Bahia ran across the bridge while the villagers were chasing her. She doesn’t remember what happened, exactly, but she fell off and lost consciousness. The villagers took her from the stream below, woke her up, then they beat her.
Bahia had been a Christian for almost seven years, but this was the first time she was attacked because of her faith in Jesus. There were four Christian families in her village—once there was five but one family was put under so much pressure that they reverted to Hinduism. Only a 16-year-old boy from that fifth family stayed true to Jesus. He is now a secret believer. Bahia, a cell group leader, sometimes prayed with him.
After Bahaia came to faith, her brother became so sick that the doctors couldn’t help anymore. Bahia’s mother asked her to pray, and God healed her brother. Bahia’s mother came to faith as well, but Bahia’s father and brother haven’t yet.
Bahia and her mother were scolded and harassed for leaving Hinduism. That was hard, but it was light compared to what happened a few months ago. A lady in the village passed away, and for some reason, the Christians were blamed for it. Bahia and the others were thrown out of the village and fled to the woods.