It has been over a month since the night that changed Maryam*’s life as she knew it. It started out like any other night. But in the late hours of May 8th, she found herself in an ambulance with a broken nose and two black eyes. A lot has happened since that fateful night. She was waiting in the hospital, with no place to go and with fear about what the future would hold. Little did she know what God had in store for her, and how many people would come alongside her in this journey. (*name changed for safety reasons)

Thanks to the love and generosity of the body of Christ, Maryam and her daughter had a safe place to stay every single night. On the first days they were in a motel, made possible by financial contributions of partners like you. Then, they were generously received by two Christian families into their homes for over two weeks. Maryam had never spent so much time with followers of Jesus before, and she was overwhelmed by the love and generosity of her hosts.

On Wednesday, May 31st, Maryam and her daughter moved into a transitional housing shelter in Orange County, where she will stay for the next year. Her goal is to be able to stand on her own two feet. She hopes to improve her English and pursue a career as a dental assistant. Please pray for Maryam as she settles into life at the shelter. She will be attending Christian chapel services and learning more about Jesus. She is a devout Muslim who desires to please God every day. We pray that she encounters the living God who brings healing and wholeness to what was once broken. May she discover the peace of Christ as she goes through this process of custody battles and threats of danger from her husband and his family.

Thank you all for your prayers and financial support for Maryam and her daughter. We trust that God has just started His good work in her; there is still so much more He will do. May God multiply the fruit and be pleased by His bride. All for the glory of Christ.

– VOR staff