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India: Update on Manini Digal

On August 28th, 2008, Manini Digal was 17 years old when her village in Orissa State (now referred to as Odisha State) was attacked by militant Hindus whose intent was to target Christians. As a result of the attack, in which several injuries were inflicted upon Manini and various members of her family, she suffered severe burns on her body. Members of VOM Canada’s ministry team visited Manini in 2009 and were impressed by this young woman’s unwavering faith, especially after enduring such a violent and almost life-ending assault. Greg Musselman has exciting news to announce regarding an upcoming event that will soon be taking place in Manini’s life!

Date: October 23, 2020
Length: 6:10
From: The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

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Current Ministry Projects

In addition to providing persecuted Christians legal support and rehabilitation assistance, VOMC cares for children of martyrs by ensuring they have a safe home in which to be nurtured both physically and spiritually. VOMC also partners to equip Christians in India with Biblical training and offers specialized ministry to further strengthen and support marginalized, persecuted Christian women.

Project Funds: Families of Martyrs, Equipping the Saints, Legal Defence, Relief and Development, Women’s Ministry

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
1,339,330,514 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Indo-Aryan (72), Dravidian (25), Mongoloid and other (3)

Religion (%)
Hinduism (79.8), Muslim (14.2), Christianity (2.3), Sikh (1.7), other (2)

Leader
President Ram Nath Kovind (2017)

Government type
Federal parliamentary republic

Legal system
Based on English common law; separate personal law codes apply to Christians, Hindus and Muslims.

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for India

Despite the intimidation and violence that have taken place in many of India's states, may Christians wisely yet unashamedly preach the Gospel. Pray that indigenous Christians and foreign missionaries will minister in ways that do not hint at fraudulent conversions, unmasking the intentions behind the anti-conversion legislation. Intercede for India's leaders, that they may reign with justice and righteousness.

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