profile Rising Up, Reaching Out
Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Vasu Rangen came from humble
beginnings to become a pastor to many. Today, God is using Vasu in
mighty ways, but he would never have imagined that in his early years.
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Vasu’s life bears
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grace has helped
numerous obstacles ...
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asu was born to illiterate parents; his father
was an alcoholic and sold all their property to
satisfy his addiction, dragging his family into
debt. Vasu was forced to quit school because his
family could not afford to send him.
But the Lord began working in Vasu’s life and
things changed rapidly. He started attending church
regularly after God miraculously delivered him from
evil spirits. He decided to follow Jesus and later
testiﬁed of his new faith in front of many people
After declaring he was a follower of Jesus,
however, Vasu experienced even more hardship than
before. His family and community excommunicated
him after ﬁnding out about his decision. He was left
alone and abandoned.
But Vasu stood ﬁrm in his faith. His pastor
encouraged him to attend a Gospel for Asia Bible
college. The young man, who had previously dropped
out of school, not only attended but graduated. Then
he traveled from village to village, sharing the love of
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Christ. Eventually, he established two mission stations
in nearby villages, where many were healed and chose
to follow Jesus. In another village, he started a church
that grew to include 30 new believers after just a few
Even though Vasu encountered adversity in his
life, God used him to reach many, including one
young man named Fahad. When Pastor Vasu met
Fahad and shared the love of God with him, Fahad
was hungry to know more and asked many questions.
After his conversation with Vasu, Fahad could no
longer worship his family’s traditional deities because
it did not feel right to him anymore. Fahad eventually
chose to follow Jesus and is now studying at a Gospel
for Asia-supported Bible college.
Fahad and many other believers like him now
have a strong relationship with the Lord because of
the impact of Vasu’s witness. And Vasu’s life bears
testimony to how God’s grace has helped him
overcome numerous obstacles and bear much fruit for