The Rev. Billy Graham, world's best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.His death was confirmed by Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Evangelist Arrested in Mandya, Karnataka
Pandavpura, Mandya Dt. Karnataka: Evangelist Pradeep, 30, and his mother, Chowdamma, 60, are the latest victims of persecution of Christians in Karnataka by the fundamentalist Hindus.
They were attacked and then arrested and finally put behind bars for firmly sticking to their faith and fearlessly demonstrating their faith in Christ’s teachings.
Pradeep and Chowdamma belong to the Karnataka Evangelical Ministry of Mysore, and they live in Mandya District of Karnataka. On Friday, 8th February 2013, both of them visited the house of Ms Jyothi and Ms Lakshmi at Bellahalli village in Pandavpura in Mandya District, on a request from them for a prayer in their house. While Evangelist Pradeep and Mrs Chowdamma were praying in their house, a group of about 20 Hindu fundamentalists belonging to RSS, barged into the house and started intimidating and physically attacking both Pradeep and his mother Chowdamma, accusing them of forced conversion of Hindus to Christianity. Both of them were injured in the attack and Evangelist Pradeep sustained injuries on his lips as well as a number of bruises on his face.
We recieved the shocking news that young evangelist Bro. Alex Easow (43), (Zion Brethren Assembly, Koramangala, Bangalore) went to be with the Lord on Friday early morning around 4.00 AM. The previous night he had a chest pain and taken to Wockhardst Hospital. The tests and ECG's appeared to be normal and therefore he was send back home without any treatment. Early morning around 3.00 AM, he was found on the floor with severe chest pain. Eventhough some brothers came and taken him back to the hospital, he did not make it there. It was a massive heart attack.