Date: May 19, 2022
|On Christmas Eve last year, 17-year-old Talitha slipped beneath the waters and rose a newly washed young woman in Christ.
But this young woman’s baptism didn’t look like the public ceremonies you see in your church. There were no overjoyed parents or large crowd of witnesses (see photo below).
Because where Talitha lives in Central Asia, following Jesus must be done in secret. She is the only Christian in her family and if they discover her faith, she could be attacked or even killed.
Still, it was a special time for our sister. From the moment Talitha kneeled to give Jesus her heart, she wanted to be baptized. Despite the risks, and despite the fact she’s alone in her faith most of the time.
But today, you have the beautiful opportunity to write to her and send prayers of encouragement, love and hope. Our local partner will translate your messages and get them to her, showing her just how big her new family is.
Through our letters and prayers, we can begin to let Talitha know (and see) that she is part of a global family. A Church that’s here to show her the heights and depths of God’s love for her, especially since following Jesus will mean following Him into persecution and trials.