Pastor beaten during Sunday Worship service, Karnataka

Pastor beaten during Sunday Worship service, Karnataka

Pravadhana Prarthna Mandira, is an independent Church Pastored by Pastor Arjun. Every week, Christians gather at the residence of one Sis. Kasturu, at Gadag District, Karnataka.

The incident was narrated to Persecution Relief by the Pastor Peter, translating for Pastor Arjun, who could only speak in his native language, who also ministers in the same village.

On 27 May, 2018, Sunday Worship had started as usual, at 9 am. Around 10:30am, a mob of religious fanatics entered the congregation and started abusing, shouting, screaming and terrorizing the congregation.

They walked up to Pastor Arjun and started beating him.

“Why do you pray here?

Why do you conduct prayer meetings here?

Why are your converting these people to Christianity?

How much money have you received?

They also beat the congregated Christians indiscrimately, warning them not to conduct meetings again. Badly beaten and humiliated, Pastor Arjun was rushed to Government hospital in Naragund and discharged after treatment

Local Christian Leaders reached the spot and approached the local Police Station. An application was submitted about the incident.

Police SI, Mr. Talwar, called the persecutors who had beaten up Pastor and the Christians. On the assurance that they will not harass or intimidate the Pastor and the Christians, a compromise was mediated between them.

Speaking to Persecution Relief, Bro. Ravi who is anassociate of Pastor Arjun for the past 6 years, was very apprehensive and concerned about Pastor’s health.

“Our Pastor was brutally beaten and it is only by God’s grace that his life was spared”.

A similar incident occurred 3yearsago when Pastor Arjun was
badly beaten. In fact, Pastor is still required to visit the police station every month.

Church, please pray that Pastor Arjun may be acquitted from all cases and continue serving the Lord faithfully.

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