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The Movement


The Truth of God Transcends Caste

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The Movement


The Truth of God Transcends Caste

Jesus' Kingdom through caste reconciliation

Truthseekers is committed to the belief that the Gospel of Jesus will destroy one of the most grievous violations of human rights still in existence - the caste system.  The caste system is a hierarchy of slavery defined and justified by the religion known to the world as Hinduism.  These castes live in perpetual conflict, and this conflict sharpens the lines of division between castes.

The Gospel of Jesus is centered in love and forgiveness - the key components of reconciliation.  We live out this ministry of reconciliation through breaking caste barriers by eating food, drinking chai, and washing feet to mend broken dignity and restore the image of God in every human being.

India's history is filled with people seeking Truth and rebelling against caste hierarchy.  Although these historical Truthseekers pointed towards Jesus, few have taken the next step to fully embrace Him.  We join them on their paths to bring India to the next step of a Truthseeker's journey: the Kingdom of Jesus.

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The Stories


God is Changing Lives, One Story at a Time

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The Stories


God is Changing Lives, One Story at a Time

The real fruit of the Truthseekers movement lies in the lives of people who are being set free by the Truth.  As we have lived in and loved India, we have seen Jesus do the most amazing things: save lives, transform villages, restore dignity and break caste barriers that have been in place for centuries.  These stories reflect the depth and power of God's work through Truthseekers in India. 

We are working to collect a database of the stories of the movement, documenting the influence that God has had in transforming lives.  Truthseekers has many dimensions, but the one constant is God's presence.  

More than 80 % of India lives in this slavery, and we are compelled to tell their story.   Walk with us through a journey of the life changing, Life giving impact of the Good News in India....truly setting captives free.

 

Learn what God is doing in their lives

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The Founders


Sunil and Pam Sardar

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The Founders


Sunil and Pam Sardar

Sunil & Pam Sardar

 

Sunil Sardar is a native of the state of Maharashtra in central India. In his early years, Sunil was involved in the struggles of the common people which connected his heart with India’s lowered-caste and outcast peoples. He led a farmer’s protest in his region and fought for social justice and economic empowerment for the lowered castes. Pam, a schoolteacher from Indiana, met Sunil through a divine appointment and they were married in 1989. Throughout the 1990’s, Pam and Sunil planted over 400 churches in approximately 10 years throughout central India.

After years of research into India’s social and religious histories, Sunil grew to realize that India’s lowered castes are not primarily Hindu, as is assumed by most Indians, Christians, and the West. He learned that the lowered castes’ histories, cultures, and religious traditions connect them to an Almighty God, and ultimately, Christ.

In 2003, God called Sunil and Pam to start a new work among India’s lowered castes–to help them re-discover the One God of their forefathers, then complete the connection to the God of the Bible. Sunil and Pam named Truthseekers after The Society for the Seekers of Truth, founded in the 1800’s by Jotirao Phule, a famous Indian social reformer who was a strong advocate for the lowered castes of India, and a believer in Christ.

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She began her career as a high school drama director, but God had a different plan for her.  Hearing His call, Pam took a bold step of faith with a tentative spirit to marry a man she had not met and move to a country she barely knew.  It was incredibly difficult, with many hard times, but she has grown to love her country and has built a God-driven life with Sunil.  Pam loves to encourage people to step out of the boat and up into the 'more' that God has waiting.  

For Pam, that included being married to and Indian national who is called to lead a socio-spiritual movement to abolish the caste system.  Pam and Sunil are called to minister specifically to the lower caste community, bringing the Gospel to them with cultural relevance that helps them understand who Jesus really is.  

Since 1990 Pam has raised four children, lived ten years in a village, been kicked out of India twice, and been blacklisted by the government.  Throughout it all, though, Pam has remained strong in her faith and mission.  She continues to work with children and advocate for women's empowerment in India, where an estimated 93 women are raped daily and selective female abortion is still widespread in rural areas.  

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The Staff


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The Staff


Meet the wonderful men and women that have joined us with full-time service in our office in New Delhi.  The stories from the field reflect Truthseekers who are active in their communities on either a full time or part time basis, while our staff are the people who enable the office to function day to day.