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A Mother’s Hard Decision

September 12, 2016 by Open Doors in

A few nights ago, an Open Doors fieldworker, and his wife, had a long talk with a mother from Central Asia. The mother is married to a local house pastor. The couple have a 6-year-old son together, who can be described as joyful with a passion to sing, loudly. Typically, most parents would love their child to behave in this manner, however because of religious restrictions in Central Asia, this behavior is dangerous.

Their son is very enthused to share the love of Christ with everyone he meets. The mother said, “He recently asked me if his friend is going to heaven if he dies and I said, ‘If he doesn’t know Christ, then probably not’.” Her son then said “Then I have to tell him urgently about Jesus!”

The mother is concerned because her son’s zeal for Christ presents a danger to both the secret church and seminars they conduct. Yet, she does not want to tell her son not to share the Gospel. She has asked for advice and prayers from the Body of Christ worldwide.

Pray God will give the mother wisdom in this situation. Pray God leads this child and family to be proud of the Gospel, but to share it responsibly in their country.

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