Sunday, January 28, 2007

Christian beaten up in Karnataka, Pastor threatened

Please pray for Pastor Neil Armstrong of the Full Gospel Assembly, who has been threatened by fundamentalists today in Harpanahalli, Davangere district, Karnataka state. He has been asked to not hold the Sunday service on coming Sunday, 28th January 2007 of his house Church. He has been threatened with dire consequences if he disobeys the threat and goes against the directive.

He received news that on 22nd January 2007, the radical outfits operating in the area had meetings, whereby they decided to come down heavily upon the Christian community in Harpanahalli a big way. To get their point across, M. Subbarao - a Christian working as a crusher mechanic was badly beaten up today morning. The fundamentalists informed Pastor about this incident, and further told him to not try to assist the Christian Brother, now in the police lock up.

Pastor Armstrong who is also the president of the Harpanahalli chapter of the Karnataka Missions Network, is being watched carefully by the fundamentalists. He has been told not to step out of his home, or to try and network with other pastors for any help. Please pray for God’s hand of protection to be upon Pastor Armstrong at this time. Pray also for the Lord to guide Pastor with His wisdom at this crucial time. Pray that the police would be impartial as we seek their help in this matter. In the meanwhile we are trying to find out a way to get in touch with bro Subbarao. Please pray for his safety as well.