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Nepal Evangelist Murdered

Imagine you're awakened at 3 a.m. with an urgent request from an acquaintance--one you've ministered to for months who is in desperate need of prayer for healing and deliverance. What do you do?

Nepal evangelist Debalal faithfully arose from his bed and traveled 30 minutes away from his village to the home of 29-year-old Kumar.

He had prayed with Kumar many times before -- for healing and comfort. That is what God expected from Debalal.

But Nepal is a Hindu nation, and many people--especially those residing in rural villages--despise Christians.

When Debalal entered Kumar's house to pray, Kumar allegedly beat the evangelist with an iron rod and slit Debala's throat with a khukuri (a popular Nepali knife with a curved blade).

Debalal had shared the Gospel message with villagers and some had warned him to stay away--they didn't want to hear his message or prayers. None of them responded to his calls for help when Kumar attacked.

Debalal obeyed God's call to minister to the lost and sick. It cost him his life. His wife is now a widow and his two sons are fatherless.

Gospel For Asia is requesting prayer for:

- Debalal's family, as they grieve the loss of their husband and father

- All Nepal believers to stand firm during this time

- Kumar and his family

Many faithful Christians worldwide pay a price daily for their faith in Christ. Please commit to pray for the persecuted church next Sunday, Nov. 3.

And watch this remarkable video from VOM about Victoria, a girl who tragically lost family members when Islamic terrorists attacked her church:


Our thanks to Gospel for Asia and The Voice of the Martyrs for sharing information, photos, and video for this blog.


Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 3:48 PM

Comments on this post

# RE: Nepal Evangelist Murdered

We as missionaries especially in these areas should pray and seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit whether or not to go. I know he went out of love and concern for these people. We need to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. We pray weekly for the persecuted church.
Left by KellieC on Oct 25, 2013 7:46 PM

# RE: Nepal Evangelist Murdered

Oh Jesus, how little we know of the suffering of others. These were the innocent and the harmless who died and suffered for Your sake. Be with the survivors and their families. Help them heal, help them to forgive and pray for their enemies. Jesus, embrace and love those that are now with you. Help us all to forgive and pray for our enemies who are lost and without hope. Father help us to remember what You told us, that, the world hated You first.
Left by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2013 8:10 PM

# RE: Nepal Evangelist Murdered

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