Authorities arrested Aju Mathew as he took 14 poor children living in a Christian children’s home on a field trip in southern India. They then falsely charged him with human trafficking and the conversion of minors.
Aju spent 42 days in prison, enduring poor conditions and intense interrogations, but he also built relationships with other prisoners and shared his testimony. Despite the harsh treatment in prison, guards allowed Aju to have a Bible. Before he was released from prison, Aju gave the Bible to a Muslim who had recognised his own sin.
Aju, now free, reports he is closer to the Lord than he has ever been.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray for Aju as he starts his life again with an emboldened faith. Ask for the Lord’s leading for Aju.
- Pray for the prisoners Aju shared God’s love with, including the Muslim man who is reading his Bible.
- Pray for the children, in the children’s home; may they have an opportunity to grow in their understanding of the love of Christ.