Children in Christian families in India have faced increased bullying and violence in recent times. There is a strong feeling in the country, and from the government, that everybody should be Hindu. Sometimes their homes are attacked, or they may be thrown out of their villages. They may be denied access to water, education or government rations, because of their faith. When it’s this difficult to be a Christian, you need encouragement.
Children who are not from Christian families also need encouragement. When it is discovered that they are attending church activities, their families start to object. “Christianity is considered a detestable religion in our village,” one young boy told us. He started to attend church secretly, but when his mother found out he was told off and beaten many times. This is not uncommon.
This is a digital encouragement campaign so all messages will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t send physical drawings or messages as we won’t be able to send them. However, it means you can be more creative! Here are some suggestions for what you could send:
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.