India

India: A Pandemic and Persecution

The nation of India is struggling under the weight of a pandemic that has sick people being turned away from hospitals that have run out of beds and oxygen as the numbers of new cases rise to record levels each day and the death toll mounts. The situation in the world’s second most populous nation is heart breaking. Greg Musselman talked with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada partner Ramchand Saranu of Youth With A Mission India about the crisis in his nation, which has claimed the lives of dozens of pastors and the ongoing persecution of Christians.

Date: April 30, 2021
Length 7:30
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

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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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