VOM is helping these brothers replant their apricot farm after ISIS destroyed it.
VOM is helping these brothers replant their apricot farm after ISIS destroyed it.
Dec. 23, 2021 | Syria

Replanting What ISIS Destroyed

[230] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Aaron and Khalil Hassan.

Aaron and Khalil Hassan are two brothers who fled to Lebanon after the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) chased them from their apricot farm in 2013. While in Lebanon, the brothers heard the gospel and placed their faith in Christ. When they returned to Syria, they found their farms pillaged; ISIS had chopped down all the apricot trees and used them for firewood. Moreover, their farmland borrowed water from wells on neighboring properties, and when those neighbors discovered Aaron and Khalil's newfound faith in Christ, the neighbors cut off the brothers' access to the water supply. VOM is helping the brothers rebuild their farm, replanting 600 apricot trees and creating an irrigation system to replace their lost water supply. Pray that these brothers will be a faithful witness for Christ to their neighbors. Pray that they will bear fruit as they farm for the glory of God.

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  • Father, we lift up Aaron and Khalil and ask you to help them through this tough season of persecution. Give them the courage and perseverance they need to stand up to this, and let their hearts be filled with grace and mercy towards those who are treating them harshly. We ask for Your favor and provision and that others will see Your hand on them.
    Louisa C - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for bringing these brothers home safe. LEt them continue under your protection. Bless their work and farm; give them good and abundant fruit.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Aaron and Khalil Hassan. We ask that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we give thanks for you working in Aaron and Khalil lives! Thank you for opportunity for them to hear gospel. As they build on their relationship with you Jesus and start anew apricot farm, may their lives be living witness to neighbors. Help them to share the name of Jesus boldly. Open more eyes to truth. In Jesus name Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for Aaron and Khalil Hassan. Thank you for their faith in You. Please help their new trees grow and flourish. Send Your Holy Spirit to open the eyes of their neighbors to the truth of Jesus. May their suffering not be in vain but bear much fruit. Provide water for their trees and also living water welling up to joy.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord send the Holy Spirit to Aaron & Khalil Hassan to give them courage, strength, wisdom, hope, wisdom, peace, joy & love. Send people & resources to help them grow in Your Word. Provide for their every day needs. Help them to forgive those who try to hurt them & threaten them. Use them to bring others to salvation.
    Angie E - USA
  • Strengthen these brothers in the faith, Precious and Merciful Father. Help them to be a light to those around them. Make them bold and brave for you Father....bless them openly. Maranatha!
    Della H - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, Protect Aaron and Khalil as they rebuild and are a witness to your faithfulness in the presence of opposition. Bring their apricot farm success so they may remain as a witness in Syria. Open the eyes of their neighbors to believe you are the one true God. Comfort them to know brothers and sisters around the world are praying for them.
    Margaret H - USA
  • Father, thank you for your great love for your sons Aaron and Khalil. Thank you that they now have new life in Jesus. Please continue to provide for them and protect them from evil. May they trust Jesus fully and grow in faith and truth. Work in and through them to draw others to a saving relationship with Jesus. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Father, thank you for bringing Aaron and Khalil to you and giving them the courage to rebuild their farms. Thank you for enabling VOM to assist them in their efforts. Please keep these dear brothers faithful to you, keep them safe from harm, and be examples of your love to touch the hearts of their neighbors.
    Bob D - USA
  • Father, thank you for Aaron and Khalil and their newfound faith in you. May they prosper and grow, and may their faith always continue to prove genuine and resolute. Protect and encourage them as they rebuild their livelihood, and may they be a shining witness to those around them who witness their peace and hope in you.
