Our pastor and his wife were beaten by the extremists!
Immovable Grace Help! Now our Pastor’s Lady Mrs.Martin is taking the same path for the Lord where her husband died for the Lord.
WE NEED YOUR SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR FRIEND GIDEON PERIYASAMY AND HIS MINISTRY AND FAMILY!
The rev. Gideon Periyaswamy was 43 and led the Maknayeem church. It was converted 25 years ago by Hinduism. In the past, he had been harassed and humiliated. The Hindus “were not happy with the increase of the Christian faithful”.
Our Christian pastor was found dead hanged on the roof of his home in a village in Tamil Nadu. The Rev. Gideon Periyaswamy was 43 and led the church of Maknayeem, in the village of Adayachery. His death is shrouded in mystery, and the fact that just a week ago he had lodged a complaint against extremist Hindu groups was aroused. Some faithful already speak of murder and the attempt to disguise murder with suicide.
The pastor was found hanging on a rope on January 20th, 2018 At about 5 am, the body was revived by Indira and Regina, two Christians from the community who came to the church to clean the structure. The women reported that the body of the Rev. Periyaswamy hung abnormally from the ceiling, knees bent to the floor. In addition, when the police broke the knot around the neck, a cut was found under the throat, with a noticeable blood clot.
Local witnesses argue that death is due to the disagreements with local extremists, who humiliated and harassed him for years. “But he – remembers a believer – told us that we had to live in peace with our neighbors and not create grounds for disagreement”.
The pastor had converted 25 years ago from Hinduism and from 12 led the Adayachery church. The Rev. Reuben, a friend of the deceased, reports that “the local Hindus were not happy with the increase of the Christian faithful”. Despite the death threats, the pastor repeated: “I have no problems. If the Lord grants it to me, I will die a martyr for Christ, but his ministry will not end. “
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