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Opposition to the Gospel and Missionaries On Rise in Many Districts of Jharkhand

GEMS missionary was threatened & abused by Bajrang Dal in Hazaribagh; believers were threatened to not to go to church in Palamu and VHP in its meeting at Dumka has threatened Christian missionaries to leave India.
 
 
Missionary Abused in Hazaribagh
Bro. Bhola Prasad serves as a missionary at Badkagaon of Hazaribagh (PEACE 1 Zone). On 5th October 2017 when he was returning home after ministry, around 12:30 PM four people belonging to Bajrang Dal took hold of Bro. Bhola, snatched his bag & phone, tore all the gospel tracts and broke his bicycle. Having pressed a wooden rod to his chest they forced him to say “Jai Bajrang Bali” and “Mai Hindu Hoon” (I am a Hindu). When he refused to say they threatened to kill him and used abusive words. They took video of this entire incident and threatened him to leave the place and to preach Jesus.
 
 
Believers Threatened in Palamu
On 1st Oct 2017 a group of RSS members threatened the Christian believers of GEMS church, Rajhara in the Palamu District (Jharkhand Zone) to not to go to church. After this incident some of the old believers of the church went and met with the opposers and asked them the reason for stopping the believers from going to church, for which they had no reason. By the grace of God, the church service was conducted peacefully on 8th October.
 
 
On 20th Oct 2016 the Sangh affiliates published false news in Dainik Jagran against the GEMS church here (http://news.gemsbihar.org/2016/10/persecution-of-believers-and-opposition.html).
 
Missionary Service Threatened in Dumka
On 9th October 2017 Dainik Jagran reported on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) two days program held in the Agrasan Bhawan, Dumka. One of the regional leaders Dr. Surendra Jain threatened the Christian missionaries to leave India and that they will hold a rally ‘Leave India’ and that they will not let even a single Christian missionary to live in India. This is a direct threat to the lives of Christians and Christian missionaries whose contribution to the development of the State of Jharkhand is mountainous and its foundation; either it be education or medical or humanitarian services.
 
 

Pray for the opposition which is against the Christians and missionaries in Jharkhand. Pray for the recent incidents of threatening of believers & missionaries at Hazaribagh, Palamu and Dumka. Pray for the believers to be strong in the Lord and for their and the missionaries’ protection. Pray that they opposers may know the truth of the gospel & the love of Jesus and may also realize the contribution of Christian missionaries to the state of Jharkhand. 
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