Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Open Doors: China, India

China: * Gao Wei (pseudonym) was an active leader for several years, first in the state controlled Three Self Patriotic Movement church, then in an unregistered house church until 2004. As pastor, teacher, evangelist and youth leader, he was consistently being monitored, chased and harassed by the government. After years of being hotly pursued, with the intent of protecting his family, he fled to a Western country. Even now, it is too dangerous to reveal his real name. Read More>>

Please join us in prayer:

-For this man of God, and for the protection of his family and friends.
-That those he has ministered to will take up the fight in his absence.
-For courage among Chinese Christians to suffer similar opposition.
-That the Chinese government will be unable to detect and destroy the ministries of similar men and women.

India: * After discussing a land dispute in Khamachon village in Nawanshahr district, an Indian woman from Canada slapped Balhar Singh, the pastor of Doaba Punjabi Christian Sabha. Accusing the pastor of "forcible conversion", Surjeet Kaur and three unidentified youths beat the Christian leader so severely that he required hospital treatment.
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Please join us in prayer:

-For health, faith and perseverance of Balhar Singh as he continues to lead his church in loving neighbors and enemies alike.
-That those who persecute Christ's followers will one day know Him too.
-For the courage and commitment of Indian Christians to truly be the love of Christ to their Hindu neighbors.

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