Indian Christian killed while singing, ‘I have decided to follow Jesus’

August 12, 2019 by Open Doors in Asia

Believers in India—number 10 on the 2019 World Watch List—are often shunned, unjustly arrested, attacked—even killed—because they choose to follow Jesus and not Hinduism or the local religion. Our Indian family needs the prayers of the global church to stand strong in the midst of persecution—and to remain a light for Christ in the world’s second-most populated country.

In this video, Pastor Richard Kannwischer of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, tells the story of a family in India who gave up everything for the gospel—refusing to deny Jesus in the face of their attackers to the very end. And, due to their faithfulness, God changed an entire community for the Kingdom.

Listen to this story and let it sink in deep. Let it remind you that nothing is more precious than Jesus. And let it spur you on to a more passionate, courageous and believing faith.

To learn more about India, visit our World Watch List page for a breakdown on the growing persecution trends, stories and prayer needs. 

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