India is the seventh largest country by territory and the second most populous nation2, but only 2%2of the population is Christian, making India the country with the world’s largest unreached population — and many of those believers are being persecuted.
This year, India has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of violent attacks against Christians — incidents that range from verbal intimidation to physical assaults and in some instances death. Right now, we are still able to minister in many parts of India, but it is becoming very challenging — and even dangerous — to operate in the states where radicalism is more prominent. The need for the Gospel in India is greater than ever, and our chance to spread a message of love and hope is now.
Together we can help the many Christians in India facing harsh persecution by equipping them with much-needed Biblical resources. Because of the urgency of the situation, all donations will be generously matched.
It is becoming very challenging and even dangerous to operate in states where radicalism is more prominent
“Six arrested and charged at prayer meeting.”
Six leaders, including a local champion, were arrested at a prayer meeting. The authorities confiscated all Bibles and musical instruments. The six leaders were released, but are awaiting trial. The charges are unclear.
“Local champions arrested and banned from ministry.”
Five local champions were forcefully arrested during a training session. While in custody, our local champions experienced intimidation because of their beliefs. They were finally released but banned from ministry for six months.
Despite the increase in persecution, believers in India aren’t giving up hope. They ask us for prayers and Biblical resources to continue sharing the gospel in these turbulent times. Your generous gift can go a long way. Because of the urgency, all contributions before December 31, 2017 will be matched. Typically, $100 would provide 20 Bibles to persecuted believers, but with this opportunity, your $100 gift would provide 40 Bibles!
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