When Wai Thet in Myanmar was 8 years old, his brother was so ill that the village physician gave up on him. “We thought he was dead,” Wai Thet shares. His mother pleaded with Buddha for her son’s life but nothing happened. “That evening, a Christian worker visited us, prayed for my brother and gave…

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What if you lived in a country where it was illegal to tell your neighbours about Jesus? What if sharing God’s love might get you arrested or even killed? Would you do it anyway? Loknath did. In Madhya Pradesh, the state in India where Loknath lives, it is against the law to convert local people…

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“When I was young, I lost my parents and my sister in a car accident. Though I didn’t think I could survive the loss, God gave me incredible strength to keep on living. Later, I went to Armenia for medical school where I met many Christians and began attending worship. My faith in Jesus grew.…

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Than is a housewife, a Christian, and a farmer. She understands the effort it takes to produce a good crop yield in more ways than one. “I wasn’t raised in a Christian home. My parents were not Christians,” she recalls. But one day, a friend gave her a copy of the New Testament. As she…

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When Habrua first started serving his Muslim community in Africa, only one or two people would come forward to hear about Jesus. But the Holy Spirit is moving, and over the past few years, more than 2,000 people have been baptized. “Resistance is common but the harvest is plenty,” says Habrua. “We are planting small…

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After hearing the Gospel from a local champion named Etasa, Wimal and her family received Jesus into their lives. Their new relationship with Christ did not go unnoticed and it quickly ignited local hostilities as their entire village turned against them. Without access to their rations, Wimal and her family had no subsidized food, no…

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Around the time she turned 45, Pavithra began to have pain in her lower abdomen. The pain grew so severe that it became very difficult to do household chores or any of her usual daily activities. She visited hospitals and spent a lot of money on medicine. She also sacrificed chickens and goats to her…

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Indah and her family live in a closed country with a predominantly Muslim population. Christians and other religious minorities face increasing hostility and persecution from neighbours and local officials. Indah, who grew up as a Muslim, learned about Jesus through her friend, Susila. Susila gave Indah a Bible. Indah read the Bible hungrily, but when…

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Tens of millions of Christians like Aamir are living in communities where simply owning a Bible can lead to beatings, imprisonment or death for the sake of Jesus Christ. “We live in [a] difficult situation where we cannot freely exercise our faith,” says Aamir, a brother in East Africa who has been following Christ for four years. “There…

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