Pastor Joshua Rajesh has been pastoring with Bethel Prayer Assembly in a non-residential rental place called Doctor garden, Marudur, Karamadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu state.
On 01 April, Sunday worship service was in progress. 3 unidentified persons walked into the Church while they were singing. Subsequently, as the service progressed, these men, secretly called other religious fanatics. Soon a mob of around 40 persons entered the Church premises and began beating men indiscriminately. Even the women were manhandled and abused with unparliamentary language.
Pastor Joshua was isolated and brutally beaten, clothes torn and humiliated in front of all the believers. Soon, the Sub Inspector Ramesh Kumar arrived on the scene of violence, and in spite of his presence, the radicals kept beating the believers. In stead of protecting the Christians, the guardians of the law just remained as mute spectators. It is alleged that the district administration is in complicity with the caste and religious outfits, trying to break down the resolve of the Christians.
Pastor is married to Sis Jhoncy and they have 2 children – one son and a daughter.
Please pray for Pastor, his family and the believers in the Church, to stand strong and press on in spite of the persecution.
Please also pray for the enemies of the gospel. While we pray for the good of our enemy, we pray that God would restrain their evil actions.
2018 Persecution Relief News
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