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MNN (02/06/06) – Terrorists have kidnapped one of Gospel for Asia’s missionaries in India ‘s east-central Chattisgarh state.

GFA President K.P. Yohannan is calling for a prayer vigil for Pastor Subhash, a young single missionary who has already started five mission stations with 28 believers.

According to Yohannan, Subhash was returning home in a taxi with five other people, but the group never reached their destination. Both the taxi and the group disappeared, and have not yet been found. That caused a great deal of concern, which was heightened when family members got the next communication the following day.

In a letter to family members, an extremist Marxist group known as the Naxalites, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, although they made no ransom demand. Please pray for Subhash’s safe release.

The concern coincides with the apparent trend toward violence. This latest incident came in a week in which more than two dozen GFA native missionaries and Bible college students were badly beaten in attacks in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Continue to be in prayer for those Christians facing a mounting campaign of oppression throughout India .