Penny cared for her younger siblings after their grandmother abandoned them for becoming Christians.
Penny cared for her younger siblings after their grandmother abandoned them for becoming Christians.
Sep. 24, 2020 | Uganda

Three Children Kicked Out by Grandmother

[316] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Penny, Elijah, and Charity.

Three children in Uganda have been living on their own since their grandmother forced them out of her home for becoming Christians. Penny, Elijah and Charity’s parents are Muslim, and when it was time for Penny, the oldest, to attend school, her parents couldn’t afford it. A teacher in her grandmother’s town agreed to teach the children, so the they moved in with their grandmother. Soon after their schooling started, their grandmother noticed the children talking about Jesus and sneaking away on Sunday mornings to attend Sunday school. The grandmother forced the three children, ages 12, 10 and 6, out of her house and left them on their own. Penny cared for the other two as best as she could with help from her teacher. Earlier this year, their teacher asked for help from a VOM-supported front-line worker, who has agreed to care for them. Thank God for their great faith and pray they will remain strong in the Lord.

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  • Father, please protect and provide for Penny, Elijah, and Charity. Please keep the safe from harm and strong in their faith in You. I thank You for their teacher and VOM for helping them. Please soften the heart of their grandmother and parents, and may they all come to know You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Father, please protect and provide for Penny, Elijah, and Charity. Please keep the safe from harm and strong in their faith in You. I thank You for their teacher and VOM for helping them. Please soften the heart of their grandmother and parents, and may they all come to know You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Father,
    Thank you for the VOM worker who is caring for these children. I pray for wisdom, strength and blessing for the worker caring for the children. I pray for your provision for these children. I pray they would feel your love and grow in faith. I pray that their grandmother would come to know Jesus. Robin USA
    Robin S - USA
  • Father,
    Thank you for the VOM worker who is caring for these children. I pray for wisdom, strength and blessing for the worker caring for the children. I pray for your provision for these children. I pray they would feel your love and grow in faith. I pray that their grandmother would come to know Jesus. Robin USA
    Robin S - USA
  • God, thank you for sending someone to care for these babies. Cover the children and their caretakers under the shadow of your wings so they will be hidden from the enemy. We are believing it is done in Jesus name.
    Amen
    Levieta H - USA
  • Father God, we thank You that Your heart is with orphans. Lord, thank You for these beautiful sisters and brother in Christ. Thank You for the VOM worker who is caring for these children. Please bless and protect them and help them all to grow in Thy grace and knowledge. Please bring the parents and the grandmother to faith in You. Thank You Jesus
    Doree H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, what strength and a beautiful witness these three young souls have already shown for You! Please Lord, protect them and sustain Penny, Elijah & Charity. May they feel Your deep and abiding love while they come to terms with the very human limits of their grandmother's love. May they serve as a Christ-like witness to their grandmother.
    Alicia N - USA
  • I'm glad that you reached out to these innocent and young souls Father. May they keep the faith now and always even though they already faced trials and opposition being so young. Enlighten those who have harmed them so that they may change their minds and help those who are related. No one should have to face this, let alone a child and underage ones.
    Angela L - USA
  • Find these children of yours a new loving family who will give their hearts 's desires and allow them to get a good education.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank You for these sweet children and their determination to remain faithful to You. Thank You as well for this teacher and her sacrificial care for them. Please grow all of them in You and give them what they need for their physical wants, as well as their spiritual maturity. May their grandmother be transformed through their witness.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for Penny, Elijah and Charity. Send Your Holy Spirit to guard and protect these precious children. Convict their grandmother and convert her. Give her a longing for her grandchildren. Provide for these children and bless the Sunday School teacher and provide for her.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of these believers. Help them to know that they serve as examples to those of us who have never experienced this type of threat to our lives and faith. Keep them safe and give them wisdom to handle each situation. Soften the hearts of those that seek to harm them, so that they, too may believe.
    Betty A - USA
  • Thank You for the teacher who tried to help Penny, Elijah and Charity, and for the front-line worker who has agreed to care for them. Your are the God of the orphan, and You have a special place in Your heart for children. As they grow and mature may their faith also grow and mature. Use these children to build Your kingdom among their peers in Uganda
