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Many Dalits think they deserve a life of poverty and hopelessness from the time of conception to death, based on the widespread belief in reincarnation and the never-ending cycle of rebirth. Some people in South Asia think, “You must have been horrible in your past life to be born as a Dalit, so you deserve to suffer the consequences now.” However, Christ sees differently. Missions such as Gospel for Asia are reaching out to the Dalit peoples to provide these precious individuals with the message of hope, forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Jesus Christ. Many missions and missionaries not only work to bring hope to those rejected by traditional and contemporary South Asian society, but also give these men and women access to the basic necessities that were once denied them.
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Missions like Gospel for Asia have brought the light of hope to many a former “slumdog,” sharing about the God who became human and started His life on earth in a lowly cattle shed. By knowing Jesus, people at all levels of society, including Dalits, are finding the hope they never knew existed.
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