Rina Lama isn’t my real name, but I am known by God and part of His family. I came to faith because a friend in college prayed for me and was then healed from a chronic illness. After receiving such a powerful sign that the Christian God loved me, I committed my life to Him and left Hinduism, the religion of my family.
After becoming a Christian, I stopped attending Hindu festivals and worshiping Hindu gods and goddesses. This was not well-received by my family. They boycotted me and mentally persecuted me. My father withdrew his financial support and stopped talking to me. It was very hard.
I didn’t know where to turn to complete my college education because I had no money, but the Body of Christ stepped in! Local Open Doors partners came to pray with me and helped with my college fees. It really boosted my faith.
I gained such encouragement from Psalm 23:4 (“Yea, though I walk through the shadow of death, You are with me…”) and Isaiah 49:15 (“… I will not forget you”) because I have experienced them. I have healing and joy in my life, and I will never leave Him.
The love I longed for, I have in Jesus Christ.
I’m firm in my faith and am doing ministry among women and children in my community. I thank the Lord for allowing me to meet Open Doors partners, and I am thankful for all who came to meet me, help and pray for me. I am encouraged by your kind gestures and your love for persecuted believers. Please continue praying for me and my studies.
- Pray that Rina would continue to feel God’s presence and guidance.
- Pray that she will be surrounded with other believers that can encourage her and disciple her into full maturity.
- Pray that she is kept grounded in the knowledge of the love of God for her.
- Pray that God would continue to provide opportunities to minister to women and children in her community.