“We had our quarterly Elijah Challenge pastors meeting as scheduled. Our pastors came from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and from different parts of Orissa. A few pastors were unable to attend. We had a very good time of fellowship and prayer, taking time for intercessory prayer, especially for The Elijah Challenge ministries. 

The Lord is so good to us. We heard very good reports from our pastors—how the Lord is using them in their fields in miraculous ways. All the pastors had good testimonies to share about bearing fruit for the gospel. Our pastor based in Chhattisgarh state also shared about the persecution which his believers have suffered on account of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Believers beaten with sticks by Hindus

Please pray for the state of Chhattisgarh. Fundamentalist RSS groups there are very strong and are persecuting Christians. Our pastors are their primary targets.”

-Report from the Elijah Challenge Coordinator in Orissa