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MAHRI* IS 24 and from a Uyghur Muslim familY IN Kyrgyzstan. HER DAD DIED WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG and so she was raised By her mum.

Even though the wider family were Muslims, Mahri’s Mum started going to a house church, and she’d take Mahri with her. Mahri and her Mum chose to leave Islam to follow Jesus, but this decision was met with anger and disapproval from their relatives. Despite their efforts, Mahri and her Mum kept going to church, but this meant the wider family refused to support or help Mahri and her Mum. This made life tough as after her Dad’s death, money was tight.

Sadly, around five years ago, Mahri’s Mum passed away, which meant Mahri had to go and live with an Aunt. In this new home, Mahri has been forbidden from going to church or having any connection with other Christians. The wider family are actively trying to get Mahri to reject her Christian faith. Every time she leaves the house, Mahri faces a barrage of questions over where she is going and who with. She’s been forbidden from continuing her studies and her Aunt even checks her phone to see who she has been communicating with.

This is the situation Mahri has faced for the last five years. Recently, she managed to get to the house church and shared her situation. She’s obviously exhausted, nervous and frustrated. Please pray with us for Mahri, for her Aunt and wider family and that she would know God’s love, real freedom and be able to continue her studies.


Could you send a quick, simple message of encouragement to Mahri, letting her know you are praying for her and that she is not alone. You could…

  • Write a prayer
  • Send a Bible verse
  • Write some lyrics to your favourite worship song
  • Write a short note saying you’ve heard her story and are praying for her

Just send an email to youth@opendoorsuk.org with your message for Mahri and we’ll make sure it gets to her. Thanks, we know it will be a massive encouragement to her!

*Name changed for security reasons. Image is illustrative.


That Mahri would be able to find a home where she is loved and her choice to follow Jesus is encouraged and celebrated


That the house church and Open Doors partners would have wisdom in knowing how best to help Mahri


That she'd be able to go to school/college and continue her studies


For Mahri's Aunt and the wider family to come to know Jesus and His love.

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