Stacy L. Harp
September 30, 2005
As you know Voice of the Martyrs has a weekly prayer alert that they send out to all of those who have signed up for it. I highly recommend that you do, especially if you love the church and prayer.
This weeks newsletter begins this way...
Tom White shares an interrogation experience in this excerpt from God's Missiles Over Cuba:
I stopped responding to his questions and stared directly into his eyes.... I continued to pray in front of him like this for hours...
"What are you doing?" he demanded.
"I am praying for you."
His mouth dropped open.... He looked nervously around the room, then started drumming his fingers on the desk. In the next session I was surprised to see him wearing sunglasses. Evidently he didn't want me to see his eyes. God doesn't need eye contact. He deals with the heart. I continued to pray.
Thanks be to our Lord Jesus for giving the kind of love that drives His people to pray for those who persecute them! Thank you for being willing to stand in the gap and to intercede for these dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
VOM Web Team
This follows the opening and is information that comes directly from VOM sources. Please pray.
INDIA (VOM sources)
Radical Hindus have expelled evangelist Zacariah (24) from his village for spreading the good news. Zacariah has been working among a poor Hindu community for four years. He started his ministry with a JESUS film team and later began a small, challenging ministry among the poor Hindus. Zacariah has a small congregation of 15-20 people in a village in the Chickmaglur district of Karnataka state in southern India, where he continued his prayer meeting despite an expulsion order issued by radical Hindus. They have now threatened a death penalty for his continued refusal to accept the expulsion order. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) is intervening to protect the life of this bold soldier of Jesus Christ. A political leader has been asked to interact with the police to extend protection.
Praise God for the bold witness of this faithful believer who continues to reach out with the love of his Savior to the poor. Pray God will surround Zacariah with His strong arm of protection. Pray our merciful and omnipotent Father will reveal Himself to the radical Hindus and bring His peace to India.
Talk to you on Monday friends! And next week we will be sharing with the world all of you who have signed up to blog for the persecuted. Let your friends know about that and sign them up too.