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Treasure Worth More than Life

August 24th, 2012

Believers in Maharashtra, India, trust the Lord for protection.

When Nandri became a Christian, little did she realize she would soon face possible death for her decision.

Nandri had her life all planned out. She was studying for a bachelor’s degree and had goals she wanted to attain. She was living her life the way she pleased. Then she heard the Gospel. She was so deeply touched by the message of salvation that she decided to follow Christ above all else—a decision that launched her into a whole new world of danger.

Nandri is from Maharashtra, India, which is also home to an anti-Christian communist group, the Naxalites. When she became a Christian, Nandri joined a nearby church where Gospel for Asia missionary Sudhir Bharose is the pastor. The Naxalites threatened this same church earlier this month.


GFA missionaries like Sudhir know they could face persecution for sharing the Gospel.

Now the believers in Nandri’s village are living with an approaching deadline given by the Naxalites: deny Christ by February 29 or be burned along with their homes and belongings.

GFA missionaries like Sudhir know they could face persecution for sharing the Gospel.

In spite of the danger, Nandri’s greatest desire is for her family to turn to Christ. She and the other members of Pastor Sudhir’s church are trusting the Lord to protect them, and they have said they will stand by their pastor through whatever comes.

Pastor Sudhir asks for earnest prayer that no matter what happens, no one will turn away from their faith. Pray that God will show His power in this situation, and that the Naxalites will acknowledge Him as Lord.



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