Missions Insider Report
Persecution in India Continues
May 22, 2008
Incidents against Christians become more and more frequent.
Christian Aid continually receives reports of native missionaries suffering from persecution in various states of India. These two are from Bihar:
In March ministry leader Abraham reported that a journalist ". . . came to our church and tried to collect information about our work. In April the same journalist came again, along with two others. They went to believers’ homes collecting more information and took pictures. Then on April 15 – on the first page of the newspaper – there was a story with pictures describing a lot of conversions taking place in the Kaptanganj region, mentioning the name of the missionary."
From that day forward and until about May 2nd, all of the newspapers wrote articles about the conversions. Abraham recently discovered that Hindu extremists had a meeting on May 11, where they made plans to attack the church and also disturb the believers individually. In addition, they are planning a grand meeting in Kaptanganj for reconverting the believers to Hinduism. Pray for protection of God’s people in this area.
Hindu extremists are rising up against Christians. Brother David and his missionary team, including his wife, were severely beaten during a campaign in a school at Hajipur. After doing this, the militants went to the police station and lodged a complaint against Brother David. However, as of this writing, the police have not contacted the ministry.