Bibles for the World Founder Rochunga Podaite Passes into Eternity

Rochunga-compressed(NRB) Dr. Rochunga Pudaite, Founder and longtime CEO of Bibles For The World, went home to be with his Lord and Savior early in the morning of October 10, 2015.

After a brief illness, “Dr. Ro” left behind the ministry he so loved and millions upon millions of lives he helped transform through the power of the gospel. He was 87.

“Dr. Ro was an inspiration to millions, and his life story and ministry work demonstrate how much one Christian can do when directed by the Lord,” said Jeff McLinden, Vice President of Bibles For The World. “Because of his efforts, millions of people around the world have been introduced to the message of the Bible, and they understand what it means to be true followers of Christ. Dr. Pudaite will be greatly missed.”

When the Gospel first came to the fierce, headhunting Hmar tribe in Northeast India in 1910, one of the first converts was a young man by the name of Chawnga. As more and more of the tribal people became Christians, he saw the need for the Scriptures in their native language. Chawnga prayed that someday he would have a son who would learn to read and write so that he could translate the Bible into the Hmar language. Chawnga’s son, Rochunga, fulfilled his father’s dream—and much, much more.

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