    Jackie V - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our great God and guide, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Aaron and Khalil Hassan. We ask that You will continue to be their guide, for a hedge of protection on them along with angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank You for creating Aaron and Khalil, drawing them to Yourself, and their response to the gospel. Thank You for the help that Aaron and Khalil have received from VOM as they seek to reestablish their lives and livelihood in Syria. May Aaron and Khalil's labors bear much fruit for God's glory and bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Give strength to Aaron and Khalil Hassan as they rebuild their farm. As they grow their farm, please grow their faith in you. As they share their produce, give them courage to share your Word. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Father God, I pray in Christ Mighty Name for these precious brothers-in-Christ. I pray for Supernatural Protection by God's holy angels. I pray you will lead and guide them as they rebuild their farm and continue to share the Gospel of Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
    Alvaro Z - USA
  • Thank You for drawing these men to Yourself, even in the midst of such terrible tragedy. May they continue to mature in their faith and have other believers in their lives to encourage them. May they have love and compassion for their neighbors, and I do pray that they would be able to physically provide for themselves through this farm.
    Danielle H - USA
  • My dear brothers in Christ,
    I praise God for your faithfulness in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. I pray for boldness, protection, and wisdom as you share the gospel with your neighbors. May your farm flourish and be a blessing to many. Remember that the Word never returns void.
    Hannah W - USA
  • umbers 13:20
    and whether the land is fertile or lean, and whether there are trees on it or not. You will show yourself courageous, and you will take some of the fruit of the land." It was the time of first ripe grapes.
    We are so proud and honored to be part of your faith family and I'm so glad that I support this ministry so we can be part of Your
    Laura Leah B - USA
  • Dear brothers in christ Aaron and jahlil so happy you found jesus as your savior. I am sorry to hear about the trails you are going through. Please never forget that God and your brothers and sisters in christ love you. You are not alone or forgotten. Gods love and peace to you. Your in my prayers.
    Craig M - USA
  • Father, we praise You for Aaron and Kahlil's new found faith in You. Father, keep them strong growing in the wisdom of Your Word. Continue to fill their hearts with new found truth. Soften the hearts of their neighbors so they can see Your love & light in Aaron and Khalil. Let this replanting season teach them many thing about the fruit of Your Spirit.
    Brenda C - USA
  • Thank you God for these brothers, please be with them, restore in seven folds all they have lost, whatever may come their way, please help them not to give up their faith in you, bless the work of their hands, prosper their farm, make them solutions to lives and through them let souls be won to you in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Lord, I lift these brothers, who trust in you, as they work to rebuild their farm. Please make the provisions that are necessary for their success available as they give the glory to you. May their lives exemplify what faithfulness and trust can do for those who trust in you. May many people come to salvation because of their words and example.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord, please bless Aaron and Khalil Hassan as they replant their apricot grove and get their farm established and grant them favor before their neighbors so that in time they can share the love of Jesus with everyone in their area. Use this orchard as a platform for the gospel and we praise You for their faith in Jesus and their desire to rebuild, amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Help our brothers with their good works.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, I pray your blessing on their apricot trees that they will produce the most exquisite fruit that all of those around will be awed by the blessings you have placed on Aaron and Khalil's lives. I pray this will be a testimony before those who have brought them harm. Lord, strengthen their faith and embolden their witness. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Aaron and Khalil. We ask for deliverance, sustaining, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I pray Father You will plant the seed deep & make a harvest 100 fold that ISIS cannot touch & to help those in need. Give them the faith to receive this. Remove the veil from blinded Muslim eyes. Shine brightly in this country through them. Give them love & faith for You. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for saving and protecting Aaron and Khalil Hassan. Please remind them that You know all about farming and understand all the challenges and difficulties. Give them courage and great love to share Your gospel with their neighbors.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Lord give them back what was taken and protect them
    Amber R - USA
  • Lord, we do ask that this apricot farm will be a living illustration of the fruitful life that comes from following You. Thank you for the opportunity to help Aaron and Khalil in a tangible way. As they guide their young trees toward growth, help them also nurture their knowledge of you and of your Word so they can be faithful witnesses.
    Brenda M - USA
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