Attack on pastor Victor P Sam Joseph in Bangalore

Pastor rents a house and a shed at Chandapura, Anekal Tq, Bangalore
Rural district and has about 30 believers who worship there. Two
weeks ago some people came in a van in a suspicious way and invited
Pastor Sam Joseph to come and pray for some sick person.

He did not go as he did not find them to be sincere in their approach. Yesterday,
13th June, an unknown person came on a motorcycle and called him to
come and pray for his wife who was sick. This person took the pastor 4
kilometers away to Bommasandra where a group of RSS and media people
were gathered. There the pastor was beaten up on the charge of forced
conversion and this episode was telecast from a local T.V. channel.
Later the mob dragged him to Hebbagudi Police Station. GCIC contacted
the Police officers and in the meantime, the fundamentalists
disappeared from the scene without filing a complaint. Around 10.30
pm, the Police Officer took an undertaking from Pastor Sam Joseph that
he should restrain form conducting any meeting.

Pastor Victor P. Sam Joseph (23), hails from Damarkotta village in
Chittor Dist, A. P. He accepted Jesus as Lord 13 years ago. He has
been in Bangalore for the past 4 years. For the last one year he has
been ministering in Chandapura, Anekal Taluk. Please pray for Pastor
Sam Joseph.