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Remembering Persecuted Mothers

Christian mother at a Bible study in Laos.

Sarala and her mother live in Nepal, where most people are Hindus, Buddhists, or animists. But Sarala and her mother gave their lives to Christ early last year.

They planned to be baptized, but Sarala’s father, who wasn’t a Christian, ordered them not to follow through with their plans. Then, on the day of the baptism, he locked Sarala in the house.

However, Sarala’s mother did get baptized. (You can see a photo and read the story here.) Her father kicked them both out of the house. He said they couldn’t come home unless they denied Christ. They didn’t come back, and he searched for them so he could force them to return to Hinduism.

Sarala and her mother feared he would hurt them. For safety, they took refuge in a “safe house” provided by The Voice of the Martyrs for Christians who are at risk of persecution.

On Mother’s Day, remember mothers and children who have lost homes, families, and friends after deciding to follow Christ.

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife, or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:29).


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