Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lay minister’s home destroyed

Pray for believers to stand
strong in Bangladesh.
Unni Joyce is homeless today because he preached the gospel, reported Gospel for Asia earlier this week.

Unni lives in Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations on earth, yet he is rich in faith. Every Sunday, Unni can be found leading worship services in his village of 500 people. Initially, his family was one of only three Christian families in the entire village. Now, about 40 people follow Christ. They were set to have a ceremony to testify of their newfound faith, but that triggered animosity from some of the villagers.

Anti-Christian extremists decided to try and stop Unni’s work by destroying his house and physically running him and his family out of the village.

Today, Unni is staying in another village and asking for prayer for the 40 new Christians, that their faith will remain strong in such difficult circumstances. He also asks for prayer that this situation will help their faith to grow.

Unni and his family also need prayer for God’s comfort and protection. Pray also for the attackers, that they will come to know Jesus.

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