This is one of many stories from Gospel for Asia that just breaks my heart. Our prayer should be for these bold missionaries as they preach Christ and lift high the cross often at the expense of their lives and their families lives. May we pray that they remain bold and persevere amidst persecution and may Christ’s love and grace be felt among them. May we in America also allow this to show us just how blessed we are to be able to freely share Christ and how spoiled we are in that very few of us are bold at all in our witness.
Ajit Bansi, a Gospel for Asia-supported missionary, dreamed of the day he could dedicate a church building for his growing congregation. But just days before it was to take place, his dream was crushed. An extremist anti-Christian group cruelly ended his life May 20.
Pastor Ajit served the Lord in Assam, India, knowing the very real possibility of incredible personal danger. Risking everything to share the hope of Christ, he led many people to the Lord and served as pastor of a church with about 60 believers.
Pastor Ajit saw his dream of a church building unfolding before him as God provided for the land and construction. He went to a nearby town to purchase the final building supplies for the church, but he never came home.
During his journey, a violent anti-Christian group ambushed Pastor Ajit and three other travelers. Leaving no option for escape, the extremists brutally shot and killed all four of their hostages, dumping the bodies on the roadside.
Source: Gospel for Asia / Image Credit: Gospel for Asia