Gospel For Asia has expressed its sorrow over the murder of one of its missionaries in India last month.
Ajit Bansi was constructing a new church in Assam when he was killed by an extremist anti-Christian group on May 20. He had gone to a nearby town to purchase materials for the final phase of construction but never returned.
GFA said he was ambushed together with three other people and that all four were shot dead by the extremist group.
His murder came just days before the church building for his growing congregation was due to be completed.
Gospel For Asia praised Pastor Ajit for risking everything to share the hope of Christ and serving his church of around 60 believers in spite of the risks to his life.
"Pastor Ajit was one of hundreds of missionaries risking their lives to share Jesus' love in this area," said GFA President K P Yohannan.
"He was doing a great work, and his life brought hope to many people. It is extremely sad that this pastor never saw his dream fulfilled.
"Pastor Ajit left behind his wife and two small children. His church lost its pastor. They all need prayer in this very difficult time, as do the other missionaries in this area."
GFA leaders are caring for Ajit's bereaved family. They request prayer that the Lord will comfort them and provide for their needs.