Church Forced to Stop Worship Services
On the morning of Sunday, 04th February, while the congregation of 30 believers of El Shaddai Church, Telangana, were engaged in the Worship service, a mob of religious fundamentalists trespassed into the Church, shouting slogans and abuses, demanding that the community stop their religious worship activities.
Pastor Isaac Peter has been pastoring El Shaddai Church for the past 10 years, at Rajanna Sircilla District, in Telangana. Originally from a different religion, he had a miraculous personal encounter with Jesus Christ 20 years ago. The incident transformed his life that he committed to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.
As always, for the past one year, around 30 believers gather for Sunday Worship Service at this rented place. Worship started at 11 a.m. and around 12 noon, while the meeting was in progress, a mob of religious fundamentalists trespassed into the Church. Using intimidation and threats of beating, the mob forced the worshippers to leave the premises. They made the Pastor lock the premises and leave the area.
By the grace and mercy of God, the Believers moved to another location and continued the worship service.
El Shaddai Church represent another alarming example of India’s growing intolerance, leaving the community vulnerable to attacks by hard-liners.
Church pray that God would intervene to protect His people, to protect their religious right to worship Him. Pray for next week’s worship service, that God would open doors and remove every hindrance in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
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