Monday, May 05, 2008
Award for Martyr's Wife
I will never forget going to the news agents one morning in 1999 and reading the headlines, "Martyred" in the Brisbane Telegraph while I was at Bible College. It reported the martyrdom of Ian Stains and his sons by angry Hindu mob in India. I've had the honour of preaching in the Stain's sending church, a Baptist Church located in Beaudesert. Ian Stains was survived by wife and daughter. The murder prompted much press converage in India and Gladys Stains (Ian's wife) received an award for her family's work among lepers in India. More recently, she was received an award for her writing efforts hosted in the UAE.