“In October 2015 we reported on this situation at 3 new believing families forcefully expelled from village by Hindus. As of today (November 26, 2015) they are in another village staying in the home of a new believer.

In front of the district magistracy these fourteen believers acknowledged that they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, declaring that they were not forced by anyone to do so. Last Sunday there was a Hindu group from their “Ho” tribe which held a large meeting. They called the fourteen who had accepted the Christ. Some of the leaders counseled them to return to Hinduism. But praise God they boldly declared that they had received Jesus Christ and real life in Him, and there was no turning back for them.

The police said that the villagers back home are not in a good mood and therefore it would not be a good idea for them to return to their village. It will take some time to solve the situation after which they can return to the village.”

Reports from TEC Orissa Coordinator Subodh Jena