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

[234] 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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  • Holy Father in Heaven, thank you for the faithfulness and courage of John. I'm so encouraged and inspired for his love for Jesus Christ. Bless him Lord with the finance needed for his surgery. Strength his faith and use him to spread the Gospel. We pray for the salvation of his foster parents. Thank you my King. In The Precious of Jesus Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Dear God,
    Lord, please bless John. May his leg not pain him. Please comfort him after facing so much opposition, and may he never feel alone or forsaken. Please also bless his foster family, that they may come to know Christ and that they may come to care for John again. May John's parents rest in peace. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give John a Different heart to Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You now and Forevermore. Please Open and Give Different hearts to the foster parents and others to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You, In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant John Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Way to have the metal rod in his leg removed, Complete Healing for his heart, mind, body, and soul from losing his parents and persecution from his foster parents and others, Growth in You, Favor, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift Your son John up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the foster parents, and others from using anything against him. Thank You for Blessing John's friend and a pastor to minister and spread Your Gospel to John, and John enduring persecution, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, You see the courage and faith of John in Laos despite the persecution of family and others. His leg needs surgery and I ask that You supply the needs. Place a hedge of angels around him and put Your hand upon him to be Your witness Lord and help many find the real Jesus. Destroy the works of false religions and save the people of Laos. Amen
    Alan G - USA
  • Thank You Jesus for John's commitment to You! May he inspire others to follow You are all cost. Lord, touch John's leg & take away any pain, give him a miracle of healing. May You open doors of evangelism for John that he might boldly share the Gospel with others. Lord touch the hearts of his foster parents & draw them to Your salvation. Praise God!!
    Sharon C - USA
  • LORD,
    Thank You for brother John faithfulness and commitment to Jesus! Thank You for his strong courage and witness in front of non believers. Use him in a mighty way! Heal his leg and do a medical miracle where everyone close to him will know without a doubt that God did it, and not man!!!! Have Your way! You are Mighty!!! Bless John! In Christ Amen!
    Deidre S - USA
  • Our Father,there are no news about brother John.I plead to You in this case,so that he could have help.I have learned some terrible stories about people to whom are denied basic medication to their illnesses and even sometimes the pills be tampered and Christians are forced to eat toxic chemicals and narcotic drugs.Please help them all. In Jesus' name.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I pray you continue to strengthen John. I pray you speak to his foster parents, open their eyes to the truth. I pray you make a way for him to receive the surgery he needs. Lord, move in this situation. May your joy feel his heart and be his strength. May you shine through him to all he comes in contact with.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, thank You for this man's amazing faith. He has trusted his body to you completely because he knows his soul is Yours. O God, please be near to this young man. Heal him through Your miraculous touch or provide funds for him. Ease the tension in his home. Provide shelter for him through his Christian friends. Grow his faith and bless him so!
    Amy G - USA
  • Thank You God, for the example of our Brother John. Strengthen his resolve to live for despite the cost. May his respectful attitude toward his foster parents speak to their hearts, Your strength be glorified in his weakness, and many come to Christ because He values his relationship with You more than earthly comfort. Surround him with more believers.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father, I left up John in the Name of Jesus, asking you, Jehovah Rapha, to heal him and continue to strengthen his faith. May he receive the medical care needed by your divine hand or providing the money needed for surgery. May the gospel continue to go forth. Thank you for encouraging me through John's powerful declaration of the gospel!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • 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
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