The sound of a door slamming shut resounded through the night air as Lochana lay in bed, terrified. Thirty minutes later, she heard what sounded like a baby crying. This wasn’t the first time she had heard these strange noises, but they still kept her awake.
There really wasn’t a door slamming or a crying baby, just like there really wasn’t someone over her trying to strangle her. But these demonic attacks kept her up all night. She wondered if she could be free from these attacks.
Though most of the attacks happened during the night, the daytime wasn’t excluded. Somehow Lochana knew people’s secrets and spoke them out loud. Lochana’s husband, Prajit, drank to endure the troubles, and her children also struggled to survive.
To get away from the attacks, the family chose to move to a nearby village.
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Settling into their rental home, they expected to go back to living their ordinary lives—without the oppression. Instead, it only intensified. At times, Lochana would see visions of her deceased mother. She’d fight it, trying to make the vision go away, but it would always return.
Neighbors suggested she worship and offer flowers to the gods to find relief, but the attacks remained through all her efforts to follow their direction.
During this time, some believers encouraged her to attend the local church. There she met Gospel for Asia pastor Bishr and a woman named Komali who told her about Bridge of Hope.
“Bridge of Hope is one of the best schools that offers good education to the children here,” Komali said. “Moreover, children will have a bright future when they are enrolled in it.”
Up to this point, Lochana and her family could not think of school because of their financial situation.
But by these words from Komali, Lochana’s son, Chahel, and daughter were enrolled in the Bridge of Hope center.
During Chahel’s time in Bridge of Hope, he read God’s Word and studied well, along with learning to play instruments and soccer.
Lochana’s son studied intently in the Bridge of Hope center and learned of Christ’s love through the center’s teachers. When Lochana was fully delivered from the attacks, her son determined to study to become a pastor.
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