Ma'ruf was thankful for the gift of a rickshaw to help support his family.
Ma'ruf was thankful for the gift of a rickshaw to help support his family.
Aug. 30, 2018 | Pakistan

Persecuted Believer Gives Half of His Earnings to Church

[228] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Ma'ruf.

A Christian convert from Islam who received a rickshaw to help him start a small business recently gave 50 percent of his first day’s earnings to the church in gratitude for God’s care for him and his family. Ma’ruf was raised in a Muslim home but became a Christian as an adult. His family tried repeatedly to persuade him to return to Islam, and Muslim relatives even held Ma’ruf, his wife and their two children captive for eight days, threatening to kill them. Ma’ruf also has been fired from two jobs because of his Christian faith, causing great financial difficulties for the family. VOM, therefore, provided the family with a rickshaw to use for a taxi business. On his first day of business, Ma’ruf took half his earnings to his local church as an offering of thanksgiving.

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  • Heavenly father thank you for this new believer may he come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. May he come to know the love of Christ and be filled with the fullness of God. Ephesians 3 and 4
    Julie C - USA
  • Father please strengthen and protect Ma'ruf from the evil one. Let him know the power of Christ's resurrection as he shares in His suffering. Fill him with an inexpressible joy as he is counted worthy to suffer for you. Comfort him with your eternal comfort and good hope, Remind him he can do all things through Christ who strengthens him.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Adoni the persecuted believers understand the power of sacrificial giving. Please Jesus teach us to be like them and learn to live with the minimum. Jesus you gave your all for us & now we want to give our all to you God and show your love by loving these suffering believers. Jesus all we long for is to glorify you&lift you high&praise you forever more
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Dear Lord, what a faith Ma'ruf and his wife have! Bless his two children and "thank You" for providing thru VOM. Let their joy for the Lord be contagious & spread thru Pakistan. May their families be convicted by the Holy Spirit, as they see the love that Christ gives. Restore these families in Christ Jesus. Expand Your kingdom-rickshaw ministry!
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for the faith of this dear brother. Please keep him safe in Your hands until Christ's return and provide for all of his and his family's needs. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Thank You, Father God, for Maruf's steadfast faith in Christ and his demonstration of giving willingly and thankfully to You for what You have done in his life and that of his family. We pray that he will indeed be a witness for Christ and through his actions lead others to Christ. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • We pray for this brother and his family that you will abundantly bless him and them as he struggles to provide for them.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father, I pray you bless this man and his family. I pray his business does well. I pray that his family would see the truth. I pray you keep him and his family safe. Bless them with your presence, may they know that you are always with them. Supply their needs, Father wrap your arms around them. May they know that joy unspeakable.
    polly c - USA
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    CHARIS R - USA
  • Thank You for brother Maruf. Even in great hardship he offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving for what You have done for him. Thank You Father. I pray his testimony among his people and community will be strong and that he will be a light on a hill that shines brightly for Jesus. Amen. Father, keep his family together.
    joey S - USA
  • Bless this man full of your spirit and teachings! Make us all more like him, More like your Son! May he work with the car to the best of his ability as working for you! You are faithful to him and thank you for his strength to be faithful to you despite threats & disheartening financial trouble! You have blessed him, Ma'ruf and his family.point others
    Grace O - USA
  • Father, I cry out to you for Ma'ruf and his family! Surround them with Your angels. Wrap them in the protective arms of Your Son Jesus Christ. Let no harm come to their dwellings. I pray Psalm 91 for themr. May they be courageous and strong in their faith in You. Prosper their business and meet every need. In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Thank you Lord for bringing Ma'ruf to faith and salvation in Christ. Thank you for his example of faith and sacrifice of all that he and his family have suffered and he is still trusting in you. Strengthen his faith and protect and provide for him and his family. Thank you for the rickshaw from VOM and that he gave half his earnings back.
    Jean G - USA
  • Heavenly father I pray your richest blessings upon this man make him to know the love that you have for him, I pray that you will meet his financial and his spiritual needs Lord, help him to be grounded in the word of God.
