10-year-old Joshua has clung to his new faith in Christ in spite of family persecution.
10-year-old Joshua has clung to his new faith in Christ in spite of family persecution.
Jan. 03, 2019 | Uganda

Boy Stands for Christ Despite Repeated Beatings

[353] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Joshua.

Joshua, a 10-year-old Ugandan boy, has been beaten by his father and uncle ever since they learned three months ago that he had left Islam to follow Jesus. Despite the repeated beatings, Joshua has not wavered in his faith. He loves Jesus and knows the suffering is worthwhile. Joshua began attending church one year ago after his sister became a Christian; she was beaten for a week when her father learned of her conversion. The children’s father warned them that he would kill them if they left Islam, but Joshua knows Jesus is worthy of his devotion. Joshua’s father still forces him to attend mosque every week, but he simply prays in the name of Jesus. Then, on Sundays, he secretly attends church. Pray that Joshua will remain strong in faith despite the recurring beatings, and pray that his pure love for Christ will be a light to his family and draw them to the truth of the gospel. Pray also that Joshua can help his Muslim friends accept Jesus.

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  • Father God, thank you for the faith of Joshua and his sister. Renew their strength and faith to endure. Through the power of the Holy Spirit let the love of Jesus touch their father and other family. Let your love penetrate the hearts of many all over Uganda. Restrain enemies from more harm. Let the name of Jesus be praised for the glory due His name.
    Mindy S - USA
  • Dear |Lord, I pray that Joshua will remain strong in faith despite the recurring beatings, & I pray that his pure love for Christ will be a light to his family & draw them to the truth of the gospel. Lord, I thank you for Joshua's desire to help his Muslim friends accept Jesus. Protect this lad & his sister in face of such persecution. In Jesus' name
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father, you are so real to this young boy. May he feel your presence and arms of strength and comfort around him. Father, strengthen him and his sister as they serve you. Open the eyes of his dad and uncle. help them to share your truth. give them wisdom and courage to be a light for you. Pour out your Spirit upon them. Fight their battles. Convict.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, how precious is your child, Joshua. Thank You for giving him the courage to continue to follow Jesus in spite of the pain and suffering. May he continue to grow in truth and trust Jesus always. May his family and friends see Jesus living through him and want to know Christ. Remind him that You turn all things, even the bad, into good (Rom 8:28
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help Joshua and his sister feel the presence of Your Holy Spirit and the comfort and peace that come with it. Protect them and keep their faith in You and Your Son strong. Help them to take one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow. Keep them safe in the face of persecution.
    Betty A - USA
  • Thank You Father for Joshua! Please let him remain strong in You and may he lead his family and others to You, the One true God, to know Jesus as their Savior.
    Vera B - USA
  • Father, I lift up this precious young man, Joshua, to you. I pray that you reward him for his faithfulness father. May the joy of the Lord be his strength. I pray for the salvation of his entire family, as he unwaveringly continues to serve you Lord. May he have all of your grace, all of your strength, all of your wisdom to continue his walk with you.
    Jan V - USA
  • Overwhelm him with Your glory in his affliction.Heal your child!Be a firewall of protection around him!Speak words of comfort,healing,truth over him.Write on his heart put it in his mind.Sing over him put a melody of praise to You in his heart.
    Transfer his family from the domain of darkness to the kingdom of your Son. Permit Yourself 2b found by them
    Maria R - USA
  • Jesus guve Joshua strenght and continued faith so that he can endure the prosecution and be an example to people ariund hum. Amen
    JERRY F - USA
  • Dear God,
    Oh, what faith! Joshua's love and devotion to You is an example to all. Be with him in a powerful way. Let him know we are praying for him. Cover him with Your Wings. May his faith lead his entire family to faith in You, Jesus. He is a shining light for You. Bless him as he stands so boldly for the Gospel.
    In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God, Be with Joshua and cover him with your love and protection. Help his father to see that Joshua has a heavenly Father that loves him and protects him. Help it that others will see his love for You and want You in their lives as well. In Jesus name, Amen
    karen b - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray for the protection of believers and the spreading of your Gospel. Let the love of Jesus Christ increase and turn those who persecute Christians into followers of Jesus. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Tom M - USA
