Persecution Update for Oct. 2008: India

Last Christmas Hindu radicals attacked Christians in India’s Orissa State, killing nine believers and sending hundreds more into the forests.  In August 2008, in even more deadly violence, 4,000 homes and 115 churches were burned and 53 Christians were killed.  The attacks then spread to Karnataka and four other states where the police did nothing to stop the violence.  Believers were threatened to reconvert to Hinduism or die. One pastor said, “If they kill us, no problem. This will cause thousands to come to Christ.” Please intercede on behalf of these suffering believers, asking God for special grace for their testimonies to shine for Christ.