Manhan joyfully disciples new believers in a church in southern India, holding worship services and ministering in his community.

As he gathered with village leaders to celebrate the start of the newest literacy class, anti-Christian activists showed up and began threatening Manhan. They hurled accusations at him, yelling at him to stop holding worship services and to end all the classes he led in the area. The activists extended their threat to the village leaders gathered, warning of dire consequences if these activities were allowed to continue. Manhan did not despair: he moved his worship services online and notified the literacy teachers that for their safety, he would only connect with them online for a time.

There are men watching Manhan’s every move, hoping to find a reason to arrest him. Some of the activists are even filing an anti-conversion lawsuit against him. Manhan refuses to be discouraged. He knows that God is in control; His grace is sufficient. And this confidence spills over to encourage everyone he meets. Please pray for God’s continued grace and protection for Manhan, and all the new believers that he serves!

Thanks to your support, Manhan continues to lead an Adult Literacy program, training teachers to share the Gospel.