    Toni D - USA
  • I pray that those kids will continue to believe in you for their whole life and to grow up and have a loving family in Jesus's name Amen
    Heather O - USA
  • Thank you for these children who love you father. I pray that you will continue to provide for them and give them a new home. Please bring these people to Christ in Uganda and all these nations. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, I pray for these three children. I ask you to watch over them, supply their needs, wrap your arms around them. Help them to see you working in their lives. I pray for the one caring for them, bless them. I pray your their grandmother, open her eyes to truth. I pray for their parents, may your Spirit deal with their hearts. Reunite in Christ
    polly c - USA
  • Father thank You for Penny and her siblings Elijah and Charity. Please keep them safe and bless them. I pray that they would grow in faith in You and that You would provide them with everything that they need and more. Have mercy on them and bless them with favor. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for remembering the cases of Penny, Elijah, Charity, Leah, Nathan, Rebecca, Philip, Grace. Clarice and Christina. In Your arms, Father, we give ourselves. Please help us. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father God I pray for Penny, Elijah and Charity in Uganda that you reveal yourself as Jehovah Jirhe the Lord our provider in this hour of need. I knoe Lord that you are able an d you an do all things supply their need by grace through Christ Jesus. Help them with their basic need, Help the families who are taking care of them in Jesus name.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God I lift up Penny Elijah and Charity and ask you to comfort their hearts and let them feel Your amazing presence and love overflowing through them. Please bring their grandmother and mother and father to faith in You. Please meet all their needs in the powerful name of Jesus! Amen!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for the faith of these 3 children! May they continue to grow in love for You and for others. Thank You for the worker who has taken them in to care for. Bless them, and may their faithfulness be a witness to those who need to know You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the knowledge of their teacher and they ways they have been cared for by her. I pray Lord for hope for the kiddos to believe in You still and for provision to come to them. I pray for their grandmothers heart to be softened towards the Gospel and for Your peace to prevail. I pray for their parents to know You too.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for Penny, Elijah & Charity, for their faith & faithfulness. Please bless them with health, strength & ever deepening love & knowledge of you. We pray for their parents & grandmother too - please bless them with circumstances that draw them to you that they too will come to know & love you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Dear God, You are so so good. Thanm You for Your faithfulness
    Ife K - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord
    We praise You for the powerful faith we see in Penny, Elijah and Charity! At such young ages they have already endured more persecution than many will have to face. Pour out Your Spirit, Your blessings and love on them! You are going to accomplish many great things through these precious children! Keep them strong!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please continue to protect and provide abundantly for Penny, Elijah, and Charity. Bring them to many of Your children who will pray with them, pray for them, and work toward making their lives rich with Your blessings. Grow them up in grace and knowledge of their Lord and Savior, Jesus. Draw their entire family to Him for salvation.
    Karen H - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faith of these three children. Your Son told those around Him to let the children come to Him, so we know they are precious in Your sight. We know You will put Your loving arms around them and provide what only You can provide. May they wake up every day with peace, hope and encouragement from above. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Made homeless because they believed in you. Lord provide for these children and strengthen their nascent faith in you. It is going to be tough without family but I pray that the church community will become for them, their new family. Let the love they hear about in the Bible be visible to these children, that they may grow spiritually and in all ways.
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Lord,we thank You for these children who have endured so much for the gospel already.Thank You for keeping them safe despite having been abandoned by their family.Thank You Lord for finding them the help that they need to grow in faith & love.Please Lord help them to be able to each many people with the gospel&help their testimony to encourage others.
    Donna H - USA
  • Oh Lord, I pray for these precious children. Let them know in their hearts that they can trust You for all their needs. May they grow stronger in their faith and trust daily. Thank you for this teacher and VOM worker for their compassion. I pray also, and maybe even more urgently, for this grandmother - that her eyes be opened to the Truth. Amen.
    Rosemary M - USA
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