Saturday, July 14, 2012
Two evangelists arrested and beaten in Indonesia
Two evangelists were arrested and beaten after meeting with a Muslim woman on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, reports VOM-USA.
The evangelists, Roy and Ribur, were accused of coercing the woman, who is from a Muslim majority area, to be baptized. The pair had met with the woman previously and asked her to join their church. They were subsequently invited to her home for further discussion. But when the evangelists mentioned Jesus Christ, the woman appeared confused and went outside to talk with her neighbour. She eventually went to the village head to report that there were Christians in the village.
Roy and Ribur were then brought before the village head, who confiscated their bags containing gospel tracts, a list of new believers and a water bottle that was believed to be used for baptisms. News of the “forced” baptism quickly spread, and a mob that had gathered outside the village leader’s office began to beat Roy and Ribur. Police intervened and arrested the two evangelists.
Please pray for Roy and Ribur. Pray that God will use them to show His love to the people on Sumatra Island.
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