BELIEVERS UNDAUNTED BY FIERCE PERSECUTION
There is persecution to face, too. Landowners, fearing the overthrow
of traditional systems, have had converts tortured and killed. One
young man began to proclaim Jesus in his village soon after his
conversion. Within weeks he was beaten to death, but today a church
has been planted in that village.
In another village, a Christian leader called Sandhu was arrested
and forced to stand on red-hot bricks for 10 minutes. This was to be
the test: if he was not burned, his faith was the true one. While
the other Christians prayed, Sandhu stood on the coals and was not
burned! That very day, 47 new converts were baptised.