Bibles International India Society celebrated 25 years of ministry in India as Silver Jubilee on Nov. 24 in Pailapool, India. The India Director Dr. S. Fame Singh, Bibles International USA Projects Director Rev. Joe Valentin, and Baptist Mid-Missions Field Administrator Rev. Mathew W. Hanna ministered from the Word of God. A souvenir was published on the occasion. Over 300 people from different churches of northeast India gathered in the celebration.
On Sept. 16, tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand State, attacked six Christians. Officers at the local police station refused to listen to the victims and hit two young men among them, 25-year-old Sajan Majhi and 20-year0old Kalender Majhi. “The police hit Sajan Majhi and Kalender Majhi repeatedly,” said one of those arrested, 35-year-old Dasrath Karketta. “They didn’t give us a chance to speak. If they inquired of us, we could have explained what happened exactly, but they didn’t; instead, they scarred the face of Kalender Majhi. He bled also.” Officers jailed the Christians and charged them with “promoting enmity between classes” and insulting religion. They spent a month in jail before being released on bail.
Dr. Nabin C. Singha, President
Fellowship of Baptist Churches
District Cachar, Assam, India