Two churches in eastern Nepal were bombed on 15 September by a Hindu radical group demanding that Nepal be a Hindu nation.
Both the Jyoti Church in Damak-10 and Emmanuel Church in Khajurgachi were significantly damaged, while a bomb planted at a church in Gauradha did not detonate.
The radical group, Hindu Morcha Nepal, left flyers at each church warning that all Christian leaders must reconvert to Hinduism.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the bombings.
The bombings came after a constituent assembly rejected a proposal to revert Nepal to a Hindu state. Over 30 people have been killed in protests over the draft constitution since last month.
After meeting with the pastors of the bombed churches, the VOM contact wrote, “Please pray for the peace and safety of the people.”
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA, World Watch Monitor
- Ask the Lord to protect the believers affected. Pray the Lord will strengthen the church leaders so they will in turn give courage to their church members.
- Pray the believers will exemplify the love of God through consistent love and prayer for those who persecute them (Matthew 5:43-48).
- Pray for the perpetrators, that they will have an opportunity to clearly hear the Gospel and respond.
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