His friends and father were heavy drinkers, and a 17-year-old boy was on the verge of falling into the same lifestyle before a local missionary led him to Christ. He faced ridicule from his friends, and his father often beat him for becoming a Christian, but he was very public that he would not deny Christ and hoped to win others from his ethnic group with his testimony. Workers recently discipled other new believers in the process of planting churches and distributed more than 6,000 Bibles and 500 audio Bibles. They and other workers need donations to proclaim the gospel and follow-up with new believers. Pray that villagers will overcome strong cultural barriers to accepting Christ.