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    urgent prayer request for INDIA

    PASS THE REQUEST TO YOUR CHRISTIAN NETWORK. URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!

    Dear beloved sponsors and friends of Good News India .

    We have never seen anything like this. We
    Knew that Orissa was the most resistant and hostile State in India as
    Far as the Gospel is concerned. And we brushed off the continuous
    Threats and harassment we faced as we went about His work. But
    None of our staff imagined that they would see this kind of carnage....
    And it seems to be totally under the radar of the Western Media ....
    Let me explain.... A militant Hindu priest and 4 of his attendants,
    Who were zealously going around the villages of Orissa and
    'reconverting' people back to Hinduism, were gunned down by unknown
    Assailants in Central Orissa last weekend. Immediately the
    Christians were blamed. The cry rose up...'Kill the Christians!'
    And the horror began.... In the past 4 days, we have first hand
    Witness to hundreds of churches being blown up or burned and many, many
    Dozens of Christian tribals have been slaughtered. For no other reason
    Than they bear the name of Christ.

    Night and day I have been in
    Touch with our Good News India Directors spread across 14 Dream
    Centers in Orissa... They are right in the middle of all this chaos.
    In Tihidi, just after the police came to offer protection, a group of
    70 blood-thirsty militants came to kill our staff and destroy the home.
    They were not allowed to get in, but they did a lot of damage to our
    Dream Center by throwing rocks and bricks and smashing our gate, etc.
    They have promised to come back and 'finish the job.' Our kids and
    Staff are locked inside and have stayed that way with doors and windows
    Shut for the past 3 days. It has been a time of desperately calling
    On the Lord in prayer.

    More police have come to offer protection. In
    Kalahandi, the police and some local sympathizers got to our
    Dream center and gave our staff and kids about 3 minutes notice to
    Vacate. No one had time to even grab a change of clothes or any
    Personal belonging. As they fled, the blood thirsty mob came to kill
    Everyone in the building. We would have had a mass funeral there, but
    For His grace. In Phulbani, the mob came looking for Christian
    Homes and missions. The local Hindu people, our neighbors turned them
    Away by saying that there were no Christians in this area. So they left.
    We had favor. The same thing happened in Balasore.

    All our dream centers are under lock down with the kids and staff huddled inside and
    Police outside. The fanatics are circling outside waiting for a chance
    To kill. Others were not so fortunate. In a nearby
    Catholic orphanage, the mob allowed the kids to leave and locked up a Priest and
    A computer teacher in house and burned them to death. Many believers
    Have been killed and hacked into pieces and left on the road.... Even
    Women and children. At another orphanage run by another
    Organization, when this began, the Director and his wife jumped on
    Their motorbike and simply fled, leaving all the children and staff
    Behind. Every one of our GNI directors that I have spoken to said: 'We
    Stay with our kids.... We live together or die together, but we will
    Never abandon what God has called us to do.' More than 5000
    Christian families have had their homes burned or destroyed. They have
    Fled into the jungles and are living in great fear waiting for the
    Authorities to bring about peace. But so far, no peace is foreseen.
    This will continue for another 10 days.... Supposedly the 14 day
    Mourning period for the slain Hindu priest. Many more Christians will
    Die and their houses destroyed. Many more churches will be smashed
    Down. The Federal government is trying to restore order and perhaps
    Things will calm down. We ask for your prayers. Only the Hand of God
    Can calm this storm. None of us know the meaning of persecution. But
    Now our kids and staff know what that means. So many of our kids coming
    From Hindu backgrounds are confused and totally bewildered at what is
    Happening around them. So many of their guardians have fled into the
    Jungles and are unable to come and get them during these trying times.
    Through all this, I am more determined than ever to continue with
    Our goal: the transformation of a community by transforming its
    Children. Orissa will be saved... That is our heart's cry. If we can
    Take these thousands of throw-away children and help them to become
    disciples of Jesus, they will transform an entire region. It is a
    long term goal, but it is strategic thinking in terms of the Great
    Commission. What can you do? First, please uphold all this in
    fervent prayer. Second, pass this e-mail on to as many friends as you
    can. We must get the word out and increase our prayer base for this is
    spiritual warfare at its most basic meaning. We are literally fighting
    the devil in order to live for His Kingdom. The next 10 days are
    crucial. We pray for peace and calm to pervade across Orissa.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please pass it on and help
    us to get as many people to partner with us on this cutting edge effort
    to fulfill His mandate: Go and make disciples of all nations....
    Prayer works!

    Blessings, Chip & Sandy Wanner Col 2:2 MBI
    Team Facilitators to YWAM frontlines

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    Greetings graceonmaloya,

    thank you for sharing this with us all.

    Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ the Lord, let us not tire of this news, but rather, let us pray even more earnestly as we hear more news of this situation in Orissa....

    these are our brothers and sisters who are being brutally persecuted.... our brothers and our sisters.....

    PLEASE continue to pray..... please,

    in Jesus name



    Bless you ....><>

    Br. Bear

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    thanks

    Dear brother
    Greetings to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

    thanks a lot for your prayer support
    Jagan

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    the church is praying also

    i have just come from our 30th church anniversary at Manila, Philippines last Sunday and I'm amazed to know that our Church (mother church) is also praying for India. India was one of the prayers aired during the ministering time. And i believe this will continue.

    I thank God for the privilege to be a part of what He will be doing to this nation. Even just in prayers.

    We're standing in prayer with you Bro. Jagan.

    May God continue to sustain the Christians there in all their needs, their lives, and their faith.

    We continue to declare Jesus Is Lord over India and the state of Orissa and neighboring regions as well!

    God bless you Bro. and God bless India.

    In Christ,



    Sis. Reymielin
    Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 :hands:

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