Story number 2 for 28 Jan 2003

By January 28, 2003

(India)–Next, a tragedy has struck an evangelical mission organization working in India. Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan is reporting that participants in one of their programs were gunned down over the weekend. Mission India’s Dave DeGroot. “Armed police were patrolling the area, looking for extremists, and they opened fire on a group of people. The count was 15; many of these people were in Mission India’s literacy classes.” According to DeGroot they were walking through the jungle to a town where a Sunday morning worship service was to be conducted. “This is a case of mistaken identity. This is not, from everything we’ve heard, this is not another case of ongoing persecution.” Agency President John DeVries is calling it a tragic accident. Christians are urged to pray for safety for believers there, as they share the Gospel in this troubled country.

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