Missionaries Escape A Brutal Attack in India by terrorists



On December 12th, 2008 the following missionaries of New Jerusalem Church escaped a brutal attack by Terrorists as they drove through a remote forest road after completing their mission in Thandla, Madhya Pradesh, India. At about 8:00 PM, a band of terrorists attacked the following missionaries with clubs and gasoline to set the car on fire:


Pastor Philip Lazar (New Jerusalem Church Headquarters, Bombay, India)

Pastor V. SamuelRaj (New Jerusalem Church Headquarters, Bombay, India)

Pastor M. Samuel (New Jerusalem Church Branch, Gujarat State, India)

Pastor A. SoundarRajan (New Jerusalem Church Branch, Rajasthan, India)

Pastor Nehemiah (New Jerusalem Church Branch, Gujarat, India)

Elder M. Daniel (New Jerusalem Church Headquarters, Bombay, India)

Driver Suresh


As the terrorists broke the windows and poured gasoline on Pastor Philip and the car to set it on fire with the above missionaries, the missionaries got filled with the Holy Spirit and praised JESUS CHRIST.


At the same moment, the driver swerved to escape the attack and sped the car at about 80 MPH enabling the missionary team to return safe to headquarters.


New Jerusalem Church and its ministers all over the world in the USA, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Sri Lanka and India thank God for His miraculous protection and salvation in preserving our beloved ministers, bringing them back unharmed to NJC HQ in Bombay.


  1. Matthew 16:18
    And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
  2. II Corinthians 1:10

Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

How You can Help your brothers and sisters in India:  Prayer, Support, bring up the continuing barbaric attacks in India to your local and national government representatives, senators, congressmen, etc. and voice your concerns so world opinion will mount against this barbarism and both ingrown and foreign terrorism in India will be eliminated 

Psalm 124:8
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Esther 4:14
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place


Chief Apostle N. Lazar

New Jerusalem Church

Church Lane, Tilak Nagar,

Darga Road, Bhandup,

Bombay 400078


Email: pr.almessiah@gmail.com


from US: 011-9122-25668782


In US: 817-894-1357


Pastor Dr. Daniel Christodoss,

New Jerusalem Church, USA



Photos of Missionaries & Car after Attack:   Photo 1  Photo 2