in the south as well, and discovered grassroots Christian communities, all either supported or started by local FEBC India broadcasts.
Here are just a few photos from the trip, which we’ll be sharing much more about on Facebook, Instagram and febc.org in the coming weeks and months.
(From Left to Right) Amy Puroshotham, Firoze, Brett and Ethan stand in front of Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world in Darjeeling, India. Amy is the COO of FEBC India (known in-country as FEBA India) and Firoze is a program director and follow-up visitor to our listeners. The team was in this region to visit a listener community that works in the tea gardens of the area, which supplies much of the world’s green tea.
Brett films one of our listeners, Raj, who is currently enrolled in a university in Siliguri, India, the first of his family to do so. His 3 sisters and 1 older brother, all work in the tea gardens, earning just under $2/day which they pool to pay for Raj’s tuition in the hopes that one day he will be able to get a higher paying job and allow the family a higher standard of living. Raj and his sisters are daily listeners to FEBC’s programs.
Several neighbors gather to take a photo on one of the main roads leading to the local tea garden, which employs over 500 people in Siliguri, India.
In a small village 4 hours away from Delhi, women listeners of FEBC India broadcasts gather to worship in a local house church. All new believers, they face many challenges after they converted from Hinduism, and are struggling to find community and sound Biblical teaching.