Update: Lin had abortion last June due to poverty. Soon she was pregnant again and our workers enrolled her in our program. After her family found out through the ultrasound that she was pregnant with a girl, her husband and father in law were upset and asked her to abort the baby. After our worker talked with her, telling her the harm of abortion and that it is a sin, they persuaded her to keep the baby. One and half month ago, Lin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! Our worker visited Lin's family recently, saw the whole family was happy, everybody loves the girl, including the father and father-in-law! Praise God!
Pray that God continues to work on the hearts of everyone in this family and that His love prospers.
Original Prayer Request: 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!
Please pray for 13-year-old Ying from our Orphan Care Program. Her mother left her when she was ten after her parents divorced. Ying now lives with her father, grandparents, and aunt (who has epilepsy). Ying's father, who used to work as a driver to provide for the family, had a car accident in June 2013. He is about to have his second surgery, but the family is unable to afford its cost. The family has already been spending 7 to 8 thousand yuan ($1100 - 1300) per month on medicine alone. As a result, they are shouldering a debt of more than 30 thousand yuan ($4800). Ying's family now relies on her grandfather to make a living by picking up odd jobs here and there. Every day, he leaves home at 2:00 am and works for more than 10 hours, recieving merely 70-80 ($11-13) yuan in return. Whenever our field workers visit Ying, her grandmother is in tears because of the family's desperate situation.
Mrs. Li is a mother who enrolled in the Baby Shower Program this March and she is expected to give birth this August. Our workers have spent a lot of time sharing the Gospel with her and praying for her. After our workers' second visit, Mrs. Li was willing to accept Christ Jesus as her Savior! She wanted to go to church the following day, but was she couldn't because she was having pain in her foot. Now that she has entered late-stage pregnancy, it is difficult for her to leave her house. There is a statue of an idol in her house that she once worshiped in the hope of receiving good health, and this may be a stronghold over her house. Please pray that the Lord would give her the determination to destroy this idol physically and spiritually so that her house and mind can be completely cleansed.
A couple who works for All Girls Allowed in China is organizing a sharing session early next month for some of the families who have graduated from the Baby Shower Program. Around five families have decided to participate and the couple has also invited another worker of ours to come and share her testimony. The topics of the event will revolve around sexual purity and the harmful effects of abortion.
This is a wonderful opportunity to share the Choose Life Message with these families and invite Jesus to open their hearts and minds to Him. Please pray that the Lord would prepare the hearts of our field workers and the participating families and that He would watch over the security of the event venue.
We recently recieved news that one of our brothers in China went to the hospital with a severe stomach ache and learned that he has kidney stones. The stones are very painful, and while the hospital gave him painkillers that have helped a little bit, he is seeking a larger hospital that can give him more complete care.
Please pray that God would heal our brother and give him rest and refreshment.
Sister Wu was struggling with her pregnancy because the wound from her previous c-section had not properly healed and her baby was causing the wound to hurt. Doctors were not sure that Sister Wu could carry her baby full term because of this, but a few days ago she delivered a healthy baby boy via c-section. Both the mother and child are doing well and Sister Wu says "thank you for your prayers!"
See the original prayer request here