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Pavithra: Pain, Persecution, and Prayer

About the time she turned 45, Pavithra began to have pain in her lower abdomen. The pain grew so severe that it became very difficult to do household chores or any of her usual daily activities. Pavithra visited hospitals and spent a lot of money on medicine. She also sacrificed chickens and goats to her gods, but nothing helped.

Pavithra often heard music and singing coming from a nearby building. One day, she walked over and stood by the doorway. Church Planter Mona invited Pavithra to come inside, and she did.

That day, Mona shared about one of Jesus’ healing miracles. Pavithra felt hopeful, and after the service, Pavithra shared about her health condition with Mona and asked for her prayers. Mona did pray … and a few weeks later, the pain completely disappeared. Amazed by this miracle and God’s love for her, Pavithra soon received Jesus as her Savior.

Although Pavithra’s husband was happy to see her healed, he was angry about her decision to become a Christian. He began to taunt her and attempted to convince her to give up her new faith. Even Pavithra’s three teenage sons tried to stop her from pursuing Christ. Despite this, Pavithra continues to attend Mona’s worship services and meets for prayer regularly with other believers. She is hopeful that one day, her whole family will follow Christ.

Will you join Pavithra in prayer for the salvation of her family?