Prayer Requests

Mentally Disabled Single Mother Struggles to Raise Daughter

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Tian has faced many hardships in her life. When Tian's brother was a teenager, he went to Shenzhen for work, but when he returned he was diagnoased with a mental disorder. The family had no choice but to send him to a mental hospital. The tradgedies did not stop there. A year and a half later, Tian had a panic attack when she was fertilizing the soil on her family's farm. She was 16 years old at that time, and since then she has been experiencing hallucinations. 

 

Medication helped clear Tian's mind, and despite her condition, she got married. She didn't obtain a marriage certificate, but she received a bride price from her husband. Eventually Tian became pregnant. Her husband took her to the hospital for a check-up, and the doctors recommended that she stop taking psychiatric medicine. As a result, Tian began to lose her mind again. Even worse, when her husband learned that the baby was a girl, he "returned" Tian to her family, therefore annulling the marriage.  When our field workers visited Tian, they saw one of her uncles. He has had polio since he was very young, and can only walk using his two hands. They asked him if his family had engaged in some superstitious rituals, but he said no. However, every family in this particular village is superstitious. 

 

Tian's daughter is almost two months old, and she now has no father. Our field workers gave Tian a blanket and a card as baby shower gifts, but her and her family still desperately need prayer. Please pray for healing and support for Tian as she struggles to raise her daughter and battles this mental disorder. Also pray for deliverance for her and her family from any superstitious strongholds they may be under. 

 
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Mother Pregnant With Third Daughter, Family Telling Her to Abort

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This prayer request comes from one of our workers in China:

 

"Xi, a mother in the Baby Shower Program, is pregnant with what will be her third daughter. She is four months pregnant and wants to abort her child. Xi's family is not receptive to our advice to keep the child, and they always avoid talking about this matter. Since Xi's second daughter has just reached one year old, this will be the last month that we serve this family. May God prepare a chance for us to talk about the issue of abortion with Xi. Xi's husband is very stubborn in wanting a baby boy and nobody in their family will change their minds. Please pray for us, that the Lord would give us wisdom and merciful hearts."

 

"The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases." (Proverbs 21:1)

 

God is capable of changing hearts! Pray that God would pursuade Xi and her family to save this baby's life. 

 

Mother Pregnant With Third Child, Unsure of Next Steps

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Lian has two daughters that are 3 and 4 years old. During her second pregnancy, Lian was afraid that the baby would be a girl. When she discovered that it was indeed a girl, she wanted to have an abortion. Part of the reason why Lian wanted an abortion was because she and her husband had just come from the countryside to the city, and this transition had already put enormous pressure on the family. Our workers persuaded Lian to first focus on having the baby, and then figure out what to do afterwards. The family enrolled in our Baby Shower Program last month. 

 

Please pray that God would make clear what the next steps should be for Lian and her family and that He would give her joy in her pregnancy. 

 

 

 

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Mother Facing Pressure to Abort Baby Girl

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Please pray for Lin, a mother who courageously decided to keep her baby last year despite having aborted her previous pregnancy. Recently, Lin had an ultrasound and found out that she was pregnant with a girl. Both her husband and her father-in-law want her to abort the baby, but she wants to keep her child. Please pray for God to soften the hearts of her husband and father-in-law so they will change their minds and allow Lin to keep her baby. God can save this precious life! 

 

Homeless Young Mother and Son in Need of Housing and Acceptance

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Ning, a young mother who previously enrolled in the Baby Shower Program and accepted Christ, is currently struggling with housing. She and her new born baby boy are presently homeless and the baby's father is in jail. Thanks to God, our worker's church let them stay in the church for the time being, and have been taking care of the young mom and baby. One of our workers said recently that Ning's husband's sister and mother have accepted her. Please pray for their relationship and that a better living situation will open up for Ning and her son. 

 

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Pray for Sister Min's Visit With Her Family

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This prayer request is from one of our field workers, Sister Min:

 

"I will be visiting my mother's side of the family with my husband this month, from around February 14 to around February 21. My family members have not come to Christ, and this has always put a burden on us. Our incessant prayers have reached God's ears, and He has prepared this opportunity for us to visit my family. I have six sisters, and three of my older sisters went to church for many years but did not believe in Christ. Recently, they gave up their faith because of some setbacks. I also tried to encourage my younger sister to follow Christ, but after learning about my older sisters' circumstances, she too decided not to do so. Since we live far away, we haven't gone back to my family for a long time, but now God has given us the chance to make that happen. On this trip, we will also be visiting one Baby Shower Program family and one of my relatives who is pregnant. Please pray that God would allow us to share the Gospel and the Choose Life Message with them. We leave this trip in God's hands."

 

Pray for blessings over Sister Min's trip as she visits her family and the Baby Shower Family.