Muslim-Background Believers (MBBs as we call them) face persecution when their declaration of faith through baptism comes to light and their family members and the villagers come to know about their faith. They are often persecuted by their family members and the villagers. They suffer the loss of shelter, and their ability to put food on the table at home. They fall into deep frustration and lose hope. Very recently, a newly baptized believer, Brother Lanju Miah, became a victim of persecution and now he is going through mental pressure and suffering. Please continue to pray for our brother in Christ.
When twenty-five-year-old MBB, Lanju Miah*, decided to get baptised on the 20th of October 2022, he received nothing by opposition from his family.
Since hearing about their son’s conversion, Lanju Miah’s parents have continuously forced him to renounce his faith in Jesus and come back to Islam. His parents, along with other villagers, have stopped him from using daily essentials like the tube water well (Water well from the ground) or the latrine.
If Lanju Miah were to go to draw water from the well or use the toilet, his family and other villagers would cause a scene. “My home is no longer peaceful. It’s no longer safe. It’s hell,” said Lanju Miah.
Lanju Miah has been married for about a year now and his wife is also a believer, but she is too scared to share the testimony of her faith after seeing what her husband has to go through. She isn’t baptised though she wants to be at some point. The couple goes to church regularly and has fellowship with other believers, but even surrounded by people who love him, Lanju Miah’s mind is constantly elsewhere, searching for another way to provide for his family.
On the other hand, he has no way to escape his torment because he can’t afford to go someplace else. Instead, he takes every accusation and harsh word with endurance. And unfortunately, this has been hurting his mental state.
Some believers from his church are helping him by drawing water from their wells and giving it to him. But Lanju Miah eventually wants to be able to provide for his family on his own.
Today, the torment has not stopped. He has asked for your prayers “I believe someday this will all stop, and we can go back to being normal again. But for now, there is no sign of peace,” said Brother Lanju Miah.
Please continue to pray for our brother in Christ from Bangladesh.
*names changed for security purposes
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