“The World’s Most Vibrant Christward Movement”
Christianity Today, in its most recent issue, has an in-depth review of the Kingdom-building work going on in India and as labeled it as “The World’s Most Vibrant Christward Movement”. You are a part of the movement by supporting Bible League Canada and the work we do in India, bringing the Living Word of God to a nation that faces increased persecution.
One of those doing the work in India, Pastor Kamal, got a call from a member of his congregation, who said he had seen orange flags tied around the church.
Kamal’s heart sank at the news. Saffron (a specific kind of orange) is the national color of India—and it’s associated with the Hindu fundamentalist movement in India. These fundamentalists believe that India should be a 100% Hindu nation, and they are opposed to any other religions. That night, Kamal went to the church, and he was disheartened by what he saw. Saffron cloth was tied around the church as well as a nearby cross. Kamal noticed one of the windows was shattered. He stepped inside the church, and was shaken when he saw everything destroyed and in disarray. Every chair was broken. It was a clear message of intimidation, with threatening undertones—meant to discourage Kamal from continuing his ministry.
Last year, Pastor Kamal led a Children’s Bible Club in the area, and he continues to do ministry and outreach. This break-in has shaken Kamal, but has not stopped him from doing the work God has called him to do.
Pray for the safety of Pastor Kamal and all the believers in this area. Also pray for the spiritual transformation of those who broke into the church.
God is doing remarkable things in India and around the world, by transforming people from the inside out through the Gospel. We will continue to do all we can, through God’s help, to reach people in these regions with the Living Word of God.