14 November, 2008

They Die for the "Church"--We Talk about Having Sex

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India – More than 70,000 Christians displaced in Orissa
UPDATE: The Voice of the Martyrs contacts working to assist believers affected by attacks in Orissa state report that more than 70,000 Christians have been displaced and forced to live in refugee camps.

"At the Peyton Sahi relief camp which houses 35 families and 130 distraught tribals, Chabila Naik, a man who ran an orphanage for 50 children in Sarangada spent three days in the forest after their houses and churches were razed [with fire]. He has not been reunited with the children," VOM sources said.

Stories coming from persecuted believers in Orissa are heartbreaking. Christians spent days hiding in the forest following the attacks that erupted on August 24, after the murder of a prominent Hindu leader by Maoist extremists. “One family which did not want to be named said they had to leave their elderly mother in the jungles while the others walked through rain and darkness for 60 hours to get out of Kandhmal,” VOM sources added.

"We had no choice; I could either save my wife and two kids, or stay with her and ask for death for all of us. But, I am sure God has saved her, though I have no idea where she is," the man told VOM sources with tears in his eyes.

VOM is assisting displaced believers in Orissa and other areas in India where persecution has spread. Pray for believers who face these intense hardships and have in some cases lost contact with family members. Ask God to protect them and provide for their needs. Pray their testimonies will draw nonbelievers into fellowship with Him.



Clellie said...

I am speechless.

Kathleen said...

Lin, I've been so encouraged by your strength to preach Christ, and Him crucified. I wish we were in the same congregation together, because I've learned so much from your witness online.

But then I remember that God has placed me where I'm at (not too far from you) and that He has a work for me here.

Keep preaching the truth, standing up for it against the waves of doctrines of men, which preach another Gospel (one that promotes "positionalism" -- I made that up just now -- that arranges people in classes to lord over.)

Lin said...

Kathleen, Blessings back to you, my sister!

Postionalism... I like that. :o) you have coined a great new descriptor. Karen coined 'Patriocentricity' and now we have 'positionalism'.

I get to use it, right? :o)

Kathleen said...

Lin, go right ahead! Take it for a spin! :)

Kathleen said...

When it comes right down to it, the only position that matters in the end is being "in Christ", right?

Lin said...

I agree. Praise His Name.