Prayer for the Hindu World: Family Identity

Prayer for the Hindu World: Family Identity

“All I want is to be a teacher,” says Arpit, “but I studied computer engineering. My neighbors will tease my parents if I take a job at a school. They’ll say, ‘Why did you educate him in such a big field and now all he’s doing is teaching?’ So, I’m still looking for a...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Badrinath

Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Badrinath

High up in the Himalayan Mountains of the Indian state of Uttarakhand sits the famous Badrinath Temple. Badrinath is the final and most challenging destination of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The Badrinath Temple sits in a small town (also called Badrinath)...

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What Stands in Your Way?

What Stands in Your Way?

Once or twice a month in East Asia, Amy has lunch with her friend May, primarily to provide May with an opportunity to discuss what she’s learning from God’s Word and how she is applying it in her life. For some time, Amy, a BEYOND mission catalyst, has had a strong...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Henna Story Book

Prayer for the Hindu World: Henna Story Book

Asha was a  22-year-old, high-caste, Brahmin, Hindu girl. Stephany, having newly arrived in India, studied Hindi with Asha for two hours every day. About six months into their studies together, Stephany spoke Hindi confidently in general conversation but lacked the...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Dwarka

Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Dwarka

Perched on the western tip of India is the small, but spiritually significant, city of Dwarka. Despite having a population of fewer than 50,000, it is both one of the four Char Dham and one of the Sapta Puri (seven most sacred pilgrimage centers for Hindus). Early...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Hindus In Germany

Prayer for the Hindu World: Hindus In Germany

The idol of lord Murugan sits enthroned on a colorful chariot decorated with many flowers. Around the chariot, Hindu priests smash hundreds of coconuts on the wet streets of Berlin, Germany. The chanting of the devotional songs and the loud bangs of the bursting...

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Prayer for the Hindu World:Diwali – Festival of Lights

Prayer for the Hindu World:Diwali – Festival of Lights

New clothes, homes lit up by oil lamps and strings of sparkling lights, delicious food, sweets, firecrackers, and time with family and friends all come together in perhaps the most significant festival for Hindus, Diwali. Diwali takes place in either October or...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Rameshwaram

Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Rameshwaram

On an island off the coast of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu sits the Ramanathaswamy Temple, the second of the four Char Dham sites. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the god Ram established the temple by setting up idols of the god Shiva here. Ram then...

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Friend, Peon or Manager?

Friend, Peon or Manager?

In the West, it is the general practice for a business owner to hire a manager if he or she doesn’t have the time or desire to manage it themselves. In India, however, this is not the custom. The owner is the manager. He or she trusts no one else with the business....

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Hindu Nationalists

Prayer for the Hindu World: Hindu Nationalists

India is a beautifully diverse nation in which people constitutionally have the freedom to choose their faith and spread it. The general attitude towards other faiths or ways of life is very accommodating. However, a Hindu nationalist movement of social and political...

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