Teens for Christ India began in 2012 when men from Kolkata, India went to Bangladesh to be trained. They returned to India in the Summer of 2012 and the first chapters started in August of 2012. Currently there are 13 chapters in Kolkata which is in the West Bengal region of India.
Sam Prabhakara, pictured here with his wife (Anu) and his sons (Stanley and Danny), has been the Executive Director of TFC India since 2014. Every three seconds, someone in India dies without the Gospel of Jesus Christ and there are over two thousand unreached people groups. Because of this, Sam and his team are passionate about reaching teenagers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has given him great vision to reach out to the lost youth of India and Sam is excited to be able to watch that plan unfold firsthand. He and his family are devoted to God and the miracles He is doing through TFC in India.
God has been very faithful in TFC India! Recently, Sam shared a story with us about a young man named Rohan who been struggling with drug addiction. He had kept it a secret from his family for a long time. He began attending one of our chapters in India and was moved by the Spirit of God. He approached our leaders and told them what had been going on that he was giving up his life of drugs and turning to follow God. Since then, he has been given a New Testament Bible and has been reading it and praying every day.