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

[217] 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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  • Dear Father, I come to You on behalf of Juma and the other persecuted believers in Tanzania. I ask that You would provide for their physical safety, and for all their earthly needs. I pray the persecution and hardship would not cause any to fall away from faith in Christ, and that their faithfulness might be used to bring many more into Your kingdom.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I ask that through Juma's gracious example in suffering wrongdoing, you would reveal the love and grace of Christ to his family. I ask that you would open their eyes to see your holiness, their sin, and their need for reconciliation with you. Please save them Lord.
    Wade R - Canada
  • Dear heavenly Father, please strengthen Juma. We know he belongs to you now and has come to trust and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You have promised to never leave nor forsake your children. Guide him Lord. Open the right doors for Juma. Touch his wife's heart and enlighten her eyes to the truth. Protect Juma Father, in Jesus' name I pray.
    Candace S - USA
  • Lord bless Juma for standing strong in his faith for you despite the hardship and cruel treatment he is receiving. Open the eyes of those around him to see Your truth as they watch his strength in faith for You and how you will provide for him despite all they try to do to harm him. Send your Holy Spirit to give him hope, wisdom, courage, strength
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Juma who has lost his family and friends for the sake of Christ. Provide a new family of believers to love, support and encourage him. Provide for his needs. Provide a job for him. May he grow strong in his faith. Fill him with your spirit each day and help him to do all that You ask of him
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, wrap your arms around Juma. Reassure him that you are with him. Help him to continue to look to you. Provide for him as you promised you would. Help him to share his faith in wisdom to others. Give him a job. Speak to his wife's heart, pour conviction upon her. Open the eyes of his family to the truth. Use Juma to do great things for you.
    polly c - USA
  • 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
  • Lord, please be with Juma. Help him to stand strong in his faith. Please open the eyes of his wife. Help her to see past her fear to the Truth. Help his family members to leave him in peace. Provide for him. Give him shelter and a job, O Lord. Please be very near to him. Help the church to rally around him, O God. Please give him wisdom in all.
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Juma and other converts alongside him who are currently facing opposition for putting their faith and reliance in the One True God. I pray that You would help him to be brave and that You would always remind him of Your Word so that he may be encouraged in his walk. Lord, help us all to be courageous in evangelizing for You.
    Jeremy W - USA
  • God, I pray for Juma and all others like him. Right now I ask that you send him peace and joy. Send your angels to protect him from the evil that is around him. I also pray for his family. Convict them and change their hearts.
    nathan g - USA
  • Dear brother Juma, God bless you and keep you young man. May the Father provide for you and bring you help from above. I am so sorry for the spiritual blindness of your wife and the fear that caused her to report you. May Christ Himself comfort you, Juma. May the Holy Spirit guide you to others in Christ. Be comforted in knowing God is with you. Trust
    Jane C - USA
  • Lord, please provide for Juma and others suffering for your name. You have said they are blessed, please give them your blessing in this life and the next. Drive their persecutors to meet you. Flow your living waters through them.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord I pray for Juma this morning! I pray for him and others that have lost their friends and families for your sake. I pray in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen!!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Dear Holy Father
    I pray for our brother, Juma. He has already faced so much to stand for Your name. Keep him strong, Lord, may his faith grow. Provide for his needs. I pray for his family & his wife - to through his witness, may each and every one of them come to know You. Be with all the new believers who are facing these things in a special way. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Father, as Juma faces an uncertain future, bless him with a hope and peace that surpasses understanding. Give him better than what he has lost that his family, friends, and his wife would notice and that Your Name would be glorified. Provide for Your faithful child and give him a community of Christians with which to dwell. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Thank you Holy Father for qualifying Juma & others to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. Please use their witness in Tanzania to deliver others from the power of darkness & convey them into the kingdom. Please provide for his physical & spiritual needs, fill him with the knowledge of your will, strengthen him with all might
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you that Juma has come to know you! I pray for his safety and livelihood in Tanzania. Lord, please provide for Juma in a way that others may see your glory, especially his wife and family! I pray that Your Holy Spirit will give him peace in the midst of this situation. Amen!
    Michelle D - USA
  • LORD, may your deep blessing of communion be upon Juma mightily, that though he has lost his family and community, He will know the strength of His LORD. Bless those he loves Lord, to come to the grace table of Jesus, that they too might know Your love, instead of the oppression of the Islamic false religion. Bless Juma's heart O' LORD, Amen!
    Eric A - USA
  • 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
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