A young Nepali athlete has chosen to follow Christ, at the cost of losing all family support for his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Unnat, a nationally recognized athlete, was born into a Hindu family. But after attending church with some Christian friends, he became convinced that faith in Jesus Christ was the only way to salvation. Upon graduation from high school, Unnat began attending a two-month discipleship school. In the middle of his studies, however, his family suddenly told him to come home. When he arrived, his father locked him in a room, but Unnat escaped after about a week and decided to be baptized immediately. He is now living with relatives who are not Christians, and his future in sports is in jeopardy because his parents will not support further training unless he stops attending church. Please pray that God will provide Unnat with guidance and wisdom.
Young Athlete Chooses Christ Over a Sports Career
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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.
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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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