Pastor attacked by Hindu militants in Andhra Pradesh, India
October 14, 2009
(christiansunite.com) - Pastor Vanamali Parishudham (35) was brutally assaulted by Hindu militants in Yellareddygudam village in Andhra Pradesh on September 20. The militants attacked the pastor while he walking home from a Sunday worship service, battering him with sharp-edged metal rods.
He was left for dead in the middle of the road, unconscious and bleeding profusely from his head. He was later taken to a local hospital where he received six stitches.
At last report, he was undergoing head scans to detect any internal injuries. Commenting on the incident, Pastor Parishudham said: "I am scared and fear facing more attacks in the future, but I will continue to preach and go to the prayer house."
Pray for healing for Pastor Parishudham. Pray that he will grow in Christlikeness as he suffers for his faith (James 1:2-4). Pray that the faithfulness of Indian Christians will be a light that draws others to Christ.
For more information on the persecution of Christians in India, go to www.persecution.net/india.htm.