Published on September 18th, 2013
Priscilla and Naomi
A post on this site in 2011 told the story of Priscilla and Naomi, Malaysian sisters who had to live in another country with their mother, Rose. They could not live with their father, Felipe, in Malaysia because Felipe was born into a Muslim family. He became a Christian when he was a boy, and later married, Rose, who is a Christian.
But Malaysian laws consider anyone born into a Muslim family to be a Muslim, and they do not allow Muslims to marry Christians. So Rose, Felipe, Priscilla, and Naomi could not live as a family in Malaysia.
The Voice of the Martyrs has learned that the family has been reunited! Their lives are still not always easy. Felipe said, “I am thankful for my children, who live close to the Lord. They are very brave, and that comforts me.”
Please continue to pray for the family.
(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.)