(Worthy News) – A pastor in India’s Haryana state was beaten to death on June 30 after sharing the “love and forgiveness of Christ” with a man who then murdered him, Morning Star News reports. India ranks 10 on the US Open Doors Watch List of countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
A former Hindu who gave his life to Christ 25 years ago, Pastor Vinod Kumar was killed by Sonu Kashyap, a Hindu of Sangoi village in Karnal District, MSN said. On the evening of his death, Pastor Kumar led worship at his house church before receiving a call from Kashyap’s brother, asking him to visit a sick villager, MSN reports. The pastor attended to the sick person and was about to get on his motorcycle and return home when he was ambushed by Kashyap at around 8 pm.