When Karina Ali became a Christian after reading Bible stories about Jesus, her Muslim father was so angry that he kicked her out of the house and refused to pay her school fees. Local Christians paid her fees so she could finish school, and after graduation Karina enrolled in nursing school. When it came time to complete her nursing practicum, Karina chose to return to her village. The village women took note of her dedication and service, and even her father acknowledged that her faith was good for her and the community. Today Karina is completing her studies in a larger city, but her village has requested that she return when she is finished so she can be a positive influence on other village girls. Praise God for the reconciliation occurring between Karina and her father.
Family Rejection Leads to Community Acceptance
Recent Prayer Requests
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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