Fanatics breach into Pastors home.Bihar
Pastor Manoj Kumar Thakur lives in Sinuara, which is a village panchayat located in the Darbhanga district of the state of Bihar ,India. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord in 2007. His passion and love for Jesus got him to serve the Lord and he started a church in his house which is a shed with a tin roof top. Around 60 Christians gather every Sunday for Prayer.
Last Sunday, the prayer service was conducted as usual. But that same evening at around 4pm, 4 people on 2 motorbikes stopped right in front of the Pastor’s house. The Pastor’s wife, Renu was standing outside to watch their children play. Since the gate was open, these 4 people walked right in and approached Sister Renu. They begun interrogating her saying, “what is happening inside your house, are you converting people?” She boldly replied, “what do you mean?” She said, “it’s our house and we along with other Christians pray together there, how can u say that’s conversion? Don’t we have the freedom to worship in our house? Who are you to question us?
The Pastor who was inside the house came out to see what the commotion was all about. The men then begun to question the Pastor, “how much money are you paying people for converting?” The Pastor confidently responded, “what do you mean? We get together to pray in our house just like you conduct a pooja in your house, and who has given you all the authority to get into our house and speak to us like this?”
The men who were rather agitated by the boldness of the Pastor and his wife, suddenly barged into the Pastors home showing no remorse of invading someone’s privacy and started taking a video of the house in spite of the Pastor trying to stop them.
Identifying the four people, Pastor Manoj said that one was from the same village as his and the remaining 3 from other villages.
We request your prayers for Pastor Manoj and his family, that they may continue without to worship the Lord with boldness and courage.
Pastor Uttam who was also a Religious fanatic but was miraculously transformed by God from Saul to Paul, informed us about this incident. His testimony must inspire us to pray for all those who persecute Christians, that many would be touched by God’s transforming power.
Persecution Relief has recorded 330 incidents of hate crime against Christians in 2016, 440 incidents in 2017, 477 incidents in 2018 and in 2019 we have recorded 527 incidents of Christian Persecution against Christians in India.
US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) ranked India’s persecution severity at “Tier 2” along with Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the past seven years, India has risen from No. 31 to No. 10 on Open Doors’ World Watch List, ranking just behind Iran in persecution severity.
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