After becoming a Christian, Fazira’s Muslim husband chased her away — twice. Fazira accepted Christ after her son, who had long battled an illness, experienced healing. Secretly, she started attending church and eventually brought her children. When her husband realized she was no longer attending mosque, he chased after her with a stick. Fazira hid for a few days, but could no longer stay away from her children. Her husband agreed to take her back if she stuck to his rules. However, Fazira could not stay away from her church either. One day her daughter rushed home to tell her mom that her dad was coming to kill her along with the neighbors and her uncle. Fazira fled, taking refuge in the home of an area pastor. Pray for her to grow in her faith in Christ, as well as a new home for her and her children.
Woman Chased Away for her Faith
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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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