Pastor Subhash, a missionary who started five mission stations “and led 28 people to Christ,” was captured while returning home in a taxi with five other people, confirmed GFA President K.P. Yohannan earlier. The young single Christian was apparently forced to leave the other passengers behind and taken to the jungle, said GFA, a major mission organization in
“They [the Naxalites] tried to force Subhash to join their terrorist group, but he refused and stood firm in spite of threats,” GFA added in a statement monitored by BosNewsLife. Two Naxalites rebels “were kind to Subhash, so he began to share with them about his ministry and about Jesus. They told Subhash how to find his way out of the jungle, and gave him 100 Rupees ($2.2) to help him [escape] on February 5,” GFA explained.
“Subhash is now at the nearby
Subhash’s parents received a letter from the Marxist group, but it did not mention any ransom or other demands, GFA claimed. The kidnapping came as dozens of GFA native missionaries and Bible college students were allegedly beaten in militant attacks in the states of
On Saturday, February 11, hundreds of thousands of Hindus were on their way to a tribal area of the Indian state of
Christians are estimated to comprise just roughly 2 percent of