One woman was killed and a priest seriously injured when a mob burned down a Christian orphanage Monday during widespread violence triggered by the killing of a radical Hindu leader over the weekend.
The mob cleared the orphanage, located in Khuntapali, of children and set the place on fire, leaving the woman, a 21-year-old teacher, trapped inside.
Gospel for Asia (GFA) said that at least one of its missionaries had been attacked in the violence that erupted since the killing of Swami Laxmananand Saraswati, leader of radical Hindu group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, on Saturday night.
While this is a sad story that should tug on anyone’s heart, let us remember what our Lord says about those who are persecuted for righteousness’s sake:
Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12, NASB)
Please pray for our brothers and sisters who are living in India.