Christians in the state of Chhattisgarh have faced a tough time since coronavirus restrictions were placed in India.
According to a VOM worker, they face four main challenges: they are not allowed to farm, which is their main source of income; they live in ongoing fear of social ex-communication; they are prohibited from using communal wells; and their Christian activities are closely monitored.
Villages where there are three or fewer Christian families, impose strict guidelines on the Christians; if they perform any Christian activity in their house, they will be ex-communicated, and their land and property will be taken away. For this reason, Christian families sometimes limit church attendance to once a month, walking great distances to attend. Pray for 15 families in particular whom VOM is supporting at this time.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Ask the Lord to provide spiritual encouragement and practical provision to these families who have been targeted and are suffering.
- Pray the strength and uncompromising faith of these families may be used by the Lord as a witness for the power of the Gospel and the love of Christ.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to be at work in those who currently oppose the Gospel to bring transforming and powerful change.
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