Sarah has been supporting her sons since the death of her husband.
Sarah has been supporting her sons since the death of her husband.
Aug. 10, 2017 | Kenya

Pray for Sarah Ambetsa, Widow of a Murdered Pastor

[405] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Sarah.

Sarah Ambetsa’s husband was killed in 2014 as he shared the Sunday morning message at the Joy in Jesus Church in Mombasa. Attackers entered the church that morning and began shooting at worshipers, killing the pastor and six others. After the shooting, the church stopped meeting and Sarah had no way of supporting herself and her two young boys. With assistance from VOM, however, Sarah moved to a new town and established a cloth business. A VOM worker who recently visited her said, “The prayers and support Sarah received through VOM have really helped her recover fast from the loss of her husband. She has managed well taking care of the boys and also managing her small business.” Please continue to pray for Sarah and her boys, ages 9 and 4.

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  • Dear God, please continue to support Sarah and her children throughout their lives. Encourage them to grow in their faith and spread the message wherever they are. Thank you for keeping them safe thus far. Praise be your name! We ask all according to your will. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father

    We pray for this beautiful famliy in Kenya, who are christians and the father was a priest, we pray for there loss and that he is in a safe place, and for sarah and the kids we pray for there safety, against any rebels rallying against there beliefs. Let them know that the Lord has got them and has everything is in path

