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Persecuted Church

One of the most exciting mission agencies I know of is one called Gospel for Asia, which works to create and sponsor missionaries in Asian countries out of those countries' inhabitants--native missionaries. This concept not only saves lots of money (an Indian missionary in India, for example, can live for tons less than an American living in the same place, because Indian missionaries wouldn't be used to as many comforts as an American would need), but the native missionary concept greatly cuts down on cultural barriers. I strongly encourage you to check them out.

The real reason I am writing about them now, though, is because I got an e-mail about a Hindu extremist group who has taken over a church in India and is threatening to do a massive, village-by-village, forceful conversion of any Christians back to Hinduism. You can read about it here, but it would be even better if we prayed for our Indian brothers and sisters in Christ.

Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
--3 John 1:5-8