Five women have been beaten by a man in the Andhra Pradesh region of India while “sharing about the love of Jesus” in a public marketplace. They retreated to safety, thanking God for the honor of suffering for His sake.
“Jesus promised persecuting and hardships,” says Daniel Punnose, vice president of GFA (gfa.org). “These young ladies see it worth facing the beatings in order to share the love of Christ.”
The women, named Bansari, Jaladhi, Kuyil, Sunita and Viveka, all leaders in the Gospel for Asia (GFA)-sponsored Women’s Fellowship ministry, had been sharing with store owners and shoppers when one man demanded to know what they were doing.