Prayer Requests

UPDATE: Young Pregnant Mother Runs Away from Home, Leaving Son Behind

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Update: Praise our amazing God who hears our prayers: we received a phone call from Ya and she said that her family has been worried about her living on own her own. They found her and brought her home. She is very grateful for the help our ministry give her and we are planning to visit her soon.

 

Pray that God continues to watch over Ya, the baby in her belly, and her one year old son. We hope our coworkers can understand her situation more when they go visit her, and hope God gave reveal to them a better way to serve and love her.

 

Original Prayer Request: Last month, our coworkers registered a very young mother, Ms. Ya, who is only 18 years old. She has a husband who is 20 years old and works away from home, and together they have a one year old son. She realized she was pregnant last month, and is about four month pregnant now. They live in the mountains in a remote village, and their family is very poor. Ya’s husband does not take care of his family, even though he works he has never sent them money. Ya has no education and does not use the telephone to communicate.

 

Her husband’s mother died when he was very young, and he was brought up by his father. A few years ago his father was working in construction and had an accident causing him injury to his feet. After physical therapy, the father’s feet could not be healed, so he is disabled and their family is extremely poor. Last month, when our workers went to visit them, there was only had Ya, her father-in-law, and Yah’s one year old son at home. Other than those three people, the have no one else.

 

When we looked again at Ya’s registration papers, we noticed in one of the photos that there were many bottles of alcohol in her home. This led our hearts to feel uneasy about Ya’s situation. Considering she lived

alone with her son and father in law, with no mother and husband by her side, it is very likely that her father in law is an alcoholic. Therefore, we asked some coworkers to visit her and try to understand Ya’s situation, to understand if her environment is safe.

 

Yesterday we received our coworker’s reply as follows:

 

Two day ago we had some coworkers go visit Ya in her home. We were planning on bringing her their monthly allowance and increase it from 100 yuan to 250 yuan. However, it was only until we reached Ya’s village that we realized she had already ran away from home. Our coworkers found out from her neighbors that her husband does not care at all for his family and spends his time drinking and gambling. Her father in law is also the same, he plays mahjong, gambles, and drinks. We heard that her older brother is in college and her younger sister is also studying; she may have decided to marry early because of this.

 

We also heard that, last month, after our workers visited Ya, her father in law pressured her into giving him her monthly allowance. He then gave the money to his own niece, so Ya and her son were unable to use any of the money. Unhappy with her situation, Ya left home to find work in the city, leaving her son behind with her father in law. It has already been a few weeks since anyone has heard any news from her.

 

Currently, we are very worried that Ya may abort her child, but also worried that even if she does not choose to abort her baby, her living situation would be difficult. Meanwhile, she left her son at home where he is bound to be subject to a great deal of emotional hurt and feelings of abandonment.

 

 

Young Pregnant Mother Runs Away from Home, Leaving Son Behind

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Last month, our coworkers registered a very young mother, Ms. Ya, who is only 18 years old. She has a husband who is 20 years old and works away from home, and together they have a one year old son. She realized she was pregnant last month, and is about four month pregnant now. They live in the mountains in a remote village, and their family is very poor. Ya’s husband does not take care of his family, even though he works he has never sent them money. Ya has no education and does not use the telephone to communicate.

 

Her husband’s mother died when he was very young, and he was brought up by his father. A few years ago his father was working in construction and had an accident causing him injury to his feet. After physical therapy, the father’s feet could not be healed, so he is disabled and their family is extremely poor. Last month, when our workers went to visit them, there was only had Ya, her father-in-law, and Yah’s one year old son at home. Other than those three people, the have no one else.

 

When we looked again at Ya’s registration papers, we noticed in one of the photos that there were many bottles of alcohol in her home. This led our hearts to feel uneasy about Ya’s situation. Considering she lived

alone with her son and father in law, with no mother and husband by her side, it is very likely that her father in law is an alcoholic. Therefore, we asked some coworkers to visit her and try to understand Ya’s situation, to understand if her environment is safe.

 

Yesterday we received our coworker’s reply as follows:

 

Two day ago we had some coworkers go visit Ya in her home. We were planning on bringing her their monthly allowance and increase it from 100 yuan to 250 yuan. However, it was only until we reached Ya’s village that we realized she had already ran away from home. Our coworkers found out from her neighbors that her husband does not care at all for his family and spends his time drinking and gambling. Her father in law is also the same, he plays mahjong, gambles, and drinks. We heard that her older brother is in college and her younger sister is also studying; she may have decided to marry early because of this.

 

We also heard that, last month, after our workers visited Ya, her father in law pressured her into giving him her monthly allowance. He then gave the money to his own niece, so Ya and her son were unable to use any of the money. Unhappy with her situation, Ya left home to find work in the city, leaving her son behind with her father in law. It has already been a few weeks since anyone has heard any news from her.

 

Currently, we are very worried that Ya may abort her child, but also worried that even if she does not choose to abort her baby, her living situation would be difficult. Meanwhile, she left her son at home where he is bound to be subject to a great deal of emotional hurt and feelings of abandonment.

 

Pray that God protects Ya and the baby in her belly. Pray that God also protects her son. We hope our coworkers can quickly get news about Ya and help her.

 

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UPDATE: Mother Facing Pressure to Abort Baby Girl

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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! 

 

A Prayer for Ying and Her Family

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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.

 

Mother Accepts Christ, Still Battling Idolatry

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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. 

 

Field Workers Organizing Sharing Session for Baby Shower Families

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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.