Hindu radicals in India beat Pastor Augustine Jayraj and two other Christian men and had them arrested by local police on 23 July because of their Christian outreach to a village.
A group of 20 RSS members (a Hindu nationalist organisation) stopped the playing of the Jesus film partway through the video, locked the three men in a room and called police.
The men were beaten, arrested and charged with forced conversions.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
• Pray that the pastor and these Christian workers will be able to continue their ministry and will be spurred on to boldly preach the Gospel. Pray for their physical healing.
• Pray the Christians in the area will not be discouraged but will act as valuable witnesses for the Gospel.
• Pray for the RSS members and the police involved; may the Lord bring them to see the message of the Gospel is a free gift and not the result of coercion (Ephesians 2:8-9).
INDIA: Christian Leader Killed by Militants