Jul. 27, 2023 | Laos

Teacher's Faithful Witness Leads to Job Loss

[145] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Nyok.

Nyok has taught for 14 years, serving the last six years as director of her village’s elementary school. A jealous coworker cursed Nyok, and she began to experience pain. When she prayed to accept Christ, the pain disappeared. Word spread at school that she was a Christian, and Nyok was warned by her administrators, the district education director and the Ministry of Education that, because her job is a government position, she could not follow a “western” religion. Nyok shared her testimony and refused to renounce her faith in Christ. She said, "It is okay to remove me from the director position, but I will not stop believing God. I have seen God’s grace on my life. He did many miraculous things in my life.” In May, Nyok was removed from her post as school director, but she continues to teach and look for ways to bless her students.

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  • I thank you for Nyok's faithful witness to you and for her still being able to teach and bless her students. I pray that the woman who cursed her will repent and come to know you as Lord and savior. I pray that everyone at the school will be saved and encouraged by Nyok's witness. I pray this in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
    Eric D - USA
  • Thank thee for Nyok, Father. Let us all hav the courage to renounce all to follow thee.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, continue to work in and through Nyok. Show her opportunities to reach others with the good news about Jesus. Give her courage and strength as she does Your will, trusts Jesus fully and lives and walks by the Spirit. Thank you for your great love for Nyok. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for healing Nyok. Thank you that she has been willing to loose her job rather than deny You. Bless her and provide for her. May many come to know You because of Nyok.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • Dear Lord, please deliver Nyok from this persecution and give her Your peace and strength to be a faithful witness of Your love to her enemies. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Dear LORD,

    Thank You that Nyok has been a great witness to the change You make in the lives of believers in Your body. May she would faithfully spread the gospel from the AV1611 Bible and many in Laos repent of their sins, ready to receive it. I pray that You would give the increase and that many good fruits would come about. In LORD Jesus' name, amen
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for Nyok and pray Psalm 119 for her. v127-128 "Therefore I love your commandments above god, above fine gold. Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way." Thank you that she lives for you and not for her job status. Thank you that she has the opportunity to bless students. Keep this open.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear sister in Christ- I pray that you will feel the love and grace of Jesus. He holds you in his hand. Matthew 16:18, "I will build this church and the gates of hell will not stand against it." Stay strong. Jesus is coming back soon. Your reward is great in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father please guide Nyok into new ways to serve you. Help her to trust your completely for her future.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the interceding name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shama, God Who hears, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Nyok. We ask she continues to watch and pray, for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you Father for your saving work in Nyok's life and that she has not renounced you. I pray that you would use this situation to bring many into your Kingdom, that Nyok would continue to faithfully serve you and never waver, no matter what happens. I ask that she would be strengthened for what is ahead and be able to rejoice in her suffering in you
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Nyok and her obedience to follow Jesus. Bless her and family with a new job so she can provide for her family. Use her to share the Gospel and lead many to the saving grace and knowledge of Christ. In Jesus Precious Name , the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Nyok and her willingness to serve You at the cost of her job as a teacher. May she continue to grow in her faith and be a witness for Jesus Christ to her students and her co-workers. May You provide for all of her needs and give her peace beyond all understanding. Thank You for healing her; may she be able to forgive her coworker.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, we often hear about the mistreatment of Christians in Laos and still they manage to stay strong in the faith. Nyok is one such believer. Bless her Father, rain down on her your powers of protection and blessing. She is a beacon of light to those around her. May she find the peace that surpasses all in the holy name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God Who Speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Nyok. We ask for a hedge of protection on her, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You for healing Nyok, that she is still able to teach, and can give testimony to her students. Use her to share Christ with those she works with, as well as her students. Protect her from the backlash of those who want her silenced. May many come to know Christ through the testimony of her healing and her desire to bless her students.
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank You for Nyok's salvation, and that she can still teach. Use her testimony to each others in her village. Provide for her and give her a love for Your word and Your people as she grows in grace and in the knowledge of her Savior Jesus Christ. Open the hearts of her students to see the changes in her life as she grows in her relationship with Him.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for Nyok's faithfulness and strength. I thank you for her testimony and witness for Jesus Christ. I pray that you will bless her and her life. Draw her coworkers to yourself and exalt the name of Jesus in Laos. May other people be drawn to Jesus and live for Him.May other people hear the gospel message of salvation through Jesus
    Julia F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus our hope, Miqweh Yisrael, God of hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Nyok hopes in name of Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Praise You Father for Nyok's healing. Please allow her to have her job back. I pray that this intense persecution would end and that her accusers would repent and come to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the removal of pain from Nyok and the spiritual rebirth and forever life she has. Lord I praise You for working in her heart and pray that people would come to see Your goodness through her. I pray Lord for her heart to stay soft and steadfast in You. I pray for her students to love her and get to experience Jesus through her.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Nyok and her faith to follow You no matter the cost. Help her to continue to grow in her faith and to continue to spread the Word no matter what. Help all who come in contact with her to see the light and to follow You. Thank You for giving her strength each day to go forward and to trust in Your provision.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father, continue to watch over Nyok and provide for her as she puts her trust in you. I pray you move on her behalf. I pray you strengthen and guide her. May she grow in you and in your Word. I pray for this coworker, deal with their heart that they too may see you are real and your love for them. Deal with the hearts of all involved.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Lord, we thank You for Nyok and her faithful witness to You! We also thank You that she is able to continue teaching and pouring into the lives of the children in her school. Please help her testimony to affect those teachers around her and, through her testimony, help them to seek You with all their heart and find salvation through Jesus! Amen!
    Donna H - USA
  • Thank you for Nyok and her faith in you Lord. Continue to provide for her and help her to share with her student all about you and your love and grace. May many come to know you through her. IN Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, the light of the World, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Ori, Lord is our light, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Nyok. We ask her light will shine, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper.
    barry p - USA
  • Father, this reminds me of Peter and John when they were told not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. They responded by saying we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard. Thank You for what You have done in Nyok's life and the faith she has to continue to walk with the Savior in spite of those in authority. In Jesus, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father, we give You praise and thanks for Nyok's healing and conversion! Grant Nyok grace and peace in the midst of persecution from the government and school officials and provide opportunities for her to share Jesus with students and faculty. Please provide her material needs and protect her from any dark force that would threaten her in any way.
    Marian P - USA
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