We have to withhold certain details [about these believers] to not give away the identity of these Christians, or else they will be punished for sharing the information with us. In some cases, we have been able to help; in others, we’re still hoping to reach them soon:
1. There was a family recently who didn’t receive help from the local village authorities. The Hindus [who lead the village] said the Christians already received help from foreigners. But they were laborers who had lost their income, and nobody gave them any supplies to survive.
Pray for this family’s safety and emergency needs. Pray their persecutors will realize the love of Jesus and see His truth. Pray the believers will be able to stand strong and will not go hungry or be left without support.
2. Another family lives in a village where the government came to give food aid. These Christians were bypassed. Fortunately, one of our partners was able to give them some groceries.
Pray for this family that was discriminated against by the government. Pray they will be safe and healthy. Thank God an Open Doors partner was able to deliver some groceries, and pray this sort of support will be able to continue.
3. A disabled Christian man, Nathan*, and his family of six were also bypassed for relief. He can’t walk, but still the local people won’t give him and his family any food. The family has been opposed by the village since they came to faith.
Pray for Nathan and his family. Pray they would be able to get food relief, and their neighbors and community would stop treating them so poorly. Pray Nathan’s family would be a light for Jesus in the midst of extreme difficulty.