Standing Firm in the Midst of Persecution – Pastor 16 Update June 2024

Praise the Lord!

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dear supporters and prayer partners, thank you for your prayers and financial support. We are praying for your family and your country. By the grace of God my family and I are doing well. God has kept us safe.

Last month, I got chance to lead the Sunday service in village. I had fellowship with them with the Word of God. I am teaching them from book of Ephesians.

Three new families called us to have home prayer meetings last month. We had fellowship with them. I also got an opportunity to preach at a birthday program last month.

Last month was very difficult time in our area. A radical group tried to stop the house churches. They shut down a few churches with the help of the government authority. The police know this group has the goal to close all of the churches in our district. Because of that, we visited the district collector. We submitted an application to him through the Christian form. By the grace of God, he accepted the application and allowed our churches to conduct prayer. There are still many churches in our area struggling with that.

Last month, in the mist of problem (of churches being attacked) we were able to conduct our graduation program. Five students graduated.

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for my children to grow in the fear and knowledge of the Lord and for their final exam.
  • Please pray that the Lord will intervene in the problem the world is facing.
  • Please pray for the village ministry in our local area. Pray that the villagers may grow in Lord’s Word.
  • Please pray for the new family to grow in Lord
  • Please pray for the Christians of our state to stand in the Lord in the midst of persecution.


Pastor 16* and Family

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