Pray for the Family of Pastor Yohan, Who Was Murdered by Maoists


On July 30, a Maoist mob abducted Pastor Yohan from his home in the middle of the night and severely beat him before cutting his throat and dumping his body outside the village. A note left near the body warned, “If you plan to cheat our people by working as a police informer, this will be your punishment.” The pastor had served among a local tribal group for the past 15 years. VOM is helping provide for the immediate needs of his widow and four children. Please pray for the comfort and protection of this family and the local Christian community.

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