Bible-teaching churches in India regularly face persecution from the government, says Prasad Sakile, a pastor with the New Life Regular Baptist Society in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Recently the government sent his church a notice that it would need to comply with certain building standards, including spacious parking and an audit report.

Complying with the orders, especially appointing an auditor, would be very expensive, beyond the church’s financial means, Prasad says.

“Please continue to pray for this situation,” Prasad says. He and other church leaders who received similar notices are talking with government officials and offering them proposals. “We are waiting for final conclusion from government.”

Prasad also asks for prayer for his wife’s ministry with high-class religious women and hospital patients. She has resigned from her job and is now devoted to full-time ministry.