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Pastor Ramdrash and his wife Sunita have been ministering in a small church since 2001.

Over the years, they’ve endured frequent threats from members of the surrounding community.

On 21 February, Sunita was approached by someone in the village who asked if she would come to pray for someone who had allegedly been ill. She innocently went with the villager, and then suddenly disappeared.

Sources: Voice of the Martyrs Canada, PAOC contacts

When his wife did not return, Pastor Ramdrash went searching for her but was unsuccessful.

He approached the police but did not receive any help initially. Later, in-country ministry partners were able to assist him in filing a police report.

Eventually, investigating officials discovered that Sunita’s abductors made arrangements for human traffickers to purchase her; the traffickers then sold her to a brothel in the state of Rajasthan, which is located over 1,400 kilometres away. Thankfully, through the continued prayers of concerned believers, police were finally able to rescue Sunita about a month after she was initially abducted.
The captors have since been arrested, and Sunita is now staying with her husband and children in a safehouse. While grateful to be rescued and reunited with her family, this pastor’s wife is presently in need of healing after the trauma she experienced.

Let us pray.

  • Praise God that this Christian woman has been safely rescued and reunited with her family.
  • Pray for Sunita’s complete recovery as she heals from the aftermath and trauma of the horrific ordeal. Pray too for her husband, Pastor Ramdrash, and their children, as they come to grips with what has happened and make plans for their future ministry.
  • Pray for the local church, that they would show prayerful and practical love and care for this family.

VOM Canada’s Greg Musselman interviewed Emma Dipper, the founding Director of Gender and Religious Freedom and a ministry partner with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, to discuss Sunita’s situation. Go to to view this report.