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Malaysia: Samrita

Cell phone photo of Samrita and her children

Samrita grew up in a family from a Malaysian tribal group. She was one of 13 children in the family. Her father treated his family harshly.

Samrita married a Muslim man named Uda, hoping marriage would be an escape from her harsh home life. But Uda began using bad drugs, and he also treated Samrita roughly.

Then Samrita’s father found peace and a new life in Christ! Samrita was happy to see how much he changed after Jesus came into his life.

After learning more about Jesus from Christians, Samrita also put her trust in him as her Savior. She kept her new faith secret from her husband.

But one day, Uda discovered her Bible. He kicked her out of the house. She was forced to leave without her two children, 10-year-old Lili and 5-year-old Faiz.

Uda divorced Samrita. He allows her to see their children sometimes, but has warned her not to share her faith with them. Samrita prays every day that she we will be able to live with her children again someday. However, she says, “I’m willing to suffer for Christ.”

Note: Samrita could be sentenced to a Muslim “rehabilitation center” to convince her to leave Christianity.

Pray: What are some of the things you could ask God on behalf of Lili and Faiz? In what ways could you pray for Samrita? Uda?

(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)



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