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Published on 14 January, 2014

Persecution of Christians continues in India

More than 100 children attended the Bridge of Hope center, opened August 31, that extremists recently demanded be closed. (Image, caption courtesy GFA)

More than 100 children attended the Bridge of Hope
center, opened August 31, that extremists recently
demanded be closed.
(Image, caption courtesy GFA)

India (GFA/MNN) — The persecution of Christians continues in India, according to national workers supported by Gospel for Asia.

In November, extremists used weapons and threats to force a GFA Bridge of Hope center to close. Locals threatened the center’s staff with death, and the landlord was forced to kick them out.

Today, extremists have taken persecution a step further. Four believers were forced to perform rituals of the area’s main religion, reports GFA. Unable to continue working under the group’s oppression, the GFA-supported pastor left the village to work with another congregation.

Pray that the pastor is able to return soon. Pray for believers in this village to remain strong in the face of opposition.

To learn how GFA supports national workers, click here.

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  • Primary Religion: Hinduism
  • Evangelical: 2.2%
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Call to action

  • Pray for the Christians here facing violent opposition.
  • Pray that the hearts will be changed for those that oppose believers.
  • Pray that GFA's pastor would soon be able to return to the area.

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