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

[375] 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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  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • thank you God for such faith faith that could move mountains i pray we too could have faith like this, Amen
    Jim H - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you be with Joshua and that you give him the strength to endure all that he has to go through to learn as much about you as he can. I pray that he remembers all the he learns about you so that he can effectively preach the gospel to his friends and neighboring community in Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • O God, i pray that Joshua will remain strong in his faith despite the recurring beatings; Lord, let his pure love for Christ be a light to his family and draw them to the truth of the gospel. i pray that Joshua can help his Muslim friends accept Jesus. Help Joshua Lord, to trust in You and not be afraid. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the protection and safety of the child and his sister. I pray that he will seek you more. I pray that the heavenly angels will protect him and the Holy Spirit will cover him. I pray that his family will have a change of heart and accept Jesus Christ in their hearts. Lord, please watch over him. In Jesus name amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Thank You, Father for Joshua's bold faith! Help me to be so bold! Please protect him, bring his family to Christs, and help them all to share the Gospel with everyone with whom they come in contact. Bless Joshua in wonderful ways, dear Daddy in Heaven.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Help Joshua heal and become your bold witness.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Our Father, please help Joshua and meet his needs in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Keep protecting your son and his sister. Strengthen them and let them grow stronger in you.
    michele r - USA
  • Father bless Joshua as he stands for Your, I thank you for standing for him and working mighty miracles on his behalf. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Holy Father, Keep Joshua close to Your heart. May his love for You shine brightly and show others their need for You and that they will come to know Jesus as savior and friend. Surround Joshua and his sister with other believers who will encourage them during this difficult time. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for drawing Joshua to Yourself and for giving him courageous faith. May he be strengthened daily in Your word and be able to read the Bible; may he be loved well by Your people who know him. I ask that You would radically transform this father and uncle through the faithful witness of Joshua and his sister.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Jesus, bless and strengthen young Joshua and his sister. Thank you for their bravery and zeal. Give them great wisdom. May their family repent and turn to You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, Thank you for Joshua. Thank you for his being so brave and so loyal. Help him. Protect him. Give him great wisdom. Help his family repent of the harm they are doing to him and turn to You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, Thank you for Joshua. Thank you for his being so brave and so loyal. Help him. Protect him. Give him great wisdom. Help his family repent of the harm they are doing to him and turn to You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • GOD in heaven, please strengthen the faith of Joshua and his sister, that they may cause many to come to know You as Savior. Bring their father and uncle into your saving grace. Help them to endure the persecution. LORD, You are faithful! Amen
    Linda R - USA
  • Lord, I bring Joshua before you today and i ask that you will cover him with your mighty hand and keep him safe. I pray you will strengthen and encourage him that he will stay strong and unwavering in his faith in you I pray for those who persecute him that you will soften their hearts and you will draw them in and save their souls In Jesus Mighty Name
    tina b - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for the great strength and grace You are giving this son of Yours. I ask that You will show Him open doors to witness to his friends about Christ. Protect him from his family, and open opportunities for him to be with fellow believers throughout the week. Thank You again for revealing Yourself to him, Jesus. You are blessed forever
    Karen K - USA
  • Dear Father GOD Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9.6 ),
    Teach us to eat Your Word , Your Flesh, Your Holy Spirit (John 1:14,6:55,56) and saturate us with your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN
    eric H - USA
  • Blessed Lord - What a witness Joshua is for You! How precious he is in Your sight. I pray he continues to stand firm. I pray that he will be a light to all: his father, his uncle, and his friends. Do great and mighty things through this young man. In Christ's name- Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Oh Father! We bless and praise You for Joshua's faith and commitment to the gospel and we are confident that his entire family will be drawn to Jesus and to dynamic and living faith. Please protect Joshua and rally the Body of Christ around him to provide his needs emotionally, physically and spiritually. Lord, fill Joshua with love for his father!
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, THANK YOU for the life of Joshua, this bold young man of God. Thank you for making him Strong and Courageous, like his name sake of the Bible. Please strengthen Him and protect him in the Name of Jesus. May his family and friends come to know Christ as well. IN JESUS NAME
    Jennifer T - USA
  • 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
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