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Evangelist’s House Burned in India

ICC Note

Pastor Nathaniel, his wife and other relatives were sleeping in the house at the time when Hindu radicals set the house on fire.

By James Varghese

Saturday, December 1, 2007 India (ANS) — Hindu radicals torched an evangelist’s house in India .

The Nov. 27 attack occurred in Gavelapally village, Medak district, Andhra Pradesh.

According to, Pastor Nathaniel, 23, his 18-year-old wife and other relatives were sleeping after concluding a prayer meeting. Unknown individuals taking advantage of the darkness set the house (which also doubled as prayer hall) on fire.

The family had been in bed since about 10.30 p.m. when the heat and smoke woke them up at about midnight. The fire consumed the family’s 300 square foot house, as well as two cows and a dozen chickens.

Nathnaniel’s family was unharmed, but he lost everything he owned.

The report carried by said it is believed Hindus radicals attacked the evangelist’s house because of his faith in Jesus Christ.