Shanti's cousin beat her for her Christian faith and eventually forced her out of his mother's home, where she had been living.
Shanti's cousin beat her for her Christian faith and eventually forced her out of his mother's home, where she had been living.
Jun. 16, 2022 | Nepal

Evangelist from High-Caste Family Beaten for Visiting Low-Caste Villagers

[179] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Shanti.

While living with her high-caste Hindu aunt and cousin, seventeen-year-old Shanti, a Christian, developed a passion for leading others into a deeper walk with Christ. She led youth groups and women’s groups and regularly visited believers at their homes. During these visits, she spent time with Dalit believers, who are from the lowest Hindu caste. After her cousin, a respected teacher in the village, learned of her visits to the “untouchables” in late 2021, he repeatedly beat her and eventually forced her out of the home. Shanti’s aunt never defended her. Since then, Shanti’s pastor has let her live at the church. Pray that Shanti continues to grow in her faith and that she is able to continue leading her small groups while finding housing. Pray that Shanti’s cousin and aunt repent for how they treated her and come to know Christ.

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  • Heal our sister's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wounds to continue on.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Shanti. We pray she be strengthened, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You, loving Father, for keeping Shanti under the shadow of Your wings. Help her forgive her aunt &cousin, provide for & protect her and everyone who is assisting her. Please grant her grace to continue to lead the fellowship that, through her, more souls may be won to You in Jesus' name. Let the light of the gospel shine to souls around her
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, we rejoice whenever we hear of brothers and sisters who are willing to give up everything because they have an eternal perspective. Please sustain Shanti during this time of persecution and keep her passion to share Christ alive. Please open her family's hearts so they can join her in the faith and in the expansion of your kingdom.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father, thank You that Shanti has remained faithful to You in this time of suffering and persecution. Thank You for her heart to serve all who want to know the Christ who gave up heaven to come save lowly human sinners. Bless her ministry and help her to find housing. I pray You will draw her relatives to the Desire of the nations very soon.
    Gail M - USA
  • I pray that the Lord will provide you safe housing. That He will provide a safe place that allows for you to share the gospel with others and to continue to stand strong in Him. I pray for your protection and that the Lord will provide a supernatural guard and strength for you to continue to bring others to Jesus and turn hearts and minds to Him.
    Dulcia H - USA
  • Thank you Lord that you are closer to her more than ever. I pray for Shanti to grow spiritually and lead more souls to the Kingdom of God.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord train shanti in wisdom and knowledge of your Word, helping her by your Spirit to live out the Gospel. Soften the hearts of her family to receive your Truth and repent of their sins. Reunite this family under Your Holy Spirit peace. Heal the wounds that have been inflicted on shanti - her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wounds.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen and comfort Shanti for the pain her family has inflicted on her. May her heart stay tender for serving those the community deems unworthy. Let Your word grow in all the hearts she touches. Provide for her as she serves You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear lord , Bless Shanti and fill her with joy and love. May our merciful father enlighten the heart and mind of her aunt and her family with spiritual sight , heavenly wisdom and understanding to know Jesus christ and taste his love. May the power of God help her to grow up according to his riches in Jesus name Amen.
    Mahil G - India
  • Thank you God for Shanti, father please help her to forgive her aunt and cousin, make a way for her and protect her and everyone that is assisting her. Please grant her grace to continue to lead the fellowship and through her let more souls be won to you in Jesus name and let the light of the gospel shine to souls around her.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father, Please watch over and protect Shanti as she goes through this trial. Give her endurance to continue to spread the Gospel of Christ to the youth and please soften the hearts of her cousins, so that they may repent and come to know of Jesus Christ and reconcile with Shanti.

