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INDIAN PASTOR BEATEN, THROWN INTO DITCH–BUT PERSECUTORS SHOCKED BY WHAT GOD DOES NEXT

May 27, 2018 by Brett Tarbell in Asia, Stories of Persecution

One pastor’s story of a faith that cost him everything in India, and a Savior that is faithful to the point of death.

The Church in India is growing at an unprecedented rate, with village church pastors forging a burgeoning movement. In January 2015, more than 1 million people converted to Christianity at a single-tent revival event. Increasingly, the leaders of these churches are bearing the brunt of persecution in India, often finding themselves the first target of Hindu extremists, especially when extremists begin to see the impact of these leaders and their passion to share the gospel.

When Hindu nationalists learned Pastor Tilak’s ministry had led 40 families to Christ, they urged the Naxalites, a communist insurgency group in India, to silence him. But no one, including the Naxalites and Hindu extremists, anticipated what God would do the night Tilak was attacked…[Continue Reading]