  • Lord God, I rejoice that Joshua has found the greatest treasure. Thank you for the testimony of his life. Bring him out of the beatings to be safe and to be able to mature. Let him experience the fullness of You. Come to help my brother, I rejoice at his faith and grieve for his pain. Use this to bring his entire family to saving faith.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Jesus, give these brave kids Your Light in their darkness. Be a Light to their feet and guide them to all that you would have them face. I pray for their future, that you would make them bold for the Lord Jesus and give them words to speak by Your Spirit! Help them to see the Light in the darkness. I pray comfort and healing over them. By the Blood.
    Reid A - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, his hosts, the father and family members from using anything against Joshua and his sister. Lord Jesus, Please Grant Joshua Your Way to spread Your Gospel to his Muslim friends, Change and Open the hearts of the father, family members, and friends to You according to Your Will, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • PRAISE OUR FATHER, THANK YOU JESUS! for Choosing Your son Joshua to Believe in and Follow You, Blessing Your daughter to spread Your Gospel, and endure being beaten; we lift them up to You. Please Order Joshua and his sister's steps, Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Growth in You, Favor, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • I pray our heavenly Father watch over Joshua and keep him safe and strong during this time of challenge for him. May his witness to his family by his continued trust in the Lord win them over to the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
    Cindy M - USA
  • My Father, please take care of your son my brother! Heal him, strengthen him, and shine your light so clearly in and through him that even his earthly father cannot help but see it. Kill the anger and pride and fear in his father, and soften his heart, that he and all whom Joshua touches can see the light of your love.
    C C - USA
  • Father, I lift up Joshua before you. Strengthen him spiritually and physically and his sister. May they be light to their family drawing them to Christ. In Jesus name, amen.
    Elaine H - USA
  • I pray the precious Blood of Jesus over Joshua and his sister. Lord Jesus, I ask You to bring dreams to Joshua's parents and his family at night of what You did for them on the cross. Jesus, I pray You open their eyes to Your great love for their souls. I pray for everyone this family knows and comes into contact with to be saved, in Jesus Name.
    Patricia L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank You for Joshua's faith, may he continue steadfast unmovable abounding in the work of the gospel. May he continue to endure affliction and persecution with Jesus joy there by attracting others to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Please deliver him from the enemy's snare.
    Joyce R - USA
  • Thank you for Joshua! I pray your abundant blessings over this boy and your protection over him! I pray that he can continue on his bold and loving faith and that his family will see the love of Christ through him and so will his friends and become Christians. I pray that you give him perseverance and continued heart of mercy. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Joshua! I pray for him & his believing sister: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be strong in faith & hope & stay committed to Christ. May they be a light to their families & friends. Bring their loved ones & friends to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Your strength is inspiring. Christ does not abandon us in sorrow and suffering, but rather always walks with us. I'm glad that you decided to walk with Him as well!
    Joshua M - USA
  • Father thank You for the great courage of these young people. Keep them strong and encouraged in Your great love. May all who witness their commitment see how wonderful You are and give them deep joy and understanding beyond anything otherwise known in their community. Bless Your Name forever. Strength and Favor to these children in Jesus name! Amen!
    Terry L - USA
  • Father thank You for the great courage of these young people. Keep them strong and encouraged in Your great love. May all who witness their commitment see how wonderful You are and give them deep joy and understanding beyond anything otherwise known in their community. Bless Your Name forever. Strength and Favor to these children in Jesus name! Amen!
    Terry L - USA
  • Father thank You for the great courage of these young people. Keep them strong and encouraged in Your great love. May all who witness their commitment see how wonderful You are and give them deep joy and understanding beyond anything otherwise known in their community. Bless Your Name forever. Strength and Favor to these children in Jesus name! Amen!
    Terry L - USA
  • Lord, strenghen Joshua by Your Holy Spirit. I pray that his father will come to know you Lord. I pray the beatings of these children will stop and that you will place your angels around them to protect them. In Jesus' name amen.
    S. G - USA
  • Oh Father! Lift up dear Joshua close to your heart and hear his prayers and his faith, answer and bless this wonderful young saint of yours!
    Lianne G - USA
  • Thank you Lord for Joshua! Thank you that he knows and loves you and is not afraid to show his faith. Help his family to believe in you also. Help Joshua to stay strong and to lead others to you. In Jesus name, amen.
    Diane B - USA
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