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Opposition to the Gospel in a Bihar Village Announced thru Newspaper

Opposers of the Gospel have threatened the missionaries, thru the newspaper Hindustan, with dire consequences for the service of GEMS in village Suara in the Dehri block of Bihar.


Sikaria ON (Operation Nehemiah) is an initiative of GEMS Sikaria Zone through which the prayer cells of GEMS campus reach out to the nearby villages. One of the villages reached is Suara in Dehri block. The members of the prayer cell led by Bro. Franklin (GIANT Coordinator) have been ministering for the past two years here. Last year there was verbal opposition by some people.


On 22nd September 2017 the Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ carried a news article titled ‘Opposition Against Conversion’. The article says that members of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh have made allegations against Christian missionaries of conversion and a representation had met with the SDM. The newspaper has stated the words of one Mahendra Pratap Singh, a leader of this Sangh that poor Hindus are converted through allurement. Through this publication they have threatened the missionaries with dire consequences if they go the village on Sunday, 24th September 2017.


The conversion charges and the use of allurement to do so are false and the newspaper Hindustan has not contacted the missionary to publish their statement. In order to be safe from being punished legally for printing defamatory statement (Section 501) & for threatening (Section 503) the newspaper has cunningly avoided publishing the name of the person or organization; yet have communicated a threat.


Pray for the opposition which is against the ministry in Suara village; pray for the ministry to continue with God’s protection and provision. Pray that the opposers may know the truth of the gospel and the love of Jesus and be transformed. Pray for newspapers and media to be truthful in their publications. 
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