Church Service Disrupted and Believers Attacked in Karnataka , India
ICC Note: A group of roughly 15 Bajrang Dal militants broke into a church service and severely beat several of the church members.
7/29/07 India (Voice of the Martyrs) — Approximately fifteen Bajrang Dal activists disrupted a worship service on July 29 in Sagar Taluka, Karnataka and beat those present, according to a July 29 report from the Global Council of Indian Christians. The militants, armed with cricket bats and knives, broke down the door of the Believer’s Church. They destroyed the furnishings and seriously injured several of the church members. They also destroyed a car and moped parked outside the building. A police complaint has been registered and arrests are expected. Police officers are also posted at the hospital to protect those injured in the attack.
Pray for healing for those injured in these attacks. Pray that this congregation will experience God’s peace that is beyond comprehension (Philippians 4:4-7). Pray that they will be encouraged to continue meeting together, despite the opposition (Hebrews 10:23-25).