On the night of August 5, more than fifty Hindu militants stormed the House of Hope orphanage in Dantewara, Chhattisgarh state in an attempt to forcibly close it. According to VOMC sources, the mob was armed with clubs and bamboo sticks. They beat the director, Suresh (35), and threatened to kill him if he continues with the orphanage. They also questioned and threatened several of the children.
Suresh is presently in treatment for his injuries. Efforts to lodge a police complaint have failed.
Ask the Heavenly Father to defend these children (Psalm 10:17, 18). Pray that the perpetrators of this crime will know Christ's love, forgiveness and blessing through the lives of the Christians (Matthew 5:43-44, Romans 12:14, 21). Ask God to restore evangelist Suresh's health so that he can continue the ministry God has given him.