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6/28/07 India (MNN)Gospel for Asia missionaries in Maharashtra, India were threatened by anti-Christians last week while building a fence.

The anti-Christians have been squatting on government land that borders the GFA land. GFA is building a new Bible college, so they began putting up a fence so the squatters would not continue to use the GFA land and well.

A mob of about 20 people approached and attempted to forcibly stop the building project, issuing threats. “They think they can easily grab our land since we are a persecuted minority,” said M.A. Lalachen, a GFA regional leader.

GFA leaders in the area called a government inspector when the threats toward the construction workers did not stop. The inspector came to define the property border between government and GFA land. He explained to the mob that residing on the Bible college land was illegal.

Before the group left, they said, “We will return to this property again soon.”

Construction leaders for the Bible college project ask you to pray that the anti-Christians will not follow through on their threats.

The Bible colleges’ goal is to instill a vision to take the Gospel to the unreached. For admittance, students must be Christians who feel called to go into full-time ministry. They also must be able to read and write in their mother tongue. Nine thousand students are currently receiving training around India in colleges like this.