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India: Christian Attacked for Distributing Bibles

In this episode, we meet the wife and daughter of Dr. K. A. Swamy, a Christian man who was left in a nearly vegetative state after being attacked for distributing Bibles in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Although the attack, which was carried out by Hindu extremists in January of 2017, has devastated his family – not their faith in Jesus!

Dr. Swamy’s wife Sujatha shares about the challenges she has faced while caring for her husband, and the need for her to rely on the Lord for strength as she now raises her two daughters. In addition, she has learned the importance of forgiving her husband’s attackers for the pain they have caused her and her family.

Host Greg Musselman also reports on the recent death of an Indian pastor, Vinod Kumar, who was likely killed for his Christian activities.

Date: July 22, 2021
Length: 19:00
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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