India State Ceases Harassment

Mar 13, 2003 12:19 PM EST

A court action halted the Gujarat government’s survey Christians in its State. Walk Through the Bible’s Terry Sparks says the missions field has been growing in India despite complications caused by growing Hindu nationalism. "State by state, they're passing laws that makes conversion illegal, and yet, our ministry with our nationals there is continuing on, and they probably taught twice as many people during the year 2002 as they did in the year 2001." Sparks says their teams need prayer support. "Their attitude is that 'This is not going to stop us' and basically, 'the church thrives in persecution. If this is what it takes for us to be more committed to the Lord, then, so be it'."

By Pauline J.