Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Missionary and family violently beaten

Sukhwinder Das and his wife with
two of their children
(Photo by Gospel for Asia)
Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Sukhwinder Das, who has been serving in a village for four years, started experiencing serious opposition a few weeks ago.

In the past week the persecution has escalated into threats and even violence, reports Gospel for Asia.

On June 4, the villagers called Sukhwinder to a meeting, where they tried to force him to abandon his faith in Christ and his ministry. Sukhwinder refused.

Just a few days ago, the tense situation reached its climax. At 8 p.m. on June 8, the village elders stormed into Sukhwinder’s home and attacked him, his wife, their three children and his elderly father.

Sukhwinder’s father was beaten until he lost consciousness and suffered serious injuries.

Police arrived while the attackers were brutalizing the family, but they refused to help. When Sukhwinder went to the police station the next day to report the incident, the police declined to file a report against the village elders because no eyewitness would come forward to make a statement.

Sukhwinder and his family visited a doctor and are receiving treatment.

You can help by praying! Pray:

  • for God’s protection and comfort upon Sukhwinder’s family along with a speedy recover for his father.
  • God will turn the hearts of the policemen in Sukhwinder’s favour.
  • God will change the attitudes of the villagers toward Sukhwinder. 

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