Betty and her family in the former bar.
Betty and her family in the former bar.
Jul. 23, 2020 | Uganda

She Transformed Her Bar into a Church

[229] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Betty.

Betty became a believer late in her life, and this complete life change prompted her to turn a bar she owned into a church. Her decision to leave Islam deeply angered her three adult sons. When Betty’s husband died several years before, she had inherited a car, several rental properties and other businesses from him. Her sons have made her life miserable. They took away the car, confiscated the restaurant she was building with borrowed funds and instructed her tenants to pay rent only to them. “I gave up everything they asked for, but I am not willing to let them destroy the church,” Betty said of her sons. “They always threaten me, but I will not remove it.” Her younger children, who live with her, have also accepted Christ, and her middle son was badly beaten by his older brothers, sending him to the hospital for two weeks.

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  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Betty the strength to hold on to her relationship with Jesus Christ. May she continue to find her security in You. I pray for the protection of her younger children and sales for the salvation of her children who do not know You. May she live and forgive those who are against her life in Christ. Amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father, you see Betty and know all about her. I pray you move on her behalf. I pray you deal with her sons as you see fit. Open their eyes to the truth, but if they refuse then in mercy do something. I pray you fight Betty's battles. Protect her and her children. Lord, help her to love and forgive. Give her wisdom and boldness to act as you have her.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, thank you for her faith. Please encourage her to continue Your work and let those who persecute her come to know you. In Jesus mame. Amem.
    Luciane C - Brazil
  • Lord JESUS, we thank you so much for Betty and her family. We bless you for what you've started in this family. Keep them, protect them and provide all their needs. Lord, may you open the eyes of her older children to come to you as well. May everything she has lost be restored in a hundred fold as you promised in your word. Thank you Lord! Amen!
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Father, thank You for the testimony of a faithful mother. Bless and provide for Betty and her younger children. Thank You for Your faithfulness to save them all. Heal and encourage the son who was beaten by his brothers. Holy Spirit, convict the hard hearts of Betty's older sons, drawing them to Yourself. Continue to be glorified through this church
    Toni D - USA
  • God, I thank You for the transformation of this woman, and her faithful witness. I have great love and admiration for this dear sister. I pray You will protect her, and enable her to keep the former bar in service to You. I pray her younger children will continue trusting in the Lord, and she would see her older children to repent and believe.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Thank you for Betty and help her continue the good work.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    How I pray for Betty and her children! We praise You for their steadfast faith! May the three older sons also come to know You from seeing Your Light in them. Stop them from doing more evil to their family. Protect them church Betty and the children have and surround them all in Your wings. May they be filled with Your Spirit and joy. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for drawing Betty and her children to Yourself, and for their steadfast faith. Please enable them to remain strong in You and to show love and forgiveness to their own family who hates them. May these men come to repentant faith as they witness the power of the gospel at work in their mother and younger siblings.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I ask for reconciliation and forgiveness and a mending of the relationship between brothers. I ask for You to come in and create unity where there was division, peace where there was strife, and love where there was hate. I ask Lord for Betty's church to thrive because of Christ. I pray it would be a place of peace and refuge for many in her town.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord Jesus send your Holy Spirit to Betty and her family. Protect them from her older sons. Give them strength, courage, wisdom, hope and peace through this. Open the eyes and hearts of her oldest sons to receive salvation. Provide food, a home, a job and keep this church open and thriving for your glory. Remind Betty that her reward is heaven.
    Angie E - USA
  • Jesus, bring guilt, shame and repentance on these sons who behave so vilely to their mother. Bring them to understand that they offend You, the Lord of the universe, and that they desperately need Your forgiveness and salvation. Give Betty overflowing love for her sons, and protect the family from them.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, thank You for Betty's great faith and whole-hearted commitment to follow Jesus no matter the cost. Continue to provide for Betty's needs as she deals with her son's anger and hostility. I pray that Betty's sons will recognize that their mom is a faithful follower of the true and living God, repent of their sin, and trust Christ as their Savior.
    Patrick V - USA
