India (MNN) — The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church was this past Sunday, November 5th. In India, Christian persecution comes from different avenues, but one of the most damaging is persecution from your own family.

Yet, persecuted Indian believers are sharing their faith and standing for Christ!

One woman, Mandavi, started attending Mission India’s Adult Literacy Class and began following Jesus. From there, Regan Miller with Mission India says, “She then came down with an infection in her right leg. Really, her only family were her two brothers, and because she was a Christian, they refused to help her.

“So she was dealing with this leg infection and everything that was causing struggles within her life — alone.”

(Photo courtesy of Mission India)

Mission India put out a prayer request for Mandavi in their daily email, India Intercessor.

“Our intercessors in the US came around Mandavi in prayer, and they just prayed for a change in the situation.”

Eventually, Miller says, “Her brothers changed their minds about their opinion on her faith! They began to visit her and they started covering her medical expenses so she is on a journey to healing. She’s almost completely healed!

“We’re so excited for her, and this actually opened the door so that she could start sharing the Bible and Scripture with her brothers.”

To pray for more Indian Christians like Mandavi, sign up for daily prayer emails with Mission India!

“There’s 1.4 billion people in India and so many of them are unreached, so it can feel a little bit daunting to know how to go about prayer. But we break it down into just simple one to two-sentence prayer requests that we email out each morning.”

Please also pray for Mandavi’s brothers that they would know relationship with Jesus Christ and the joy of salvation. Pray that whole families across India would come into contact with the Gospel.


Header photo courtesy of Shail Sharma/Unsplash.