HBI Global Partners Update: God Opens a Closed Door in West Bengal!

Three years ago, one of our HBI directors visited our Center at Siliguri, West Bengal and had the opportunity to walk through the red light area that is filled with more than 1,000 sex workers. It was a closed door for anyone to enter in and bring the love of Christ to these people. Our director came back heartbroken wondering how the task of discipling these women would be possible. It seemed to be a very difficult job as there was a huge spiritual darkness hovering over the place.

We have been praying for God’s intervention to open the closed doors so that these women could be ministered to with God’s love.  Last week when the director was at this red light area along with a team from the US, it was a beautiful sight to see at least six organizations both local and global church coming together for prayer right in the midst of the red light area.

As we compared notes, we learned all of us had started to come in the last three years as God placed similar passion and burden to reach these young girls who are trafficked and sold into prostitution. God not only opened the closed door, but we also saw the first fruit of one of the retired sex workers accepting Christ, baptized and now serving as a Bible-believing woman inside the red light area. Praise the Lord! It is God’s doing and it’s marvelous in our eyes!

Your servant in the mission,

Bobby Gupta