Jai's family cut him off from any inheritance after he accepted Christ.
Jai's family cut him off from any inheritance after he accepted Christ.
Aug. 13, 2020 | Laos

New Believer Disinherited by Family

[193] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Jai.

When Jai placed his faith in Christ in December 2019, his Hmong family was very unhappy with him. They told him he could have no share in their father’s inheritance, and they divided the property among themselves. They accused him of taking a foreign religion and of disrespecting their tradition of ancestor worship. “I do not care for lands or houses,” Jai told them, “as long as I can keep my faith.” In February 2020, when Jai built a new house, his family and a village leader began to threaten him. Hoping to reconcile with his family, Jai invited his pastor to the village to explain the Christian faith to them. Jai’s family and other villagers listened to the pastor, but they told Jai that as long as he remains a Christian there will always be problems. The pastor told Jai’s family that he would return to talk with them again. “Pray for the pastor to resolve this problem in the future,” a VOM partner wrote.

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  • Dear Jesus, thank you for this brave man Jai. Please provide for him and help him deal with the suffering he is experiencing from his family. Soften the hearts of his family members to turn to You, Jesus. May he grow in strength and faith. Provide for his needs.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dearest Father, we intercede for Jai & his family. Open their hearts to the love & forgiveness of Jesus. Break down all resistance to the gospel in his family & village. Provide for Jai, so they may see your love for him in that provision. Overwhelm them with your love. Lift the name of Jesus in Laos. May His Name be forever glorified. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • I pray for this pastor who has earned my respect, he chose to be outside if it came to that just to have our Lord Jesus. May he be blessed for his decision and may everything calm down so that he can at least live his life. However; father I'm hoping for a breakthrough so that this pastor can bring many to our Lord Jesus Christ, amen
    Angela L - USA
  • Dear Jai, I want to share this verse with you: "...Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5.
    Stefany J - Colombia
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Thank you Father God for the wonderful witness of Jai in Laos. Please bless him with every spiritual blessing because he was willing to give up his material possessions. Please bring Jai's family to saving faith in Jesus Christ and please give Jai's pastor wisdom in dealing with his family. Please fill Jai with Your Spirit and Your peace and joy!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing Jai into the kingdom of Your love. Continue to be surety for your servant for good and do not let the proud oppress him. May the entrance of your words give him light as you direct his steps by your word and redeem him from the oppression of man. May your word run swiftly and be glorified in Laos
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, you have Jai in your hands. I pray in your name that he would feel your presence and comfort among the persecution he faces. Thank you Lord for his bold faith. I pray that his family would open up their hearts to what Jai believes in so passionately. I pray that you would give wisdom to his pastor and strength to endure the hardships they face.
    Eden S - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Jai. Please let him feel your presence more than ever. Give him boldness and a your peace. Allow his family to soften their hearts for you.
    Marxie M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Jai. I pray that you flood him with comfort, peace, love, and wisdom. Help him trust in your sovereign plan, and help him know that he is in the palm of your hand. Help him know that he is unconditionally loved by you. Pour wisdom into his family, and help them grow to know and love you, Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Anna Claire B - USA
  • Father, I pray for Jai and his family. Move and give the pastor wisdom in sharing the gospel and in trying to reconcile Jai with his family. Soften their hearts. Lord, help Jai know you are with him no matter the outcome. Move in this situation. Lord, you know what it will take. Strengthen Jai and lead him, provide, protect.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for our brother, Jai. We praise You for his coming to salvation. Continue to give him courage and strength to stand up for his faith. Bless him for being so willing to give up so much for Your sake. I pray that his love, his joy and peace would be evident to all. May his family coming to know You thru the witness of him and his pastor.
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God
    Help Jai's family come unto you. Help the pastor to speak a word of peace to this family. In the name of Jesus
    Crystal L - USA
  • dear father, i pray for my persevering brother jai. i thank you for the pastor trying to reconcile him to his family and villagers. i pray that you may soften their hearts and may he be successful in doing so. may jai always know that you and jesus love him and should he have to leave, please provide a new beginning for him elsewhere. in jesus name
    esther l - Germany
  • Lord, let the pastor resolve the problem for Jai and his family with the village.
    michele r - USA
  • Almighty God our Father. Have mercy on Jai and his Pastor. That they are filled with the Holy Spirt to speak boldly about the Jesus and the Salvation he has provide. We pray for not only Jai families, but other villagers to surrender their life to Christ. Thank you for giving Jai courage and strength through the Gospel. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, that the family was willing to hear the pastor. Give Jai patience and sustenance and bring the pastor back with love and power as he shares the gospel message. In Jesus' name we pray.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for the family of Jai. Prepare his family's heart to receive the words of Jesus. May Your servant, the pastor, speak words of Life and bless Jai's faithfulness to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for reaching JaĆ­ and having him come to know and love You! We also ask that You work through the pastor to touch the hearts of his family and help them to come to know You and believe in You wholeheartedly. Please transform this town and then the country into a place where Your people live & share Your gospel!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for Jai & all his family. Bless Jai with strength, faith & faithfulness. Bless his family and village too. Thank you that they listened to his pastor. Be in their thoughts & dreams. We ask for miracles in this village with many won to you. Thank you Lord.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord, thank You for sharing Jai's faith. I am encouraged to see a new brother with such strong faith. Lord, I ask that You will continue to strengthen him. I ask that his minister is successful in making peace between Jai and his family. I also ask that Jai will be a light to his family and everyone else in the community. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Help Jai find a Christian family.
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, I come to You on behalf of my brother Jai. I pray You will protect him and keep him safe. I pray for his strength and faithfulness. I pray You will give his pastor the right words to say to help diffuse the situation, while also praying for his family and fellow villagers to repent, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father God, please continue to help and assure Jai of Your love as His eternal Father. You give divine help and love. Let his family see him prosper while their worship of false gods brings them nothing. Bless Jai for his faithfulness to see his family saved and to the pastor, willing to bring the truth of JESUS as Savior and Lord. We praise You!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we thank you for Jai. We pray for unwavering strength for him. Lord, may His family be delivered from any spiritual blindness in JESUS' name. Father, we pray for wisdom and knowledge for the pastor as he solves this issue. Lord, have your way Lord. May Jai shine and may you bless Him in all things and all ways. Amen!
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Lord provide for Jai and his family. Help their witness to be strong and faithful. Turn hearts to submit and surrender to You. Protect them fromEvil and make your face to shine on them and be gracious to them and give them peace that come from trusting You. Bring glory to Your Holy Name.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father God I pray for unity between Jai and his family. You are love and created the family for Your joy. Touch the hearts of Jai's loved ones. Let them see his faith as a blessing and not a threat to them. Open their eyes to see the new man that he is becoming because of his faith in You. Let his light shine brightly that it overtakes the darkness.
    Norma C - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, please bless this gentle man and his family, for inviting The Good News to be brought to this village, I ask that when this Pastor comes back again that the people of this village will have their spiritual eyes opened and come to know You as their Saviour uniting families, especially Jai. In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Praying for Jai"s Peace and Provisions. I pray that the family gets to k M how Jesus as Lord and Saviour and the family can be reconciled.
    Tara A - USA
  • Oh Father God, please help these new believers hang on to their new faith. May it grow stronger and they become bolder as they become filled with the Holy Spirit and learn what their gifts are. Iam still searching for some of mine, so it can take time. God bless and protect them please Father.
    diane b - USA
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