Urgent prayer request for India people in YWAM being slaughtered.

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Urgent prayer request for India people in YWAM being slaughtered.

Post by hisbeauty4ashes on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:02 pm

Subject: URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS FOR YWAM IN INDIA... please READ &

PRAY!


This is a request for prayer for YWAM missionaries and
their
churches in Orissa, India. The request came from Mable Hurst, an

associate of HCJB Global. Please read and make this a matter of
urgent
prayer.

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
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in Him,
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Re: Urgent prayer request for India people in YWAM being slaughtered.

Post by Dove-Solutions on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:58 am

Wow! I will be praying for them everyday. Please keep us posted on the situation over there.

Thanks for letting us know.

Love in Christ,

Connie praying praying praying


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Post by cha24ampong on Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:53 am

We need to pray for them. For the bible says the prayer of the righteous one availeth much and with God all things are possible. We in the western world do not suffer much persecution but we need to understand the bible says all who shall live godly shall suffer persecution. May the LORD take care of His own as He grants them favor or provides a way of escape for them as He did for David when he was being chased by Saul the king. May the LORD be the extra person with them as He was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fire.

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Post by butterfly on Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:27 pm

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