Who Will Be Left to Pray?

by | May 31, 1999 | Love, Persecution

(This story is taken from a fantastic biography about Brother Andrew, called The Narrow Road)

Oddly though, the more devoted a Christian, the more likely he was to stay put. In Transylvania we visited such a family. These Christians had a poultry farm that was still at least partially their own property. However, the state had given them a production quota that was beyond their capacity to meet. When they failed to reach it, they had to buy enough eggs on the open market to make up the difference. Year after year this had happened, and the economic suffering was great.

“Why do you stay then? So that you can keep your farm?” I asked.

The farmer and his wife both looked shocked.

“Of course not,” he said. “In fact, we certainly will lose the farm. We stay because-” he let his eyes travel across the valley-“because if we go, who will be left to pray?”

Open Doors, Brother Andrew with John & Elizabeth Sherrill, The Narrow Road, Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 2001, p. 236-237.


Who Will Be Left to Pray?