When his wife discovered the young man's Christian books, his conversion was revealed.
When his wife discovered the young man's Christian books, his conversion was revealed.
Sep. 03, 2020 | Tanzania

Wife Discovers Young Convert's Books

[199] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Juma.

Juma met with his pastor secretly after coming to Christ, afraid that his Muslim family would find out about his conversion. When his wife eventually found some of his Christian books, she immediately called his brothers, all radical Muslims. His brothers burned the books, beat Juma and threatened him. When word spread that he was a Christian, Juma was completely rejected by his relatives, neighbors and friends. He also lost his job. “No one will hire him, as no one is willing to give an apostate work,” a VOM worker said. Pray for Juma and others like him, who have lost family and friends for the sake of Christ.

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  • Father God bless Juma to see the hand of God work on his behalf in the land of the living. Provide for all his needs. Strengthen and comfort him and give him Your peace. Touch the hearts of those who oppose him and let love overshadow hatred. Especially touch the hearts of his loved ones to see him as a better man. I pray in Jesus name Amen
    Norma C - USA
  • Holy Father and Creator of the Universe. Have mercy upon Juma and others like him. Help him Lord find work and a safe place to live. Bring him along other believers for strength and encouragement. Bless him with boldness and courage to proclaim the Gospel. Holy Spirt lead his family to the salvation of Jesus Christ. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Holy Father, hold Juma close to Your heart, as a shepherd carries a lamb, as he faces the trials that have come from his faith in Jesus. Give him strength to endure as he looks for work, and mourns the shunning from friends and family. Place him among others who believe in You and who will encourage him to be faithful. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God, I praise You. Give Juma and other Tanzanian Christians strength and courage in th midst of his persecution. Please protect him from harm and give him a family of Christ to replace those who persecute him. Please help him find a home and job through VOM, and help him to be a great disciple of Yours in Tanzania. In Jesus's name I pray.Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank you for Juma and the life of Your Son that has begun to work mightily in his life. We praise you for the family that he has and the relatives of his that will come to know You. We ask that You bring his worst enemies to know You and to be his closest brothers in Christ, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that Juma has received Jesus and is a witness for you. I pray that you will guard his heart and mind in Jesus Christ. Please strengthen him and his faith during this time. Please provide for all his needs and ease his hurt. Help him to find work and a new family in Christ. Meanwhile, please draw his family to Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you for Juma. May he know that he has family in you. May he know that he has riches in you. Help him to stand firm in his faith and to be a fruitful witness. May his family and friends come to know you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, we pray for our brother Juma and others like him in Tanzania that have willingly left family and friends for their faith in Christ Jesus. Lord, provide for their physical needs and help them to find fellow believers to meet with for fellowship and worship. May they be richly blessed in Christ Jesus. Save many more souls there.
    Shirley L - USA
  • Father God I cry out and ask for work and provision for Juma. I ask for community and loved ones and a security. I pray for hope in You and a delight in Your word and time with You that is all satisfying and life giving. I pray for a hope that can hold him in the midst of all things. Lord would You be glorified in His life and point to the cross.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord keep theses christians strong in their faith and deliver them from injustice and send your abounding love and let your will be done in jesus name
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Lord, Juma is Your child and we know that You will hold him and protect Him. Please help him to search for You and Your Word. We know that You will take care of the rest. Lord we do not understand Your ways, but we do know that they are best.Help us to be lead and guided by You through the Holy Spirit and let all come to You in Your perfect timing
    Donna H - USA
  • Thank you Father God for the faithful witness of Juma in Tanzania and I lift him up to you right now in the name of Jesus that You would comfort him, that You would strengthen him, that You would provide a wonderful job and church that will support him and I pray for the salvation of his wife and that Juma would remain faithful to you no matter what!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Juma that he finds help. I pray that he also finds a job. But above all, I pray that Juma finds new friends and family who are Christians who will love him unconditionally. I pray for Tanzania that Jesus conquers it in His Name with love and peace. I pray for all of Africa and areas near there that are suffering.
    Brian E - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Juma that he finds help. I pray that he also finds a job. But above all, I pray that Juma finds new friends and family who are Christians who will love him unconditionally. I pray for Tanzania that Jesus conquers it in His Name with love and peace. I pray for all of Africa and areas near there that are suffering.
    Brian E - USA
  • Dear Lord,

