A young woman is now financially destitute but spiritually rich after coming to know Christ. Chenbagam was married at age 14, a common practice among Hindus in Nepal. Her family was impoverished, however, and Chenbagam’s husband decided to work in Saudi Arabia. Chenbagam became ill and spent nearly everything her husband was earning on various treatments, including visits to a witch doctor. When a neighbor suggested visiting a local church, Chenbagam tried it as a last resort. After church members prayed, she experienced healing. When her husband found out, he told her he would stop sending money. The young mother is finding it difficult to feed her children and send them to school, but she says she cannot leave Jesus Christ. Pray for provision for her, and pray for what may happen when her husband returns from Saudi Arabia.
New Convert Cut off Financially by Husband
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Praise God for the Release of Four Men and Faithfulness of Seven FamiliesFour Christian men arrested over the past two months were released from jail recently. The first believer to be arrested, "Sanyahak," was detained in early October after 40 people came to know Christ through his witness. The three other men were later arrested, amid ongoing harassment of seven Christian families in the community.
Pray for Arrested Christian Students and Children of Arrested ParentsSixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released.
Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to ChristiansAuthorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return to Buddhism, promising that if they do they will be able to buy food again. The believers, however, are standing firm. "This is not a game," one Christian replied. "We were baptized. We believe in Christ 100 percent and we will die believing."
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