Yah is bright, a quick learner and resourceful. She is more fortunate than many other refugees, having been given an opportunity to attend primary school. But it is because of her eagerness to learn that she was able to make good use of that opportunity. Unfortunately, as a refugee, she has had no chance to further her education. She, and most refugees in Malaysia, believe that resettlement in another country is their only hope for a better future. But she does not know that the true guarantee of a bright future if she becomes a citizen of God’s kingdom.
Yah and her mother are devout followers of Islam. But they fear the spirits and Yah has had encounters with evil spirits from an early age. Their house has been ‘fenced’ with religious verses to keep the spirits out, and as long as Yah is inside that house she feels safe. She heard the story about the power of Jesus over spirits and was open to being prayed for by Christians for protection. She has heard other stories about Jesus and what He came to do, and has asked for prayer when she has a need. But an almost perceptible veil comes over her whenever they press deeper into what those stories mean for her.
Pray that the ‘fence’ in her heart that keeps Jesus out would be removed.