Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Students at orphanage in India forced to pay idol worship fee

Christian orphans in West Bengal, India, have been forced to contribute funds for idol worship in order to gain admission to a high school, reports Compass Direct.

Rev. Dr. Subimal Dutta, the director general of Ambassadors Service Society which operates the Gilgal Children's Home, has faced threats for opposing the collection of money for idol worship at government schools or government-aided schools.

In early September, the extremists stormed into the Society compound and warned Dutta to stop all Christian activities within seven days or they would forcibly shut down the mission. They also sternly warned him that his life would be in danger if he involved police or any administrative officials.

At a meeting on September 23 with the village head, the local political party, and the Ambassadors Service Society, an agreement was reached for re-opening the Society. However, the agreement required all students at the government high school to pay the idol worship fee without complaint.

You can help by praying!
  • Please pray that the Lord will protect Dutta and the children he is responsible for. 
  • Pray that they will not be afraid to continue to meet together to worship Him. 
  • Pray the Lord will grant wisdom to Dutta in this difficult situation. 
  • Pray that those who oppose Christians would repent and know Christ.
For more information on India's suffering believers, please visit the India Country Report.

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