Since I neglected to post my weekly Martyr Monday post, I wanted to share something I got in an email from Voice of the Martyrs Be-A-Voice Network.
New Believers Expelled from Villages According to VOM contacts, several Hmong families have been forced to leave their villages in northern Vietnam after coming to faith in Jesus. There are no Christians living in these villages because converts to Christianity are immediately expelled. In one northern province, 13 individuals from three families converted to Christianity after experiencing miracles through the prayers of a Hmong Christian. Family members who had suffered from physical and mental illnesses were healed of their infirmities after the Christian prayed for them. But after converting to Christianity, the families were no longer welcome in their village.
In another northern province, a village leader forced a Christian family of eight to leave their home. The family now has no land to farm, and they are struggling to make a living. This family of new believers also came to Christ through the witness of a Hmong Christian.
Please Pray! Please pray for these families who have lost everything to follow Christ. Ask the Lord to supply all their needs according to his riches in glory and to sustain their faith in the midst of adversity. Pray that God will open the hearts and minds of the village leaders to the gospel.
“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9