John (left) gave up medical treatment for his injured leg so he could continue to follow Christ.
John (left) gave up medical treatment for his injured leg so he could continue to follow Christ.
Mar. 05, 2020 | Laos

Young Believer Denied Medical Care

[221] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for John.

John became interested in Christianity through a friend who shared Christian music and videos with him. He came to faith in Christ after eventually finding a pastor in another village who explained the gospel to him. But about six months after professing his faith, his foster parents and others in his village began to complain, cursing him and treating him badly. “Stop believing in God, because this is not the religion of our ancestors,” his relatives told him. “It is a religion of foreigners.” John’s foster parents even told him they regretted taking him in after his parents died. In addition, they told him they would not pay for a scheduled surgery to remove a metal rod in his leg unless he gave up his faith. John told them he would continue to love and respect them but that he could not give up his faith. He said he would wait for the surgery until he can afford to pay for it himself. “I will believe in Christ until I pass away,” he said.

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  • God,
    Help John's foster family to pay for his surgery. Help his foster family to come to you and know you. Help John to be a light, bringing others to you. Protect him and help him to grow spiritually.
    Amen
    Hezekiah H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do praise You for the faith and steadfastness of John. May he continue to be strengthened by You and may he be surrounded and cared for by Your church. Please provide what he needs for this surgery, as well as a place to stay where he can be cared for and discipled. May he be encouraged through Your love.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other Christians in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. Give John all he needs for medical care & full healing. Bring his foster parents to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other Christians in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. And give John all he needs for medical care & full recovery. Bring his foster parents to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other believers in Laos : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of those around them to You. Give John all he needs for his medical care & complete healing. Bring his foster parents to repentance.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I thank you for John's strong faith. Please make a way for his surgery and show his family and community that You are greater than their fears, threats and blinded hearts. Deliver them from darkness into your marvelous light. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • Thank you Lord for John's witness. Let his foster parents relent and give him the surgery and let him stay healthy and strong in you.
    michele r - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for John's faithfulness to You. May his love for You be a witness to his foster family and friends so that they can come to know You the way he has. Bless his decision to deny the medical care in order to not deny You. Open doors that we don't know about that will allow John to have this surgery. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & believers in Laos: Protect provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ, Open the hearts of their opponents to You. Give John all he needs for medical care & a full recovery. Bring his foster parents to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other believers in Laos : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love committed to Christ. Open the hearts of those around them to You. Give John all need needs fr medical care & a complete recovery. May his foster parents repent. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, comfort John. Provide for his surgery and other needs in ways that will show his family and others that you are real & the only true God. Help John to endure and to trust you. May his testimony be a doorway for the gospel to come with power into his family and his home village. May he be reminded that in You, he is more than a conqueror.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear LORD, thank You for the life and testimony of John! His acts of love and respect to his persecutors reflect Your teaching. Bless him with overflowing blessings & supply all His needs. Let the Gospel be brought forth thru all of Laos, may John be used in this. Bless his friend & Your faithful followers in this country. Transform lives forever!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father please protect John from evil and harm. Give him physical, mental, emotional and most of all spiritual strength. Please let him have the surgery he needs. Bless him for his unswerving love for You. Open the eyes and ears of his foster parents so that they are not kept in darkness, Let them rejoice in You as a family and be a beacon of light.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Oh Father this is so beautiful. Brother John says he will believe in Christ until he passes away! May He go to a deeper place in You & may You surround him with new family & friends. We lift up his foster parents & others who have persecuted. May they hear You speaking to their hearts as YOu draw them. Take the fetters off in Jesus' Name....
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba Laos Cambodia has been too hostile toward Jesus. Believers you hand selected have been the target of torture & hate. May this young man receive miraculaous healing immediately.Provide protection,give him words of wisdom to witness and not be fearful.Open the eyes of the villagers to understand Jesus &yield to His spirit.uproot the eil from the lan
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for John's faith. Please provide a way for his surgery to be paid for. Watch over him, protect, and encourage him. Soften his foster parents' hearts to John and to You, and that they would be saved. In Jesus's name, amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the resilience of John's faith. Strengthen him and help him to stand in the face of these challenges. I pray for provision for his operation. Touch the heart of his foster parents and make them come to the knowledge of your saving grace. Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Father God I praise You for the faith of John. I praise You for his willingness to serve You at all cost. I pray for finances to come in for this leg surgery and for Your provision to speak of Your glory and faithfulness to all those near him. Lord I ask for You to reveal Yourself to his parents and to show Your majesty to them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father please be with John at this time. Help him to remain resolute in his faith in You. Lord Jesus I pray for his healing. I also pray that you would touch his family and bring them to salvation. Encourage John O'Lord and help him to overcome these persecutions in Jesus name. Amen
    Olorunfemi J - Nigeria
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other believers in Laos : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give John all he needs for medical care & a full recovery. Bring his foster parents to repentance. May they be reconciled to You & to him. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I know You will bless John with the finances to pay for his needed surgery. I lift him up to you & ask that you give him continued faith in our Lord as he waits for his prayers to be answered. You, oh Lord are the true loving God & you are our healer! Please touch John. Your will be done. In Jesus mighty name!
    Julie J - USA
  • Father, strengthen John for the path of righteousness that leads to life and godliness. Baptize John with the Holy Spirit and fire so that like his Biblical name sake he will bring many to repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ. Provide for his financial needs so that he can afford the surgery to have the metal rod removed from his leg very soon.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the faith of this young man. Praying those around him see the strength of his faith, his joy and love. I pray for the salvation of those who are persecuting him. Provide for him and I pray someone will step up to provide care for him. Strengthen him in his faith and send those to be in his life to support and disciple him.
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give John all he needs to get medical care & fully recover. Bring his foster parents to repentance. May they reconciled to You & to him. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear LORD God, our Father, thank You for my brother John. Please make a way for him to get the medical care he needs. Please heal him in mind, body, soul, and spirit. May his foster parents repent and be saved, and all those around him. May John's faith continue to grow, and be fruitful for Your kingdom. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord, thank you for giving this young man such a strong, unwavering faith in you. Please soften the hearts of his family and friends and use this young man to spread your truth and love. I pray that you spare the green and take the ripe and your will be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for John & other believers in Laos : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials & others around them, to You. And give John all he needs for medical care & full recovery. May his foster parent repent.
    Lisa D - USA
  • I praise God for John's Faith. I pray God will provide for John's surgery. I pray He will be surrounded by brothers and sisters in Christ that will encourage him, love him, and fellowship with him. I pray many more people including his foster family will get to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    Tara A - USA
  • Lord, provide for John both his physical and spiritual needs. Encourage him as he takes a stand for you. Soften the hearts of his family. May they see his love for you and for them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for John and his willingness to follow You even though he is denied medical care because of it. I pray that You would continue to strengthen him in his faith, knowing that You are worth any cost. I pray that You would provide for his needs, demonstrating Your love, power, and compassion to those John encounters; may we praise You.
    Lysander S - USA
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