Published on September 1st, 2015
Pastor Suta knew that the Bible says, “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44). The pastor wanted the Hindus who lived near his village in India to know about Jesus. Pastor Suta had grown up in a Hindu family, and he understood how much Hindus need Christ.
So the pastor continued to share the love of Jesus with the Hindus, even though they threatened to hurt him. You can read the story of what happened to Pastor Suta in an earlier post.
As the story reveals, Pastor Suta brought one of his enemies to Christ! See the photo for this post of Pastor Suta (on the right) and his former enemy Raji.
(Suta’s face is covered to protect his identity. Read more about how VOM decides whose faces to cover in this post.)
All over the world, Christians offer the hope of Jesus to people who may persecute them for their faith. Jesus told His disciples that this would happen. (See John 15:20.)
Now Raji knows that he, too, may be persecuted. He believes the risk is worth it. “I am happy in the presence of the Lord,” he said.
(Source: The September 2015 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter. Edited and adapted from the original. To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed.)