    Amen.
    Joe g - New Zealand
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for providing for Sarah and her boys through VOM. Bless her small business and strengthen her and the boys faith. We call for the plans You have for them to comfort and bless the saints all around her. Bless those who killed her husband that they would be saved and delivered from evil to serve the living and merciful God.
    MARI S - USA
  • Thank You Lord that You take such good care of Your family. Continued blessings & strength to this family that has been through so much. Let fear completely leave & may boldness & Your joy fill their countenances. Bless her business exponentially & surround them with friends who lift them up. Bring them to the church YOu have for themin Jesus' name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, we pray for Sarah and her 2 son's. That she would be comforted and freed from her tormentors. We know that all things are yours and we know that you are good and love us, also be with the other ones who suffered and lost loved ones In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen
    Mellonie V - USA
  • Jesus we praise you for providing for sister Sarah. We now ask that you continue to encourage her and help her to grow in her faith. Bless and protect her children and that they too may come to a passionate relationship with you even at their tender age. May your word reside in them and may their presence ease the pain of loss in Sarahs heart. Amen
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faith and strength that you have given to Sarah and her family. Thank you for providing for them despite the very devastating blow. Please continue to provide for thus family and grant them success in all areas. In the precious name of Jesus I give you thanks. Amen.
    Xakia D - United Kingdom
  • Father I pray for Sarah and her sons that You will bless them richly and use them to bless others. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Thomas K - USA
  • Abundant blessings sister in Christ!
    Analilia G - USA
  • Father, I pray for this woman. I pray you strengthen her and help her provide for her children. May her faith and knowledge continue to grow. Help her to know you are with her. Speak to her and her children; May they find the hope in you. Speak to the hearts of the men who did this crime. convict their hearts, open their eyes to their need of a Savior.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Sarah. I also pray for the six other families who lost loved ones. Have mercy on the killers. I pray that they shall come to know Jesus. Someday I hope that they will regret killing these people.
    Wes T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for supporting Sarah and her boys. Continue to bless them, so that the light of their success shines as a beacon of hope to others to show that you are great and merciful. Give Sarah a voice to proclaim her faith even louder than before. In Jesus name, Amen
    Barry G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I know that the widow and the orphan have a special place in Your heart. I pray that You would help this young widow as she makes a living with 2 small children. Please help her to know Your peace and provision.
    rebecca a - USA
  • Father, thank You for Sarah. Thank You that You love her and help her and provide for her. Thank You for VOM and thank You for the help and support they provide. Father please bless and protect her boys and help them grow strong. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, thank You for being a husband to Sarah and a father to the boys. Continue to provide for and protect them. May they all grow closer in relationship with Jesus and allow Him to live through them. Thank you for loving them so much. Remind Sarah and the boys that Jesus is coming soon to take them to heaven where there will be no crying or death.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Thank You for the provisions You granted Sarah. I pray for continued provision, strength and emotion healing. I pray her business would prosper for Your glory and that countless will come to know You through her testimony.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father God, you know the enemy has stolen Sarah's husband and poured out dark schemes against her. You are a God who restores many-fold. In Jesus' mighty name, I ask you to protect and strengthen Sarah, her family and this church and that it rise up as a beacon of glory light so it draws others out of the darkness and evil the enemy has wrought there
    Jacquie W - USA
  • Heavenly father thank you for this Brave woman and we've thankful for the help she's received from vom, I pray that you help her to be successful in her business to earn a living for her and her two boys, and may they grow up to be Godly Man.
    Fred S - USA
  • Holy Father, Make it evident to Sarah and her sons that you are caring for them each day. Let them be healed from hurts. Let them have full faith in you to forgive the murderers and to live without fear. Let them proclaim your wondrous deeds. Them them be vessels for your glory, Lord Jesus Christ.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord, may you pour your grace and peace upon Sarah's heart today so that she knows how much you love her. Help her to hold firmly to her faith in Jesus even in the face of suffering. Help her raise her two sons to be followers of Jesus, and provide all their needs. Please send her something special to fill her heart with deep joy in you today.
    Sara D - USA
  • Father God may Sarah and her boys know Jesus with them, strengthening them & comforting them as they hold His hand tightly.
    May they know the reality of being led by You Lord, give them dreams of heaven as they sleep in Your loving care, that they have the living hope of the truth of Your word that all this comes to an end & there be no more tears.
    Jean H - United Kingdom
  • Father, Creator of the Universe, you know the beginning from the end. We lift Sarah and her sons to you for safety, comfort, finances, and steady faith in spite of the great evil done to them. May memories be comforting as they continue living life and reflecting You in everything. We pray your hand will turn Mombasa to honor you. Win the evil men.
    BARBARA S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please help Sarah and her children. Help the children to know You, their heavenly Father, and help the whole family to be able to forgive the killers. Help the killers repent and come to You, and please let the church in Mombasa not crumble from the attack, but grow and thrive. Thank you that you care for fatherless and widows.
    Elijah H - USA
  • Dearest Abba, you who are a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow. Be this for Sarah and her young sons. Continue to provide for them and never let them cease to praise and thank you for that provision. Comfort them in their loss and sustain their faith and trust in you. Let others see their love for you and turn and believe in you.
    Lynette G - USA
  • Father, you are great in power and you are good to the people whom you've called into your body. Knowing that you are the Almighty and have perfect control over various situations and circumstances that we experience in life. I pray that you may provide and maintain life for Sarah and her children; may Your mercy shine upon them and upon your church.
    Joseph T - USA
  • Lord, you are the God of life, for you have created all things and given breath to every living creature. All who humbly come and ask you will receive life. I lift up Sarah to you. I grieve for her husband who was killed in the attack. I am thankful that she has received support from VOM and is raising her boys well. I pray that you give her strength.
    Joseph T - USA
  • Lord, thank You for brave Christians such as Sarah and her husband. May her sons see the sacrifice that they have made and further increase in their beliefs as they grow. Thank You, Father, for those who have been supportive and have encouraged this young family. Please continue to bless them, Lord, in Your Son's name, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Dear Abba, Be with Sarah. May her heart be comforted by Your Presence and Your people. Please help her to have a prosperous business so that she can support herself and her boys. I pray she will find a good church to be part of. Go before her and before her boys. Cover them and keep them and guide them in every detail of their lives. Help the church
    Amy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that You continue to bless Sarah Ambetsa in a mighty way. I pray that she remain faithful and continues to share her faith with others. I pray that her sons will be courageous and follow in their father’s footsteps, and will follow after those who call on You with clean hands and pure hearts. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.

    Michelle B - USA
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