Thank you for your continued prayers and messages for Adam and his family in Saudi Arabia. Sadly, Adam has had to make the hugely difficult decision to send his wife and son abroad for their safety. Find out more in this latest update, which includes a moving letter of thanks to you from Hope, Adam’s wife, for your messages of encouragement. All names have been changed for security reasons.
Since becoming a Christian and helping his sister-in-law flee the country, Adam has faced multiple challenges – and now he is separated from his family
Please keep our brother, Adam, from Saudi Arabia in your prayers. As he continues to face multiple charges – all of which have been levelled since leaving Islam to become a Christian – he has made the heartrending decision to send his wife and son abroad for their safety.
Last month, Adam was heavily fined under a fabricated charge of stealing that he had earlier been acquitted of. An appeal has been submitted. However, if this is rejected and the fine cannot be paid, Adam will likely face another prison sentence. He has already spent time in jail and is waiting to serve a three-month stint for telling others about Jesus. Meanwhile, a court date has yet to be set for his role in helping his sister-in-law, Eve, flee the country because of persecution.
Adam has been specifically worried about his family’s protection, particularly after Hope, his wife, was locked in by her family before being later released. To ease concerns, Adam has recognised that it’s best for Hope and his son, Andrew, to leave Saudi Arabia. They are now in a safe country and being looked after. Adam’s other son – who also helped Eve flee the country – is already safely in another country.
"One of the hardest things in this life is to see your wife and children leaving without knowing how and when you will see them again" 'Adam'
"I feel so much sadness that my heart is overwhelmed by the moments of farewell, which is the harshest experience that I have ever experienced. But life is always difficult. But we must remember the Apostle Paul who was harassed by the enemies of Jesus and how he moved from one city to another, sincerely preaching about Jesus Christ. He was subjected to the utmost torment for the name of Jesus.
"One of the hardest things in this life is to see your wife and children leaving without knowing how and when you will see them again. We do not like this separation, but sometimes we are forced to live this way to be close to the Lord and meet them in eternity."
The separation adds another cruel layer to Adam’s ongoing suffering. It means your prayers and messages remain vital. In total, the family have received over 2,000 messages of encouragement from believers around the world. These have been an enormous source of support for the family, as reflected in this message from Hope:
Dear brothers and sisters in my heart,
This is a message of thanks and gratitude to you for always standing by me. How beautiful are your messages. You are a light that lightens my path, that comforts our soul and strengthens it. I am very happy because of you, and it is a great honour to be part of this family, the family of Christ.
Ephesians 6:10-13 says: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
"Words of praise and all expressions of thanks cannot describe how grateful I am to you" 'Hope'
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your constant support. Words of praise and all expressions of thanks cannot describe how grateful I am to you. Yes, the separation of my children and husband is the most difficult experience that any human being goes through. I left this country in which I was born, and I do not know what awaits me and my children, but I trust God to intervene in the most difficult moments, even if it is the last.
I have faith in the Lord Jesus to help us. God has commanded us to put our trust in Him. It says in Psalm 46:1-2: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
Accept my best regards,
Your sister Hope and her children
Because of the enormous blessing each message brings to Adam and his family during this challenging time, we’ve extended the letter-writing campaign by a further month. Feel free to write to Adam, Hope or Andrew specifically, or to the whole family.
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