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Persecution up close and personal in India

Yesterday, I received word about my friend and ministry partner in India, Samuel Thomas, who was released from prison after being brutally tortured for two months. While there, among other things, he was deprived of sleep for two weeks straight. And now he has had to go back into hiding becaus…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Yesterday, I received word about my friend and ministry partner in India, Samuel Thomas, who was released from prison after being brutally tortured for two months. While there, among other things, he was deprived of sleep for two weeks straight.
And now he has had to go back into hiding because the government wants to re-arrest him.

Yet, when he met the World Race team at the orphanage where they are working, this report is typical of their reaction: “Never in my life have I experienced the presence of God on a person as strong as it was on him. The minute I walked outside and saw him greeting and loving on the children, I was crying. As he came so humbly and introduced himself to us and told us just a glimpse of what he had been through, the Holy Spirit fell so strongly on many of us… we were in tears, speechless.” (Click here for the whole report).

If you saw “The Lord of the Rings,” you’ll recall the part where the eye of Sauron was searching to and fro for the ring and then when it came to rest on the hobbits, all the hosts of Mordor were unleashed against them. We’ve got an enemy who is relentless that way. But the good news is, we win.

Samuel Thomas was strong going into prison, but he came out even stronger, with a profound grasp of Paul’s secret described in Philippians 4:12: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.”

I can’t say I want to go through that kind of pain to learn the secret, but I do want to learn that secret. How about you?

Comments (3)

  • CHRIST MINISTRY INC.

    132 CHURCH CLOSE H/B
    PICCADILLY LONDON , UK

    We are writing on behalf of the families of Mr. Morris Thompson.

    For these free will donation to all the
    churches, social clubs, co-operative society, private hospitals,estate management and non governmental organization[N.G.O] in Asia, but Indians
    in particular, the head of churches,estate management, president of social clubs, chief management/directors of private hospitals, chairman/chairperson of co-operative organization, and leaders of various non governmental organization in India should take note of this
    development it is only for the upleftment of churches and the above mentioned social organizations.

    The order came from the rest of the family of let Mr. Morris Thompson
    who died in the Alaska airline flight-261, in the year 2000, we are
    doing this to all the countries where he worked during his life time and
    was known as a very good Christian during his life time.

    The family members are doing this simply because of the way he died in
    a plane crash together with his wife and his only daughter, the money
    is a total sum of $270 million dollars,
    presently the money is deposited
    with ING INTERNATIONAL BANK LONDON in affiliation with ALBROLEGEND FINANCE & SECURITY SERVICE for a proper circulation all over the world.

    Morris Thompson, 61, of Fairbanks , Alaska . He was one of the state’s
    most prominent native and business leaders and had been in
    Mexico for a
    vacation with his wife, Thelma Thompson, and daughter sherry Thompson. Thompson retired last month as president and chief executive officer of do yon ltd., a native corporation formed in 1971 as part of the Alaska native claims settlement act. The corporation has 12.5 million acres of land, making it the largest private landowner in the United States . When Thompson took over do yon in 1985, it had an operating loss of $28 million. When he retired, it was generating $70.9 million in annual
    revenues, had 900 employees and 14,000 stockholders.
    Thompson was a special assistant to the secretary of the interior
    during the Nixon years. He was only 34 when he was appointed commissioner of
    the bureau of Indian affairs. He also was a cabinet-level officer in
    Alaska Gov. Walter hackles first administration.
    http://www.cnn.com/2000/us/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/

    So the procedure by which the money can go in to our interested
    churches bank accounts will be giving to them when they write to us, and the
    request can not be above $1,000,000 dollars{one million us dollars}
    for each church,

    All interested churches,non governmental organization,estate management,social club,private hospitals etc are advised to contact us through our e-mail
    address: [email protected]
    Note: PHONE=+447031850738
    If you are not a head of any church, or the above mentioned social organization’s . Please don’t write to us, or if you
    are maybe reach enough.

    REGARDS.
    REV JIM J WILLIAMS

  • Sir, do you have any representative on behalf of you India ? If so mean please give his/her contact address or phone number

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