July 6 – Homes On Fire For Jesus Christ

A single room thatched hut, the home of a Vision India pastor in the Gajapati district, was burnt to the ground on the morning of July 6th by Hindu extremists. All of their earthly belongings were destroyed. The pastor and his wife were ministering in a nearby village at the time of the raid. Four other huts in the district were also set fire and destroyed – all homes of fellow believers. There is no report of any physical harm. Neighbors who witnessed the crimes were restrained by fear to intervene. Our Indian brothers and sisters are now living in the ruble of what were their homes. Still, they continue taking care of their fellow believers and teaching the Word of God daily. Vision India has provided clothing and immediate personal needs, but would like to help them re-build. The materials to rebuild a hut and provide basic items (cooking utensils and blankets) will cost approximately $600.