In the northeastern state of Assam, India, ten Gospel for Asia Bible college students and two full-time missionaries were arrested in January under suspicion of kidnapping. Police came after the students, members of the Kuki tribe, after Kuki militants had kidnapped several businessmen.

GFA state leader Alok Peter went to the superintendent of police to ask for their release and to explain that they were students and missionaries, not militants. The superintendent, who has a good relationship with Alok, agreed to release them the next morning.

The students have been released and are continuing to minister, but the region is tense. There has been ongoing ethnic violence in Assam for years between the Kuki and Karbi tribal groups.

Please pray that the students and missionaries will have boldness and wisdom to persevere in bringing the Good News to the people of Assam.