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IRAN: Imprisoned Christian’s Son Expelled from School

IRAN: Imprisoned Christian’s Son Expelled from School

An imprisoned Christian is asking for prayer specifically for his son. Ali was arrested for his participation in a house church. He is being kept in a prison separate from other Christians arrested at the same time and says he is often insulted by other prisoners for his faith.

Imprisonment is difficult enough, but Ali has an added stress: his son was expelled from school after his father’s arrest, losing his scholarship.

Worrying about his family has overwhelmed Ali at times, but he says he is learning to turn to God in these moments and trust that both his life and his family’s lives are in God’s hands. He told a VOM partner that he is thankful for all the brothers and sisters who are standing alongside him as he endures this trial.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that Ali will feel the Holy Spirit’s ministering presence. Pray too for his protection.
  • Ask the Lord to give Ali opportunities to share with other prisoners, the very Gospel for which he has been detained. Ask God to be at work in the hearts and minds of those who hear the message of salvation.
  • Pray God will make a way for other opportunities for education for Ali’s son. Pray for Ali’s family as they try to manage life during this time of separation.

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LAOS: Three Families Expelled from Village

LAOS: Three Families Expelled from Village

Three Christian families from the Akha tribe were expelled from their village recently after refusing to renounce their faith in Christ.

Earlier this year, village authorities called the Christians to a meeting that included members of the Lao Patriotic Front. After accusing the believers of abandoning Akha customs and failing to follow the rules and traditions of the village, authorities told them that if they would not renounce their “Jesus religion” they would have to leave the village.

The Christians told them they would not renounce their faith in Christ, pointing out they had not broken any laws, but wanted to stay in the village. At that point, village leaders loaded the Christians and their belongings onto a truck, drove them to some empty farmland outside the village and left them. The authorities then destroyed the Christians’ homes in the village.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Ask the Lord to generously provide for these families. Pray He will give them courage, and continue to keep them spiritually strong.
  • Pray the Lord will use the unwavering faith of these believers as a witness to the power of the Gospel.
  • Pray for the village authorities, that the Lord will reveal Himself to them and that they too will find salvation in Jesus Christ.