Rajan’s faith in Christ is unshaken, despite harassment by Hindu neighbours and losing his family because of his faith. “No matter what you do to me, I will not leave Christ,” Rajan told his Hindu neighbours. According to The Voice of the Martyrs’ contacts, Rajan lives in a small village which has only four believers.

“Hindu neighbours have dug up Rajan’s cauliflower and potatoes. He has lost his whole year’s income. He was recently fined 6,000 rupees after water from his field spilled over into a neighbour’s field. Normally this would not be a problem, but the neighbours consider water from Rajan’s field unclean because he is a Christian,” VOM contacts said. The authorities told him, “Normally we wouldn’t fine you, but because you changed your religion and became a Christian, you need to pay 6,000 rupees.”

The villagers have turned Rajan’s wife and family against him and he was forced to live in another village where he is now sharing the gospel.

“When Rajan left his home to live with the pastor he was sad, but said his experiences had made Jesus more precious to him than before. His pastor told us that as persecuted believers, they have learned that one of the results of persecution is that Jesus becomes much more precious to them,” VOM contacts added.

from Voice of the Martyrs