Dhawadi is a medium size village located in Jhabua Tehsil of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh, India. In Full Dhawadi village, most of the village population is from Schedule Tribe (97%). This village too is very dry and has a very scarce source of water. The villagers used to travel many miles to fetch water from a common well dug by the government. But during summer, the well gets dried up and the villagers had no other source of water. Pastor Bachu Singh is working in Jhabua who visits this village regularly to minister to a small group of people. The villagers requested Pastor Bachu to help alleviate the issue of water scarcity in the village. Pastor Bachu, in turn informed us about the village and we helped them dig a tube well, again 350 feet deep, but was unable to find water. The villagers were disheartened but Pastor Bachu didn’t lose heart, he prayed and asked the people to fix the hand pump. To everyone’s astonishment after fixing the hand pump they were able to get water. Now the whole village is thankful towards those who extended their hands in getting the tube well erected. This has now helped Pastor Bachu to approach the villagers to share the gospel with much more confidence. They are so thankful to the Life outreach International for the great help for this village
Guda is a village in Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India. It has a population of around 4000 people with a very poor literacy rate of 5%. Pastor Edubhai Chouhan is ministering in this village.
Edubhai was blind from birth. He and his parents got treatment from many places to cure his blindness, but all in vain. Desperate in failing to get his sight back, Edubhai decided to commit suicide but failed in that attempt too. Hearing his plight, a pastor visited him, shared the gospel and prayed for him. Miraculously, Edubhai was healed seeing the light of this world for the first time. Submitting to Christ, he undertookthe mission to spread the good news in his village. Suddenly,Edubhai found himself in the midst of trouble and rejection. His kith and kin became his enemies, forcing him and his family to leave home. Edubhai and his family took shelter under a tree for eight months before moving into a small hut made by himself. The villagers forbade them drinking water, for becoming followers of Christ. They had to travel 10 different locations to collect water for their daily use.