The Voice of the Martyrs USA recently posted a touching video clip of Uzbek believer, Dmitry Shestakov, and his young daughter, Vera, dancing and laughing together. This video was taken prior to Dmitry’s arrest in 2007 for his religious activities (click here to find out more).
As VOM’s blog writer, Stacy Harp, put it, the video is “a great reminder to remember that our brothers and sisters who are imprisoned for their faith have families, and often children, they have to leave behind.”
We may not be able to fully understand the emotions Dmitry has experienced in prison or the pain of separation he and his family are undergoing. But a video like this, which allows a glimpse inside the everyday life of a suffering believer, is a reminder that they are like us; they are fathers, mothers, children, siblings, and friends.
Take a moment to watch this video and please pray for Dmitry, his wife, and their daughters. Pray that they will be reunited soon.