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Persecution at Chirayinkeezzh Brethren Assembly, Trivandrum, Kerala

Posted by Brethren News on March 12, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments ()




A group of religious fanatics attacked the Sunday worship service of Chirayinkeezzh Brethren Assembly. This morning (10th March) when the Lord's Supper service was going on, a group of 50 people came and attacked the believers at Chirayinkeezh. A brother is seriously admitted in the hospital. Small injuries are there for...

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Persecution in Karnataka, India

Posted by Brethren News on November 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments ()

Karnataka, India - New Believers Threatened And Beaten-Up; Some In Critical Condition: Dear Saints in the Lord, Greetings to you from Arsikere, Karnataka in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! By the grace of God, we are keeping fine. Our Lord is blessing the ministry in a wonderful way. I am writing this note to share some grave problems we are facing these days and we wish all the saints who read this to pray without ceasing. One of our out station work is in a place call...

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Persecution in Amachal, Trivandrum, Kerala

Posted by Brethren News on October 13, 2012 at 2:20 AM Comments comments ()



Three of the Evangelists and few of the believers were threatened and attacked by the anti-gospel people at Amachal near Kattakkada, Trivandrum. Evg. Japamoni was beaten and others were manhandled when they were doing the ministry at Amachal.

Amachal is a new mission field of Perukavu Brethren Assembly. Under the leadership of Evg. D. Selvaraj, the Assembly was labouring in Amachal for the last ...

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Letter from Evg. Binod Kumar, Nepal

Posted by Brethren News on August 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments ()

 Evg. Binod  Kumar, Biratnagar, Nepal requests Prayers:

Dear Brethren, please pray for the ministry at Biratnagar, Nepal, as the Lord has done a miracle with a young poor believer Pintu Thakur, who was paralyzed whole body on 19th August, 2012, miraculously recovered within twenty five hours. All the doctor are also surprise, but now Satan is active and some of neighbors  stood  up against  us and threatened to kill me with KHUKUDI and putting against me various...

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Christian worker Harassed in Madhya Pradesh

Posted by Brethren News on August 14, 2012 at 2:15 AM Comments comments ()

Christian worker Harassed in Madhya Pradesh


A group of anti-Christian people severely beat up a Christian worker, forced him to loudly call upon the name of a non Christian god, on August 8 in Satna.


Bro. Stephen was distributing gospel tracts when one man invited him to his home. Stephen went with the man and he met another man who asked him inside the compound. Thereafter, the two men took him into a room, and started to beat him and forced him to recit...

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Assembly Hall Destroyed & Burnt

Posted by Brethren News on July 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments ()





    This is an incident that happened in Thenkasi (Tamil Nadu) on 09th July 2012. The construction of the Assembly hall there was over only recently. It took over 2 long years for the construction and almost 30 believers are worshipping there.  This Assembly hall there was attacked by the Anti Gospel workers that night (Monday night) and the...

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Letter from Evg Benjamin Roat, Bilaspur

Posted by Brethren News on April 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments ()

BENJAMIN ROAT (Evangelist) Bilaspur writes :

A VBS organized by us at Surhi had to be abandoned due to severe persecution. The ant-gospel elements reached the venue & threatened the local school authorities and the local worker Bro Philip Tirkey forcing them to cancel the VBS. The anti-gospel elements were waiting for us also to reach the venue to thrash us. On receipt of information we (myself & Evg Some Besra) returned back. The local work in Surhi was progressing & fruitf...

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Urgent Prayers requested

Posted by Brethren News on March 31, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments ()

Flash – Urgent Prayers Requested

One of the families that was greatly used by LORD for various ministries  in one of the gospel restricted nation is being suddenly deported for the sake of Gospel of JESUS CHRIST and  for the WORD OF GOD. Request   your earnest prayers for heavenly Grace to the family as they leave.

Name & details are withheld due to sensitivity & security  reasons.

Source: Arabian Voice ( Apr 1, 2012)

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Christian persecution continues in Madhya Pradesh

Posted by Brethren News on March 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments ()

Christian Persecution Continues in Madhya Pradesh   Bhopal: 27/3/2012: Over the weekend two incidents of Christian persecution have taken place Barwani and Chindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh. In a shocking incident in Chindwara district of Madhya Pradesh under the Bichua police station three Christians are arrested from the prayer service held in a house in the village. The incident took place during the Sunday worship time. The area where incident took place is very remote and n...

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Evg. Ananda Jaya Babu, Vizianagram

Posted by Brethren News on March 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments ()

ANANDA JAYA BABU (Evangelist, Vizianagram) writes :Greetings in the mighty name our Lord Jesus ChristWe have started the Assembly work at village called Thatipudi about 25 kms from the town Assembly in the year 2011. There we gather in the name of the Lord in rented house and for children work also. On last Tuesday we have gone for Gospel out reach as we do regularly but there we got opposition and some people called us and threatened us to stop preaching and are not allowing to conducting ch...

