Extremists are demanding that a GFA-supported missionary remove the cross and nameplate from his church building. (Gospel for Asia photo)
Asia (MNN) ― A Gospel for Asia-supported missionary has been instructed by local authorities to remove the cross and nameplate from his building. Otherwise, they will remove the items themselves.
On July 23, Pastor Kian Mettur was summoned to the police station and told to remove the cross and nameplate after anti-Christian extremists filed a complaint.
The police informed him the items need to be removed because villagers are seeing them and turning their lives over to Christ.
For the past two years, Pastor Kian has led the 40 member church, and he recently concluded leading a training session in a nearby town.
Kian refuses to remove the cross or the church name and has continued with regular worship services each weekend.
If authorities do come, pray for the safety of Kian, his family and congregation. Pray the cross, nameplate or church will not be destroyed. Also, pray for the boldness of the Christians in this area and for them to continue to share the message of Christ, despite opposition.
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