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LAOS: New Believer Disinherited by Family

LAOS: New Believer Disinherited by Family

When Jai placed his faith in Christ in December 2019, his Hmong family was very unhappy with him. They told him he could have no share in their father’s inheritance, and they divided the property among themselves.

They accused him of taking a foreign religion and of disrespecting their tradition of ancestor worship. “I do not care for lands or houses,” Jai told them, “as long as I can keep my faith.”

In February 2020, when Jai built a new house, his family and a village leader began to threaten him. Hoping to reconcile with his family, Jai invited his pastor to the village to explain the Christian faith to them.

Jai’s family and other villagers listened to the pastor, but they told Jai that as long as he remains a Christian there will always be problems. The pastor told Jai’s family that he would return to talk with them again. “Pray for the pastor to resolve this problem in the future,” a VOM partner wrote.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Thank the Lord for Jai’s faithfulness in putting the Lord first in his life. Pray nothing will come from the threats and that the Lord will protect Jai and his property.
  • Pray along with Jai for the salvation of his family members. Pray the Lord will continue to grant Jai and his pastor opportunities to speak to the family. Pray that the Lord will even now be softening their hearts to the Gospel.
  • Thank the Lord for the strong Christian witness in Laos, which continues despite opposition.

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EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

A young man was beaten, held captive and later disinherited after becoming interested in Christianity.

Ahmed was 16 when he found a scrap of paper on his bus seat that said, “The Lord Jesus has chosen you for Him.” This piqued his curiosity and set him on a journey of seeking Jesus.

When his family found Christian books in his room, they beat him and brought in an imam to try to change his mind. Later, they decided to send him to Saudi Arabia, where his father owned a factory. There he was imprisoned in a small room for seven years before his family allowed him to return to Egypt and then married him to a cousin.

In Egypt, Ahmed was able to access Christian media on the internet, and his faith grew. However, his family cut him off and removed his inheritance rights to his father’s business fortune.

Last year, Ahmed started a small restaurant business to support himself, but when the neighbours found out he was a Christian, they burned it down.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Uphold Ahmed, pray he will continue to look to the author and perfecter of his faith. Pray he will grow in love for God and faithfulness to Him, even in times of trial.
  • Join with Ahmed in praying for his family, that they too may recognise Jesus as their God and be brought to repentance.
  • Pray for Ahmed and others who suffer at the hands of family members, that they will receive much love and care from their brothers and sisters in Christ.

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