India (MNN) ― A fragile peace exists between Pakistan and India in the wake of terrorist attacks last week.
Even while fingers are pointing to an Al Qaeda connection from Pakistan, India's ruling Congress party will likely feel the fallout.
Government analysts say their response created an image of a weak government in the face of security challenges. When the Congress Party faces an election in May, their inadequate response to the threats could cost them power in terms of voter outrage.
Meanwhile, airports in India went on high alert once again, after receiving credible threats against the travel ways.
Gypsy Meadows with Worldwide Christian Schools says their team in the region is safe, but they are rattled. "There's a palpable and real fear factor in the hearts and minds of the common man in Mumbai, so that rumors and stray and small incidents, practically anything, seems to unsettle the average Mumbai resident."
Their schools continue to operate, but the tension in the region is likely to push change on the government levels. "They ask for prayer for the city, particularly that the Christians of the city will be able to reach out with the Gospel, which is the message of peace and hope."
In the face of investigations and terror warnings, Meadows says, "We could pray that Christians can be influential in reforming and reshaping a stronger and healthier government in India. That would do so much for creating a better environment for India as a whole, as a place that we can continue to reach out to."