(Open Doors USA) — Nineteen-year-old Reena has never known anything else other than that persecution was part of being a Christian in India. Her parents came to faith when she was very young.
“Nobody wanted to play with me because they were Hindus and I wasn’t,” she says, remembering how it was growing up as a Christian. “When I didn’t take part in their rituals, they would scold me for it. After school, I just came home and entertained myself.”
She also recalls that her parents were forbidden to draw water from the village well: “They had to walk a few kilometers (about a mile) to get water from the river.”
But Reena harbors no anger or resentment toward the villagers that have caused her so much pain, both then and now.
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Reena’s Story: Cut by Life
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