Shanti's cousin beat her for her Christian faith and eventually forced her out of his mother's home, where she had been living.
While living with her high-caste Hindu aunt and cousin, seventeen-year-old Shanti, a Christian, developed a passion for leading others into a deeper walk with Christ.
She led youth groups and women’s groups and regularly visited believers at their homes. During these visits, she spent time with Dalit believers, who are from the lowest Hindu caste. After her cousin, a respected teacher in the village, learned of her visits to the “untouchables” in late 2021, he repeatedly beat her and eventually forced her out of the home. Shanti’s aunt never defended her. Since then, Shanti’s pastor has let her live at the church. Pray that Shanti continues to grow in her faith and that she is able to continue leading her small groups while finding housing.