Sunday, April 20, 2008

INDIA:Pastor Severely Beaten

For the last eight years, Pastor P. Vijay has been faithfully serving the Pedda Reddy Village, Nizamabad District, in Andhra Pradesh.On last February 17, Pastor Vijay was on his way to church on his bicycle when a local shop keeper intercepted him and commenced to strike him. Pastor Vijay immediately fell down upon impact, but once he recovered he sought out the shop keeper seeking to know why he would do such a thing. Pastor Vijay’s was then grabbed by the collar and severely beaten by the shop keeper and some of his Hindu activist friends. Police have so far refused to file any charges against the attackers.
Pray for the complete physical and mental healing of Pastor Vijay from this violent and completely unprovoked attack.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will blanket the state of Andhra Pradesh and protect the Indian Christians, and awaken the inner desire of Hindus to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Pray that Indian Christians will patiently persevere the repeated injustices being perpetuated against them, and will forgive their attackers.
As in the days of Noah...

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