HANOI, VIETNAM (Worthy News)– A mob of men attacked leaders of a Baptist house church near Hanoi Sunday, seriously injuring a pastor and several others, including women and teenage children.
The injured include nine pastors as well as other church leaders and several of their teenage children. Pastor Nguyen Danh Chau suffered severe chest, stomach and head pain; others were punched in the mouth, face, chest and back from being savagely kicked after they were beaten to the floor.
The leaders of the Agape Baptist Church were taking part in a spiritual renewal meeting at Chau’s home in Lai Tao village, My Duc district, when the mob began beating them; the mob then overturned a pulpit and ripped a cross from the wall that was later thrown into a nearby pond. Before leaving, the mob destroyed the Chau’s family garden and fruit trees.