Pray for a Young Woman in Bhutan Disowned by Her Family

February 6, 2018 by Brian O.

Twenty-two-year-old Dechen* heard the gospel from her friend when she was in Samtse Bhutan (#33 on the World Watch List). She accepted Jesus in October 2016 and was baptized in December that same year.

Dechen kept her faith hidden from her family for some time—until her family noticed changes in her life after accepting Christ. In mid-February 2017, Dechen’s family found out about her faith and she was disowned by all of her family members.

She was given the choice to leave the family or leave Jesus Christ.

She told them she would leave neither. Her family was furious about her faith and told her not to come home until she disowned Christ. They said they will not accept her into their home unless she leaves her faith.

It has been almost a year since Dechen last visited home. Her family still refuses to talk to her or allow her to return. She has been staying with her Christian friends in the meantime, and also searching for a job for her survival.

Please pray for her as she has the heart to be a full-time minister. Pray for her family to know Jesus Christ and accept Him as their personal savior, and that their hearts would be transformed to welcome her home.

*Representative name used for security.

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