Join the Generosity Movement (Jan '13)
Early last month, in a city in Madhya Pradesh, India, a group of Christian Believers gathered for a two-day prayer meeting. The pastor led the lively group of worshippers in songs of worship and prayer when a group of fifty Hindu extremists violently interrupted the meeting.
The irate group of Hindu radicals, which included some women, rushed into the room chanting angry anti-Christian slogans. The next few minutes saw the unleashing of unbridled violence. According to eyewitnesses, they even attacked the women. The extremists brutally beat the pastor all the way to the police station where they charged and arrested him under Sections 3 and 4 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act. This anti-conversion law outlaws forcible conversion through force, fraud, or allurement. However, extremists' interpretation of the law enables authorities to arrest and charge Christians on a whim.
The Christian population of 170,381 in Madhya Pradesh is minuscule in comparison with the total population in the state, which is 60,348,023. This small remnant has come under severe attack in recent times. A local advocate acknowledged that the police are under intense pressure from extreme right-wing Hindu groups to register petty charges leveled against Christians.
It is against this background of viciousness and violence that pastors and Christian leaders in this 10/40 Window nation bring the Gospel to the people.
The time has come again to train the 10/40 Window leaders in strategic level prayer, evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and leadership. The Leadership Training Summit will be held in Sudan in March 2013. You are invited to join hands with Window International Network to sponsor a 10/40 Window delegate. The average cost for a delegate is $2,500. Please invest in a 10/40 Window leader, online, at https://win1040.com/donate.
Pray for God's leading and guidance in the planning of the WIN Summit (The Bible, Psalm 143:10).
Pray for God's anointing over the organizers and delegates of the Summit (The Bible, Isaiah 61:1).
Pray for Christian Believers and pastors in the 10/40 Window nations, who continue to strive for the Kingdom of God amid hardships and danger (The Bible, Isaiah 52:7).
Pray for God's abundant blessing upon the financial partners of WIN. (The Bible, Luke 6:38).
Sources: Census India, Evangelical Fellowship of India, Rutgers
This article originally appeared in the January 2013 Edition of the Win 10/40 Reporter.
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