    In your name I pray
    Wisdom H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Shanti needs housing and fellowship. Protect her and give her wisdom as she continues to lead small groups. Bless her pastor for sheltering Shanti. Heal her physical and emotional wounds from the beatings. May her family repent and come to a saving knowledge of Christ. We thank you for hearing our prayers and answering as best. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • God, thank You that Shanti has a home. Please bless the pastor, his family, and Shanti as they live together; let them build one another up. Comfort Shanti's heart, and let her love and faith bring her family, her aunt and cousin, to You, so that they may worship and witness together. Please heal her faith, and dispel her fear. In Christ's name amen
    Kesse R - USA
  • Gracious Father God, help Shanti who has suffered in Jesus' Name greatly feel Your favor. May she know that by ministering to the least and lowest she ministered to You. May she never lose heart. Please provide for her housing and all her needs. Do not let her ministries be hindered by this opposition. May her cousin and aunt repent and find salvation.
    Jean S - Canada
  • "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
    Mark 13:13
    Oh Lord Jesus, please help Shanti endure her persecution and seek you with all her heart for strength and comfort especially in Your Word. If she does not have a Bible, please Lord, get her one.
    Thank you, Amen.
    Timothy B - USA
  • Father, I lift up Shanti to you. Thank you for her srong witness and how You have used her to spread the gospel.Help her to grow in her faith and may she be able to continue to lead her small groups while finding housing. I pray that her relatives will repent for how they treated her and may they come to know Christ as their Savior and Lord.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord, we praise You that in Your Kingdom there is neither slave nor free, Jew nor Greek nor Gentile but only Your precious children and we thank You that Shanti knows no social division that would keep her from boldly seeing others in her sphere of influence come to Jesus. Protect her and give her wisdom in how to share her faith in this atmosphere.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Our father, help Shanti's aunt and cousin and guide them to the light. They still live in darkness. It's hard to live in anger and see only One Way as the right way to react to all the things and people around them. In their view, they have no right to choose otherwise. I pity them. Help them and meet Shant's needs. In the name of Jesus Christ.Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • We can thank God for no caste system in America but we must pray for our brothers and sisters who have been under this system for hundreds of years.
    Stephen M - USA
  • Dear Shanti,
    I am praying for you to have courage and strength, and to grow in your Christian faith. God is with you ALWAYS and will provide for your needs. I pray your Aunt and cousin will come to know God as their Lord and Savior.
    Ginger B - USA
  • May much good come of this, dear Father, and may thy will be done.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the loving words of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Shanti. We pray for comfort, to direct her steps, for a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly from heaven to minister to her . Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • OLORD-I praise you for Shanti's faith. You have given her love for others as she shares the Good News of Jesus. You tell us all are equal in your sight. Protect Shanti as she lives this out for all to see. May those around her be convicted by your Spirit, & find salvation in Jesus. Guide this young woman & make her your strong warrior in Nepal.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I pray that you yourself will be Shanti's very great reward, and that she will know your presence in a rich and powerful way. And Lord have mercy on Shanti's cousin and and aunt. I ask in Jesus' name that they will be captivated and transformed by the love of Christ in Shanti.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, thank you so much for Shanti and her love for you. She knows that in your Kingdom there are no untouchables! Please provide for her and help her to keep going to the ones that you send her to. And may all find their salvaton in Christ through her testimony. I pray for her cousin and aunt that they would repent and come to Jesus.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Dear Father I pray for Shantis faith and desire to serve you. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Strengthen our sister and give her joy in her heart. Let her know how much you love her and give her your peace in this time of suffering. In Jesus name Amen
  • Thank you Lord that Shanti is has the chance to speak to people and preach bless her oh Lord, let her not grow weary but to think of all that she has done and comfort her to keep trying to reach people.I pray her will realize the truth and turn away from their sins. In Jesus name amen
    Crystal L - USA
  • Father, we pray that Shanti would continue to grow in her faith and be able to keep teaching others the Good News. Please provide for her housing needs as well and may her cousin and aunt repent for how they have treated her and come to Christ as well.
    Matthew E - USA
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