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Gospel For Asia: Missionary Identifying With Christ

Posted by Job on January 15, 2008

It was only 6:30 p.m. when Gospel for Asia missionary Girji Mathew started home from a prayer meeting on his bike. But it was very dark, and four men stopped him, shouting insults about Christians. By the time the four men were finished with Girji, they had left him for dead. Read the story here.

Every day, Christians and missionaries like Girji face persecution for their faith. I want you to know how much your prayers mean to them-and to me. You are standing with our family in Christ, and the Lord is faithful to them. May the Lord bless you.

Yours for the unreached,
K.P. Yohannan
K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President

It was only 6:30 p.m. when Gospel for Asia missionary Girji Mathew started home from a prayer meeting on his bike. Only an hour and a half before, he had gone to the prayer meeting even though it was getting dark and the sky threatened storms. Now, it was very dark and difficult to ride without hitting potholes.

Suddenly, four men stopped Girji, shouting insults about Christians to him. Then they began beating him severely, even smashing a large flashlight against his head. By the time the four men left Girji, they thought he was dead. They stole the missionary’s wristwatch, cell phone and $63 in cash.

Girji somehow managed to get to the next village, where some local people took him to the hospital. Girji told police what had happened, but they were not able to identify his attackers.

After medical treatment, Girji returned home, praising the Lord for saving his life and giving him the opportunity to identify with Jesus’ sufferings. However, there are some hindrances to his ministry. Fighting in his area has caused an evening curfew to be put in place, and no one is allowed to go outside at night, which makes his usual evening prayer meetings impossible.

Girji asks for prayer for his ministry to continue despite the obstacles, and for the Lord to bring much fruit. Read more about Girji Mathew’s state, West Bengal.   How real is persecution to the Church in Asia?

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