Thursday, September 15, 2011

Imprisonment Didn't Deter Pastor's Ministry

According to, a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor in South Asia was recently released from prison after serving 17 months for being falsely accused of being part of an insurgent terrorist group. But Roshan Kuma made the most of his time behind bars. "While he was in prison, he was actually sharing the gospel with all the inmates," said GFA spokesman Daniel Punnose. "And so he was kind of doing prison ministry while being in prison. And by God's grace, a lot of the prisoners were able to give their hearts to Christ because of his testimony." Punnose explained that the prison conditions were poor and many prisoners were difficult to handle, so the fact that Kuma endured and effectively presented the gospel to them was an "indication of his character." Despite his imprisonment, his church of about 100 members continued to grow during his absence.

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