    I pray for Juma.I pray that you would give him endurance in the faith.I pray that his family might come to know you as their Savior and Lord, soften their hearts.I pray that Juma would experience Your presence and give him boldness and protect him.Provide for his basic needs as he seeks you first. Bless him as he follows You.In Jesus Name
    Ben C - USA
  • Thank You Father that You spoke for light to shine out of darkness, & have shone in Juma's heart to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. Thank You for Your abundant grace in his life & please continue to pour out Your grace, kindness & provision that Juma be steadfast in devotion to You, & experience Your care.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Lord Juma now only has you having many treasures wrench away from him when his secret has been uncovered. Provide for him in the midst of this hostility. They are hoping to break his will to become a Christian. Draw near to him, let the small Christian community come forward to embrace him and assist him in this communal rejection. He needs you Lord!
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Lord you alone are our refuge and strength. A very present help in time of need. Encircle Juma with courage, faithfulness, love, joy and peace. Protect him with your fierce love. Change the hearts of his family so they repent and see you for who you are. Strip away lies and reveal truth to them with a mighty power. You are the Lord of Heavens Armies.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank You, Father, that Juma was willing to suffer physical pain and the emotional anguish of being rejected by his family. May he have a deeper understanding of the Man of Sorrows who went to His own, and they did not receive Him. Thank You that Juma did receive Him and now has eternal life and a home in heaven. Encourage him as he grows in You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, May this verse minister to Juma, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? . . . nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is the Lord Jesus Christ," Romans 8:35-39.
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Dear Father, please protect Juma from more persecution. Help his wife to see the truth of Jesus Christ, and help her to accept You as Lord. Please show Yourself to his family and the other Muslims in his area that you are Truth. And please bring a Great Awakening and Revival to Tanzania!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, comfort Juma at what he has lost, but give him great joy at what he has found in you. Help him be a steady light on a hill no matter what. Give him your love for those who are lost and those who want to hurt him. Please provide for a job, and may his family come to know you as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus name, Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • We also pray that he will have comfort in the knowledge that he is not alone despite all his struggles, and also eventually spread the Word of God to his family members. Lastly, thank You for protecting him all this while and never failing to shower him with you steadfast love, thank You.
    faith l - Singapore
  • Lord, I pray that You will grant Juma strength to face his family members, he must have a lot of fear in him right now, help him to stay strong in the midst of all this trouble. May Juma also find assurance and hope in God's word even in times when he may feel like he is alone.
    faith l - Singapore
  • Father, there have been so many faithful servants who have willingly given up everything because of their love and stand for YOu. May they continue to be strong in the face of adversity and lead many of their persecutor to Christ and that they will turn from their wicked way.s,
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord I pray for Juma that you would strengthen him and encourage him. I thank you that he belongs to you and nothing will separate him from you. I pray that you would give him wisdom of what to do and of where to live. Draw him closer in intimacy with you Lord in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord, comfort him. PROVIDE FOR him. Help him find a good safe Job. Help his PERSECUTORS be saved give him protection. And give him the peace that surpasses all understanding in Jesus' name Amen.
    Ann P - USA
  • Father, Lord, Tanzania believers are being persecuted by their own family. Juma is one of them finding himself without job and rejected. Please comfort him and allow his love and patients to pour out and influence others to join Our Savior. Please give him strength to continue to practice his faith no matter what. In the Precious Name of Jesus we pray
    Isabel S - USA
  • Lord, I pray that Juma remains steadfast in his faith. Thank You for protecting his life. I pray that his family witnesses You working in his life and give up all doubt. Please provide a way for him to live and work. Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Dear Jesus, Please comfort Juma through Your Holy Spirit. Strengthen him and give him joy despite these trials. May his life be a testimony as a light on a hill that draws others too Your Son. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Mrs. H - USA
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