    Fred S - USA
  • Thank You for the example of our brother Ma'ruf, of courage and gratitude. Bless his faithfulness to You, and use him as he drives his rickshaw to bring the gospel to others who might not have access to the message. Protect him, his wife, and their two children and teach him to be the spiritual head of his house, leading his family to faith in You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank-You for the witness of such a believer as Ma'ruf; if only all of our walks with You could be as faithful as his. I pray You will bless him greatly. May his unmovable Faith draw the rest of his extended family to You. Cover he and his family will Your Wings and may they feel Your Spirit powerfully with them always.
    In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • I pray for Ma'ruf and his family in the name of Jesus Christ that he receive comfort and strength in the Holy Spirit and that he continues to experience joy in suffering each day. I also pray that his family see Jesus through his witness and sacrifice and that they too come to know Christ. I pray for him that he also receives financial blessings.
    Brian E - USA
  • Lord, what an example to us all. Please be with Ma'ruf and strengthen him to continue to serve you and be the example to others that he has already shown. Give him the courage Lord to serve You and strive to do Your will. Help him Lord to have a successful business to support his family and keep him safe from those who would do him or his family harm.
    Dennis C - USA
  • Our Father, please strengthen Ma'ruf in faith and keep him near You every day. Let him be the reflection of Your light in every action he takes. Let him never believe revengeful people more than Your True Word. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, continue to use Your servant, Ma'ruf, in a mighty way. Thank You for providing a means of income for his family""and even for Your church, Lord! Bless this man even more for his joyful, generous giving spirit. Protect his family from wickedness, and strengthen their faith. You are a faithful God. Be glorified, Lord!
    Amy N - USA
  • May you protect this family and bless this rickshaw business. Thank you for the help VOM invested in Ma'ruf. Thank you too for his generosity in giving back to the church.
    Dave B - USA
  • Thank you Father for Ma-ruf's relationship with you and faithfulness to You. Father, we thank you for YOUR faithfulness to him. Please enable him to work to provide for his family. Thank you Father that you are Jehovah Jireh!! AMEN
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Dear Father, thank You for VOM and for their gift to Ma'ruf. I thank You that he has a successful rickshaw business started. Please allow him to continue to succeed, and please protect him and his family from threats. Use their witness for Jesus in the lives of his extended family and friends. Bring a great awakening to Pakistan, dear Lord. Amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father thank You for Maruf. Thank You for Your provision. Thank You for being the Master of the Universe and providing everything we need. I pray that You would bless Maruf tremendously. I pray that his harvest would be great in both the spiritual and material. Thank You Yeshua! In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • May the Lord continue to bless strengthen and encourage as you see the gospel go forth as a result if your un selfish giving
    Kim Y - USA
  • Thank You for this man and the way he sees all that has been given as a gift from You. May he continue to walk in that spirit of humble generosity and may he be blessed as he seeks to provide for his family. Please use Ma'ruf and his vibrant witness to bring many to Yourself, particularly those in his family.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Psalm 25:3 None of those who have faith in God will ever be disgraced for trusting Him. But all who harm the innocent will be defeated.

    Joshua 1:9 This is my command--be strong and courageous ! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

    God be with you and your family.

    sherry in the USA
    sherry r - USA
  • Dear Father God, I praise You for the unusual acts of Your people that leave this dark world confused. Let it bring them all to Christ. Thank you for Ma'ruf who has the key to the best revenge: charity and kindness. He has "heaped burning coals" on the heads of the enemy (Romans 12:20). May it bear much fruit and blessings to his family in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Holy Father, we know our riches are not of this world, and that Your provide for our needs.Thank you for the faithfulness of Ma'ruf and his ability to trust You to care for him and the evidence of that faith in his generosity to his local church. May the faith he demonstrated be a light that draws others to Jesus. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for the faithfulness of Ma'ruf and for providing this rickshaw for him to support his family. I pray that his generosity will glorify you and be used for your kingdom work. Please draw his family to yourself to know you and love you. May his joyful life and thankful spirit bring you glory and exalt the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
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