07/02/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In February, a group of new Christians in India gathered for worship. That evening, a group of Hindu nationalists confronted the Christians, beat them and demanded that they abandon their newfound faith. These Christians held fast to their faith, causing the extremists to beat them even more severely. While some of the villagers were able to flee into their homes, others were forced to spend the night hiding in the nearby forest. The attackers eventually warned the Christians that they could either deny Christianity or leave the village, threatening to kill them if they continue practicing their faith in the village.
Thankfully, the injured Christians received the necessary first aid treatment the morning after the ambush. However, having fled the village with nothing but the clothes on their backs, many were in need of basic day-to-day necessities. ICC stepped in to provide three families with a two-month supply of food, as well as clothing, blankets, luggage, kitchen supplies, and rent assistance.
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