Widow ostracized and beaten for her faith in Jesus Christ, West Bengal
A worshipper and a woman who fears God, she had been teaching the Koran to the women and children in the locality. When the Lord opened her heart in 2007, breaking tradition and risking everything, she committed her life to Christ. Little did she anticipate the opposition she would face from her own family members.
Guided by God’s Spirit and inspired by His Word, she continued to faithfully testify about His goodness over her life. When she started attending Christian worship services, she was totally rejected by her own sons, relatives, neighbours and Muslim community. She was up against a hard choice – “give up your new-found faith or reap the consequences”. But this wise old lady, who chose to follow Jesus Christ, suffered humiliating beating at the hands of her own sons and was ostracized by her relatives and neighbours. Nevertheless, she continued to fear God and live faithfully.
She had a few cows and used to sell the milk to maintain her family expenses.
But the local extremist groups, threatened the villagers,not to buy the milk that she was selling. If anyone was found buying her goods, they were warned, would face punitive measures. Isolated with such stringent prohibitive measures, and left with no other choice, Sis. Moyazan Bewa sold her cow.
A simple devout woman, in spite of persecution, oppositionand the challenges life has thrown at her, she continues to concentrate all her remaining energy on communion with God.
Recently, 65-year old Sis. Moyazan fell very sick and had to be hospitalized in the local Government hospital. Herdaughters looked after her while at hospital, but her sons and relatives do not want to help as she has refused tocome back to Islam. She has totally denied Islam and all kinds of rituals of Islam due to her faith in Christ.
Pastor Bashir who ministers at Khoda-e-Jamat, in Murshidabad district in West Bengal for the past 17–years, called Persecution Relief to inform about the abandoned and sick widow.
Church, pray for Sis. Moyazan Bewa, for her steadfast faith, for her complete recovery, safety and God’s provision to meet her livelihood needs.
Pray that the peace of God that surpasses human understanding, will continue to abide with Sister and God would continue to use her for His glory and honour.
Persecution Relief has recorded more than 477persecution incidents in 2018, across the 29 states of India. The doors of a multitude of Churches have been sealed and scores arrested on false charges of indulging in conversion activities.
Church, continue to fast and pray for India.
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