New India Bible Church Pastor & Wife Attacked In Midnight Assault
10/16/07 India (Evangelical Fellowship of India) Rev. T. C. Joseph and wife Ammini, of New India Bible Church , Mannanthavady, Wayanad, Kerala, were cruelly attacked by a group of more than ten masked men at their church parsonage during the early hours on Sunday the 14th October, 2007. The unidentified group first cut off power to the church building and parsonage and then damaged phone lines before breaking open into the pastors residence about 2.30 am. In the melee which followed, Joseph was repeatedly beaten with steel rods and stamped upon by boot wearing assailants. When wife, Ammini ran to her husbands rescue she was assaulted on the head leaving her with a multiple bleeding wounds from scalp injuries.
Both husband and wife are in a serious condition and have been admitted to the local government hospital. The attack is said to be the handiwork of fanatic Hindu elements. A police case has been registered and the blood bathed parsonage has been sealed for further investigation. The local Superintendent of Police has visited the victims in the hospital and assured them of assistance and protection.
Please pray for peace in the area and for the physical healing and restoration of the Joseph family. Pray that the perpetrators of this crime would know the Truth, receive Gods Love and be recipients of His forgiveness and grace.