Gospel for Asia
Pastor Bashuda is home from the hospital, but his situation is still very serious. Of most concern are his severe head injuries. He is also very weak and cannot talk. Continue to pray for his healing and for provision of all that he needs during this time. Pray also for his wife and three children, that God will strengthen their hearts and they will stand firm in their calling.
Update: from 09/24/2011
A group of anti-Christians, eager for blood, brutally attacked a Gospel for Asia-supported missionary with swords and other weapons.
On September 23 around 8:30 p.m., Pastor Bashuda received a call from one of the believers in his church asking for prayer. He got on his bicycle and headed for the house when the attack happened.
As Bashuda rode his bicycle, he noticed a car coming toward him on the dark, narrow road. Bashuda pulled over to let the car pass, but instead, the car stopped, and five angry men went after the missionary.
Pastor Bashuda tried to race off, but they caught him and began beating him with swords. The brutal attack left Bashuda unconscious.
Thinking the Christian was dead, the group of men drove off, leaving Bashuda on the side of the road. Half an hour later, a man riding his bicycle saw Bashuda and checked to see if he was okay. He found out what village the pastor was from and rushed off to find help.
When he reached Bashudas village, he called to the first person he could find, saying, A man from your village is badly injured and is lying down on the road.
He and the villagers headed back to the place where Bashuda was lying helplessly. When the villagers recognized their pastor, they quickly brought him to the hospital.
Bashuda is currently in critical condition and desperately needs prayer. Please pray that the Lord will miraculously heal Pastor Bashuda of his injuries, bringing glory to His powerful name. Pray also for his attackers, that they will come to know the redeeming love of Christ.