Pr. Prem Singh Chouhan accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour in 2008. After completing his Bible training from Jeevan Jyoti School for 1 year, he started ministering with Christian Evangelistic Assemblies (CEA) in 2011.
Pr. Prem is currently ministering in Katahari village, located in Kerakat Tehsil of Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Every Sunday around 250 believers attend the worship service.
On Sunday, 04th February, Worship service ended around 1:30 pm. Unexpectedly, Sub-Inspector, Mr. Shailender Pandey and a Constable entered the Church. They started taking photographs of the Church and demanded that the Pastor accompany them to the Police Station as they had received complaints of conversion. Immediately, all the believers who were around, began to testify that no one had been converted but that they had seen the visible power of God and experienced miracles and changes in their own lives.
Nevertheless, Pastor was taken to Thana Vadalapur on a Motorbike, seated between these 2 policemen. After a little distance, they were met by another 2 Police men, who transferred Pastor on to their bikes and took him to Badlapur Police Station,
As soon as he reached there, he was shocked to find an agitated mob of around 25 religious fanatics already waiting for him. They began to question him about his role as a Pastor, and why he did not worship Hanuman or Ram. Pastor Prem got a wonderful opportunity to witness about Jesus Christ. He talked about his own personal conversion and how he was saved by Jesus Christ and was delivered from all his sins.
In the meantime, the 150 believers who managed to locate Pastor, also arrived at the Police Station. They were also subjected to questions on why they were following Jesus Christ and each one of them spoke with conviction and faith about the healing power of Jesus’ blood. Many testified of being healed from Tuberculosis (TB), Demon possession, Cancer, Addiction etc. The Station in-charge was shocked at their faith and belief.
Last but not the least, the Village Pradhan (Village Headman), Mr. Anil Kumar, personally testified on the character of Pastor Prem. He advocated the release of the Pastor stating that he was ‘an honorable man’, not involved in any conversion activity or breaking the law. He also mentioned that the Christians were ‘like family’. Based on the testimony and affirmation of the Village Pradhan, and the assurance that they would not worship at his home in the future, Pastor Prem was released last night at around 8.00 pm.
Persecution Relief Team will be speaking to the Superintendent of Police and to the Village Pradhan, requesting permission for the worship service to continue from the same location and also for the protection of the Christians during service.
Church, please uphold this man of God and all the congregation in your prayers. We praise and thank God for displaying His strength through our weakness.
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.
For God is a “gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity” (Jonah 4:2.
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