Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Prayer Sought for Students, Missionary Attacked while Sharing the Gospel

Gospel for Asia
For Immediate Release

These three Bible college students and their leader, Kamik Sandbahor (far right), were severely beaten by a gang of more than two dozen anti-Christian radicals. Today GFA leaders are asking that believers around the world pray for their recovery.

SOUTH ASIA (ANS) -- Gospel for Asia leaders in both Asia and America are asking for prayer for three Bible college students and a GFA-supported missionary leader who were severely beaten.

Kamik Sandbahor, who serves on the staff of the GFA state office, was leading a team of students from a local Bible college as they visited villagers in a rural community. Kamik, Jatrinda, Ajmal and Sanjavin were handing out Christian literature when they were attacked by a gang of about 25 young men wielding iron rods and sticks.

"Yesterday, these faithful servants were receiving medical treatment in a hospital for the injuries inflicted by these anti-Christian radicals," said GFA President K.P. Yohannan.

 "Today, they are a bit discouraged that their expressions of love and concern for the people were returned with violence and injury.

"I ask that Christians around the world pray for these young men, that God will strengthen and heal them, and fill their spirits with His encouragement.

"Pray also for their persecutors, that their hearts will be softened by the example of love shown by these students and their courageous leaders."

Gospel for Asia is an evangelical mission organization based in Carrollton, Texas, involved in sharing the love of Jesus across South Asia.

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