Giving hope to persecuted Christians since 1995
Select Page

Women Believers Face Opposition

Gospel for Asia

5/14/07 India (ANS) – A group of anti-Christian extremists recently filed a case in a district court against Christians in Sikkim , India , claiming they are forcibly converting people to Christianity. Many religious extremist groups feel threatened when Christian missionaries try to witness in this area. In their report, the group specifically targeted some of the women believers and missionaries.

The extremists in the area gathered to devise a plan to eradicate the believers. When they could not figure out a way to remove the missionaries on their own, they decided to take the matter to the courts.

The incident that led to the case happened in a community where many staunch anti-Christian people live. In this area, missionaries must obtain passes to travel from place to place. Despite the difficulties, many in the area are turning to the Lord, and a thriving church has sprung up.

A local woman, Malati, received Christ into her life on February 4. Since Malati began serving the Lord, the extremists have been strongly opposing her. They are also pressuring Sahira, Malati’s sister who is also a believer, and Amala, a Gospel for Asia missionary who started the church, to stop sharing the Gospel and living for Christ.

Tensions have been rising over the past few months because so many people are giving their hearts to Christ. The extremists in the area gathered to devise a plan to eradicate the believers. When they could not figure out a way to remove the missionaries on their own, they decided to take the matter to the courts.

The Christians are remaining strong and trusting the Lord to take care of them as they face opposition. They are also praying that the court will rule in their favor.

Amala requests prayer that God will intervene in the court case so their ministry will not be hindered. Also, she asks for prayer that Malati and Sahira will have courage to face any opposition from the courts or extremists.