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Pray for ‘Aarav’, who came to Christ in India through the witness of a pastor. Aarav and his family were recently evicted from their village amid accusations of ‘forced conversion’.


Extremists in India recently shot Neelam, daughter of the late Pastor Chamu Hassa Purty from Sandih village, Jharkhand, because his family had ‘not learnt the lesson’ after his murder almost five years ago. Pray for Neelam: she was shot in the hand and leg, but survived.


In India, Pastor Isaac Paulose from Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, was left with serious injuries after ten assailants beat him with chains and rods, then ran over him with motorbikes. Pray for his protection: they threatened to kill him if he continues his ministry.


Tribal animists in central India demolished the home of Pastor Lalu Kirade, assaulted him and evicted him and his family from their village in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh. Two months later, they were still living outdoors, a few miles away.


Please pray that the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren in India, will follow through on his condemnation of the persecution of Christians and take firm steps to stamp it out.


Pray for 16 families from a church in Palamu district, Jharkhand state in India, who received death threats from mobs every night for nearly three weeks, to try to force them to return to their traditional animistic religion. Two families signed documents to ‘prove’ their reconversion.


In India, one of the police officers who allegedly tortured Pastor Indresh and his friends said: ‘Let’s see if your Jesus would come here to save you.’ Pray that this man will come to know Christ.

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