Here are some photos of the Prayer Rally for Orissa yesterday. We thank God for a peaceful and (we hope) effective rally. There were about 800 people who walked through our city for two hours to the mayor's office. We were a group composed of CNI, Methodist, Roman Catholics, Pentecostals, and independents like us.
Here we are praying before we headed out for the walk.
We walked two by two and prayed for our city, for Orissa, for India.
I wish I had a good picture of the line of people. We were probably about a mile long.
We got great news coverage on our local station last night. We thank God for that. One of the problems we face in India is a media that is biased against Christians. While watching the national news last night there was a long segment on the situation in Orissa. The entire thing was from a Hindu point of view. The claim that the man who was murdered (that started it all off on Aug 23rd) was murdered by Maoists but they were backed by the Christians. The news had a lot of coverage of "Christians" converting back to Hinduism, claiming they didn't want to serve a "foreign God."
It was painful and disheartening to watch. I pray for the media, also.
We want to THANK YOU because we know many of you have prayed and are praying.