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Karnataka Court Case: Hope for Freedom

In 2009, Mission India partners were attacked by anti-Christian activists during a Children’s Bible Club training in Karnataka state. They were beaten, and their Bibles and training materials were burned. Though victims, two staff members and six pastors were arrested, taken to jail for one week.

For the past nine years, these partners have had to appear in court nearly every month, accused of “forceful conversion.” The case is continuously pushed off, with no urgency to bring things to a conclusion and free these leaders from their monthly court trip—a 12-hour trek for some of them.

If you’ve followed this story with us for a while, it may sound familiar. But this time, our friends in India have been told there’s an end in sight.

Finally, these dedicated servants of Christ have been told that their court case will come to an end this month, February 2018.

Please join us in prayer:

  • For a police constable who has been helpful over the past three years. He has heard about Jesus and requests prayer for his marriage, as there have been obstacles in his arranged marriage. Pray also for the Holy Spirit to work in his life.
  • For God’s continued encouragement and strength for these brothers in Christ.
  • For February 2018 to truly be the time that these partners are set free from the charges.

Thank you for joining us in lifting up these believers!