Dr. Love and I have friends who are missionaries in their own country of India. This morning we received the following email. Please add your prayers to ours for our dear brothers & sisters!
Our ministry team from Orissa called me a couple of hours back. Kindly note the following:
1. We have two children's homes (Bethlehem & Siloam) in Orissa - the fanatics came today and asked our houseparents to shut the homes and send back kids within 24 hours. There are 28 kids in these two homes. All bigger Christian orphanages are already closed in the state. Our kids come from 3 days walking distance - from remote villages. Normally they walk a day and rest in a village then start walking the next day and rest in a village and start again the third day to get home. We gave permission to the houseparents ( Solomon and Sumantho are leaders who graduated from Logos) to send back kids immediately. Please pray for their safety and protection.
2. We have 25 churches in remote villages in Orissa. Pullo Majhi who is a Logos graduate is the ministry coordinator for church planting. We couldn't get in touch with him. Our understanding is that most of the Christians are hiding in jungles for last three days since persecution intensified. They are hiding in forests without food. Only 1.5 % Christians in Orissa. Please pray for them.
3. One of Logos students Sukanth is in tears because his parents and relatives left the village to hid in jungles because of Hindu militant attacks. They had to run away last December when persecution became severe. They came back to the village only a couple of months back. His parents are old. Please pray for him and his relatives.
Couple of Christians are burnt alive in Orissa. Please pray for those who are in great sorrow.
Our hearts go after our fellow Christians. Please join us in prayer for them. We are conducting special prayers in Logos College and in our churches for our brethren.
Thanks for joining us in prayer.