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Maoists in Nepal recently accused an evangelist of defiling the harmony of society and ordered him to leave his village within seven days. Before telling him to leave, the communist Maoists asked the family to give up their Christian faith. They threatened to kill the evangelist and stayed with him for seven days before finally ordering him and hisfamily, including two children, to leave the village.

The evangelist had planted a church that had grown to more than 75 members in his rural Nepali village. A VOM field worker helped the family move into temporary housing while they look for a more permanent home. “It was very challenging to bring them here,” he said, “[but] thanks to our living God who helped us arrive very safe.” He said the family will plant a new church elsewhere after taking several days of rest. VOM Sources