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

[212] prayers in [16] 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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  • 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
  • Holy Father, thank You for the courage Betty is showing in staying faithful to You despite her sons' persecution. Be with her and the younger children as they love You. May their faithfulness be a light that draws others out of the darkness of sin and into the light of Your salvation. Provide for their nees. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please Bless this beautiful family, And Bless Betty's wishes to not give up and let the Church be destroyed. Bless her children that are saved and may Your Holy Spirit move in the lives of her older Sons to lead them to You Lord for their Salvation. Amen
    Johnnie C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray protection for Betty, her younger sons & the church people & the building itself. Holy Spirit cover them with Your Power & Wisdom. Comfort Betty from the hurt of her older sons actions. as she forgives & continues to love them may they be drawn to You Lord Jesus. Bless the work Betty is doing. May many more people follow You, Jesus!
    Sharon C - USA
  • How beautiful Lord that most of this family have given their hearts to You! May they never look back IJN! Speak to the hearts of the 3 adult sons. Reveal Yourself to them, and open their eyes to evil. TY Holy Spirit for wooing their hearts until they find Your peace. Blessings & Your hand over this church. May it grow exponentially IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, bless Betty for she has turned to you. She has given up worldly things for her Faith in you. Lord, soften her son's hearts so that they may respect and honor their mother. Allow their greed and pride to turn into repentance. Father, may you protect and uphold her church! It is clear in your word that we must respect and honor our parents. AMEN
    camino a - USA
  • We praise you Lord that Betty turned her business into something that will bring praise to the Lord! Continue Betty, to be a light not only for your children but to many in your community! God bless you and your family. Amen
    Tony d - Philippines
  • O, Lord, give Betty wisdom and courage in dealing with those who have threatened and abused her. Give her a special anointing of the Power of the Holy Spirit to overcome evil and walk steadfastly with you. Give her the Peace and Light of Your very Presence.
    Sharon M - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Betty, that you will encourage and keep her strong in facing the threats she receives from her family. Father, protect her younger children from mistreatment. I ask you to continue to heal the one who was beaten by his older brother. Lord, watch over this church that Betty has started and bless them in their troubles. Amen
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Thank you for Betty. May all her children come to faith in Jesus. Please help her to perservere in the good work she is doing.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please give Betty and her family strength and courage to continue worshiping you despite persecution. Please reveal yourself to her sons who are treating her poorly. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Jesus please cause Betty's abusive sons to stop taking advantage of her, hurting her and their brother and let her be able to take care of the other children and be free to worship you.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord shine on Betty & her family! Bring the 3 older ones to see and accept truth. Provide all Berry needs, even the ability to love & forgive. Help the son that was beaten to heal, forgive and be a witness. Use their pain for your glory & to even make them stronger. Let them be encouraged & deep in your Word for peace.
    Melissa S - USA
  • Dear God,
    Please give Betty and the believers in her family the grace to forgive and pray for their family. Convict the brothers that persecute. Reveal that You are the One true God, Who is Love. Show them that Jesus came to mend the separation between God and man, as the second Adam, without sin, who never disobeyed God, and accepting Him gives life.
    Jim E - USA
  • Dear Lord, I cry out to You for Betty and her children! I pray for reconciliation for this family that all the children come to a saving knowledge of Your will! Protect and provide for Betty through this time and give her the guidance she needs to keep the church open. I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Dear God, we pray urgent prayers for Betty, who has turned a bar into a church. Pls. cause her older sons, who are tormenting her, to become Christians & to right the wrongs they've done. Help her younger children & parishioners to be strong in the faith.Heal her middle son's wounds. Send your angels to protect & comfort these believers. IJNWP Amen
    Lynn B - USA
  • Father in Jesus name I pray for Betty and her family. Lord she decided to stand firm in the liberty that has set her free whish is Jesus Christ. I pray that her three adult sons will come to know you as lord and savior. deal with their hearts In Jesus name. I pray for Betty that no weapon for against shall proper in Jesus name Amen
    Naomi L - Bahamas, The
  • Father please bless Betty and help her church to grow. May many people in the area turn to You through her influence. Please protect her and her young children and strongly convict her older sons and help them to know You are real, so they would turn to You. Please pour out Your love, provision and encouragement on the believers attending her church
    Anne W - USA
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