(International Christian Concern) – “I was terrified for a moment when I saw a group of people with wooden sticks furiously making their way into the church,” Ashok Vachan told International Christian Concern (ICC). Ashok attends the Church of God Gospel Center (CGGC) located in Karkeli village in India’s northern state of Chhattisgarh.
Ashok and his family came to faith in Jesus after a family member was miraculously healed three years ago. They have been faithfully attending CGGC ever since.
On Sunday, Feb. 3, a group stormed into the building and began beating the churchgoers, including women and children. While Ashok was bruised on his back and chest, his worst pain came in seeing his mother, father, and sister being hurt. His dad was knocked unconscious, and his mother’s left hand was broken.