Posted by: janpierce | January 21, 2010

Unrest in Andhra Pradesh

For some time now there has been a political movement in A.P. in which ten of the districts of the state have wanted to secede and become their own state. They are called Telengana and take in the area around Hyderabad and further north. The rest of the state is opposed to their secession and so the stage is set for all kinds of demonstrations and acts of violence. Schools and businesses have been shut down much of the time since we left India in November. Right now a friend from Bainbridge Island, Elaine Colvin, is there with a team of people from the Seattle area. She has a niece who lives in the area, so she is relatively safe, but on a trip yesterday to Operation Mobilization they experienced the invasion of a group of about 50 demonstrators who told them to evacuate the premises or their tires would be slashed. It is a time of trouble in A.P. Please pray for safety for Elaine and her team. There are some pastors who are being attacked during Christian services, and businesses and all public places are experiencing the turmoil. Pray for an end to the unrest and for safety and protection for Christian people in the area.

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  1. Amen! Especially pray that the children don’t become victims of this violence.


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