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Police in India arrested nine adults travelling with a group of 60 children to a holiday Bible school program.

The children and their chaperones sang Christian songs and read the Bible as they travelled by train, attracting the attention of a group of Hindu extremists.

As soon as the train reached its destination, the militants called the police. When the police arrived, they arrested the adults and called the children’s parents to come and collect them.

The adults were charged with kidnapping and converting people to another religion by force. After more than 40 days in jail, three of the adults were released on bail. The other six, however, are still being held.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that the jailed Christians trust in God their father and fully depend on Him during this difficult trial.
    Pray they will have an opportunity to encourage one another. Pray they will soon be released.
  • Pray this experience may be used by the Lord to strengthen the faith of the children involved and
    their parents.
  • Commit to the Lord the Hindu’s who called the police and all those in authority involved in the case.