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Karnataka - Most dangeorus state in India for Christians

Posted by Brethren News on March 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments ()

Karnataka - Most Dangerous State in India for Christians


    Attacks on Christians accelerated over the Christmas and New Year holidays in the South Indian state of Karnataka, which was identified as the most unsafe place for the religious minority for the third consecutive year in 2011.  With 49 cases of violence and hostility against Christians in 2011, Karnataka remained the state with the highest incidence of persecution, according to the EFI annual ...

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Christians targeted in Kashmir Valley

Posted by Brethren News on March 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments ()

Christians Targeted in Kashmir Valley


    The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has called upon Mr. Omar Abdullah, the Chief  Kashmir valley where Christians are living in fear since the Sharia court started the hate campaign against the Christians and the Christian schools there since January 19, 2012.  There are unconfirmed reports that some of the Christian families have fled the valley to safer places.



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Evg. Santhosh K Joseph, Assam

Posted by Brethren News on February 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments ()

Assam: Evangelist Santhosh K Joseph, Gophur, Assam underwent severe persecution today. Anti gospel people beat him badly! For detail, call: 09435391743


Source: [TBN]

Chiyon Brethren Assembly, Vijapura, Karnataka

Posted by Brethren News on December 5, 2011 at 8:50 PM Comments comments ()

Chiyon Brethren Assembly, Vijapura Karnataka


Elder Ravikumara writes:


    The ministry in Vijapura, 15 km from Chitradurga, was started eight years ago when Bro. Kantharaj, along with his wife and 3 children came to do God's work.  As the work began to grow, they started facing opposition and persecution. Many a time they had to sleep without food and had no money to pay rent.  God was faithful in meeting their needs.  God en...

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Christians persecuted in Andhra Pradesh, India

Posted by Brethren News on November 8, 2011 at 11:15 PM Comments comments ()

The Kerrala YMEF [N.D] team members were in Andhra once again for the hearing of their case, but it has been postponed to January 2012. The team, therefore, had to return to Kerala but will have to keep visiting Andhra Pradesh till the case comes up for hearing and till a decision is made by the court.

Meanwhile brother Joy Samuel from Kalamasseri Assembly (Kochi) was also in AP because the team vehicle is registered in his name. Rs 3 lakhs as security amount had to be...

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Evg. Krupakar V., Barpet, Assam, India

Posted by Brethren News on October 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments ()


Bro. Krupakar V. is an Evangelist commended by one of the brethren Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh. Last week, he distributed the New Testaments in a Christian School with the permission of the School authorities. An anti-Christian organization has taken this an issue and due to this immediately he had to leave to Andhra Pradesh. Please pray for Bro. Krupakar, as he is facing lot of problems related to this issue. Please pray ...

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Bethesda Christian Assembly, Uripok, Manipur

Posted by Brethren News on October 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments ()


Bethesda Christian Assembly, Uripok (NE) was today threatened of dire consequences if they gather next Sunday for Worship. The anti-gospel elements came to the house of the local Evangelist today (Sunday, 16 October) and told the members present to stop activities & refrain from gathering next week. The anti-gospel elements also threw the chairs kept at the residence of the local Evangelist Joychandra. The situation is volatile. Urgent p...

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Case against 3 GFA pastors in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Posted by Brethren News on September 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments ()

Dear Prayer Partners,

Solicit the earnest prayers for the trial of the accused 3 GFA Pastors in Dewas (MP) who were arrested on 12/09/11 during a baptism service. They are likely to be produced in the court on Monday, 19/09/11. Please pray for their release.

Jose P. Verghese, Evangelist


Source: Adelphoi News ( Sep 17, 2011)

Shahbaz Taseer, Pakistan

Posted by Brethren News on September 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments ()

PAKISTAN — Son of Blasphemy Law Opponent Kidnapped: The 28-year-old son of murdered Punjab governor Salman Taseer was kidnapped Aug. 26. Authorities have no suspects, and no ransom demands had been made by Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnappers.


Source: Brethren Assembly News - 036 (Sep 16, 2011)

Evg. A. S. Sabu, Arasikere, Karnataka, India

Posted by Brethren News on August 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments ()

Evg. A. S. Sabu Writes From Arasikere, Karnataka, India: Greetings in precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! I would like to share an important prayer request, what is happening in Javagal Village, Karnataka, India. Javagal is 35 miles away from Arasikere with a population of about 5000 people. People are very poor and downtrodden. Since the last 3 years we are visiting that village and doing Bible Studies. As a result, more than 9 families accepted the Lord, got baptized, and ar...

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