BENIN: Christian Sisters Beaten, Nearly Killed by Their Father

16 January 2024

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Renee (22) and Rebecca (19) are half-sisters. Their father has four wives and practises animistic sorcery. Years ago, Renee’s mother was unable to conceive, so she went to a Christian outreach hoping for a miracle. There she placed her faith in Christ and received prayer; later she became pregnant and gave birth to Renee.

Renee’s father was not pleased when his wife took Renee to church. Renee’s half-sister, Rebecca, became a Christian while training at a hair salon with someone who sang worship songs. Rebecca’s father told her that if she wanted to continue living in his house, she would have to perform demonic rituals.

Both Rebecca and Renee refused to perform the rituals, so he declared he would kill them both and sacrifice them to local spirits. He then beat them severely, but they escaped. They told a front-line worker that having hope in eternal life through Jesus was worth what they have suffered.

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    Thank the Lord for the salvation of Renee, Rebecca, and their mother. Thank the Lord that they are remaining strong in their faith and that their hope is not in this world but in eternal life with Jesus.

    Pray for Renee and Rebecca as they heal physically and emotionally. Ask the Lord to heal their wounds, and to strengthen them in their faith despite the persecution they have experienced from their father. Ask the Lord to comfort them.

    Pray for their father. Pray that his heart may soften and that he will turn to Jesus.

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