  • I thank You God for the steadfast desire of Betty in her faith. I thank You that her younger children have accepted You as Lord and Savior. In the same way will You remove the scales from the eyes of her elder sons to see You as the True and Living God. Provide all of her family's needs and protect them from further persecution. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Miranda J - USA
  • Praying for Betty, oh Lord. Help her to remain steadfast and supply her needs. Praying she will be able to provide for her family. Protect her and her young children. Praying the church will thrive. Also Lord that her older sons may come to know you as Savior and Lord. Praying for your church in Uganda, make it strong and many saved
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear Father, thank You for Betty's tenacity and strength. Please don't let her sons or anyone else burn down or take away her new church. Continue to bless Betty with boldness, and may ALL of her children come to a faith in Jesus - and soon. Bless Betty in ways she does not even expect. Bring a great awakening and revival to Uganda!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father God, You know no one can hurt you more than your own children. May they repent and come to JESUS to lead them in HIS ways and away from evil and lies. Please prosper Betty and her saved children spiritually and in her work so that her older sons will see that You are REAL! May we all praise You for every day for sending JESUS!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for bringing Betty and her beautiful family into your everlasting love and compassion. Please give her boldness and strength when dealing with her sons and comfort amidst trials. Please lead her three older sons to Jesus and grow them and the rest of the family in faith, love, peace, joy, and truth. Bless and grow her church. Amen
    Rebekah R - USA
  • Almighty God of the Universe. Thank you for Betty and her great courage to stand and fight for her faith. Thank you for giving her wisdom to change her bar into a church. A place where fellow believers can congregate and worship. What a testimony for the Gospel of Jesus to be proclaimed. We praise you and give you all the glory. In Jesus Name
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank You Holy Father for loving Betty and her younger children into Your kingdom. Deliver them from their enemies, teach them to do Your will. Protect them and provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Grant the older sons repentance so they may know the truth and be released from the snare of the devil.
    Julie C - USA
  • Thank You Holy Father for loving Betty and her younger children into Your kingdom. Deliver them from their enemies, teach them to do Your will. Protect them and provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Grant the older sons repentance so they may know the truth and be released from the snare of the devil.
    Julie C - USA
  • Thank You Holy Father for loving Betty and her younger children into Your kingdom. Deliver them from their enemies, teach them to do Your will. Protect them and provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Grant the older sons repentance so they may know the truth and be released from the snare of the devil.
    Julie C - USA
  • Father God, thank you for Betty's steadfast faith and commitment to the church. I pray, Lord, that her older sons will come to know you as Lord and Savior and restore the relationship with their mother. Thank you that Betty's younger children have accepted Christ. May their witness for you draw others to you that they know Christ as Savior.
    Helen W - USA
  • I pray that the older brothers are taken care of and can not longer harass the rest of their families. It'd be best if they came to know Jesus Christ and repented of their evil ways.
    David V - USA
  • Father it appears as if YOUR SERVANT Betty has been facing chronic, difficult adversities, and that she's in desperate need of an intervention from You LORD. We pray for a miraculous blessing on her behalf. Father, we are so grateful for her passionate love for CHRIST by not compromising her faith in YOU regardless, in JESUS NAME AMEN!
    anthony c - USA
  • Father, thank You for showering Your grace upon Betty and for leading her to turn her bar into a church. Thank You for giving her courage in the face of harsh opposition. Please continue Your grace and mercy toward her and her family. Use her witness to bring many more people into Your kingdom of light. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Neal G - USA
  • Father, thank You for Betty's bold and persistent faith! Raise up Your protection around her and her younger children and draw the older sons to Your throne and bring them to vibrant faith in You in time. Bring many others from Betty's village into fellowship with her in this church that was once a bar and provide her needs despite her losses, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • Precious Father, I praise You that Betty has chosen to follow You, & in spite of her sons persecution she has remained steadfast. Lord, protect her, her younger children & draw her opposing sons out of Satan's darkness into a relationship with You. Please intervene in Betty's situation. May this Church be a lighthouse for the gospel. In Jesus' Name.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father, thank you that Betty will receive a reward from you greater than anything on this earth that she has lost. Please provide for her and the children living with her. Please draw her older sons and others in the community to Jesus. Protect her and the church. May they experience the love and presence of Christ in a real way. May she trust Jesus.
    Vicki Y - USA
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