Makda's husband kicked her out of her home for her Christian faith.
Makda's husband kicked her out of her home for her Christian faith.
Jan. 13, 2022 | Ethiopia

"God Intervened and Rescued Me"

[235] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Makda.

After visits to traditional healers and prayers from local sheikhs failed to heal her daughter from a mental illness, Makda decided to take her daughter to a Christian church for prayer. As the Christian leaders ministered to the girl and prayed for her, she gradually experienced full healing from her illness. Because of her daughter’s miraculous healing, Makda placed her faith in Jesus Christ. When her husband learned about her newfound faith, he warned her to stop going to church. After she refused, he assaulted and repeatedly beat her. He then took her before the elders of the community, who commanded her to obey her husband and stop attending church. But Makda remained firm in her commitment to Christ. Her husband then kicked her and their children out of the home for refusing to abandon their Christian faith. She sought help from her relatives, but they too rejected her. Through the support Makda has received from VOM, she has been able to give glory to God and provide a witness for Him to the community who rejected her. “People were waiting for me to return to Islam when I could no longer bear the trials. But God intervened and rescued me and my children,” Makda said. “God honored me in the eyes of those who despised me and discriminated against me.” Pray for her and her children as they faithfully follow the Lord. Pray that her testimony of God’s faithfulness will bring others to faith in Christ.

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  • Father, we marvel at the strong faith of these dear ones who come into your Kingdom in response to a healing! It would be so easy to conclude something else happened and to return to physical safety, but you bring the conviction that You are the only true way to life! Please sustain Makda's faith and provide for every one of her needs.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord, we ask You to continue to honor Makda for her faithfulness to You. May all around her be astounded by Your provision and protection of her, and may many's hearts be softened and changed to see You at work. Bless and protect Makda and her children and bring repentance to her husband's heart for trying to pull her away from the true God.
    Louisa C - USA
  • Father God we pray for this dear sister and family to stay faithful and may VOM continue in their support as we as a body of believers do the same, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for honoring Makda in the eyes of those who reviled her and I thank you that Makda has honored you through her faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Thank you for providing for her needs. Please help her to have joy in the Lord and hope in the midst of these struggles. Help her message to go out to many and bring glory to you.
    Julia F - USA
  • May Jesus be praised in Ethiopia! Thank you for saving Makda & her daughter from oppression. Let the news of your love & forgiveness spread thru this family, village & peoples. May your power over evil & darkness prevail, in Jesus Name. Break down all resistance to You. May lies be brought down, & your truth prevail. Provide for your saints, dear LORD.
    SM D - USA
  • Father we lift up Makda and her children before You. You have promised to be a Father to the fatherless. We ask that Makda and her children will feel Your arms of love and grace surrounding them each and every day. We pray that their family will see her tremendous testimony and come to know You as their Savior. Bring healing in their lives.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Thank you Lord for bringing your grace, light and truth to bear in Makda's heart and life. May she continue in that grace & truth which abounds in her thru your Holy Spirit indwelling. Help her bear her trials with your grace and strength and continue to be salt and light in her village so that many others come to Christ too.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • 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 Makda and family. 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
  • Dear Jesus, thank you so much for Makda and her children. I praise you for the healing of her daughter and her faith in placed in You! I pray that you would help her to continue to feel your presence with her during these trials and that she would be a bold witness for you Lord. I pray her husband and other family members come to a saving faith.
    Katherine S - USA
  • Father God, I praise you that Makda has been able to give you glory and provide a witness for you to the community who rejected her. Thank you for strengthening her to bear the trials. Praise to You for honoring her in the eyes of those who despised her and discriminated against her. May her testimony lead others to Christ.
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Makda & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Makda's life inspire others to come to Christ. Bring her husband & other relatives to repentance & to reconcile with her & her family. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for miraculously healing Makda's daughter! Thank You also for providing for her and her children through VOM! You have vindicated this righteous woman, because she has trusted in You! Strengthen her and her children as they faithfully follow Your Son. Use her testimony to bring others to Christ, including her husband. InJesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift up my sister Makda & her children, please be with them, encourage them, continue to provide for them, & use them to be lights in this dark world. Please appear to their relatives in dreams & visions opening their eyes to you Lord. Please continue to use VOM to protect & provide for Makda and her children. TY for their faith Jesus AMEN
    Niccole E - USA
  • Praise God that Jesus is the bridegroom of the church and therefore a husband for Makda. May her Muslim husband come to know Jesus as his savior. May her children grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and serve Him. In Jesus' name. AMEN
    Lynne J - USA
  • Glory be to you O God for the faith of Makda standing even when so deeply opposed. Praise and thanks for your provisions to assist her with necessities of life. may she and her children be strengthened, grow in love and continue to share Jesus boldly. God change and work in hearts opposing them. Because of you Jesus, sincere thanks! Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for the blessings you have given to Makda. Please continue to provide for her and her children. Through her faith in you, bring a change of heart to her persecutors. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Father, I praise you for this testimony of Christ Jesus in sister Makda, and I thank you for providing for her in her trials. Strengthen her faith and keep her and her children in the love of God, also bringing those who reject Jesus, and her, to salvation through the gospel. God you are truly great and awesome!
    Sean H - USA
  • Father, I pray that you bless Makda who is such a powerful testimony. Thank you for the passion you gave her to be yours. Let her continue to run after you and be a witness to those around her so that more may come to know and love you. I pray that all the glory go to you and you alone. Let your people see you and be lights in this world. Amen.
    Jean P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you that Makda has been a courageous witness to You in her community. Continue to encourage and provide for her. Bless and provide for the Christian community that is assisting her. Bring many to know You because of her testimony. Guard her children.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Gracious Heavenly Father, Makda has chosen the one thing needful, and you have blessed her for that. Please continue to shower her with every physical and spiritual blessing. Lead her to a faith community where she will be supported and able to grow in wisdom and stature snd love of the lord together with her children. In Jesus, the one thing Needful.
    Daniel H - USA
  • Father, thankyou for the healing. So often You do that to bring people to You. I ask You to strengthen Makda and use her in amazing ways to impact the lives of her family and others around her. I thank You for rescuing her and her children. In Jesus's name, amen.
    Teresa V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Your awesome display of deliverance for Makda and her children. Grow her faith as she gives You glory for circumstances. May Your Spirit search the hearts of her persecutors and may they not rest until they too surrender to Christ as Savior. May Makda's whole community be transformed by her witness and testimony. Amen
    David O - USA
  • "Father in heaven, You are the faithful One. You are glorified in this healing. Nothing is beyond You. Protect Makda and her children. She has honored Christ by clinging to Him though it cost her dearly. Shine grace and peace upon her and her family. Save her husband and bring them together as a family in Christ. In Jesus' name. The name You love. Amen
    john p - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your Promise that we are not left behind, nor forsaken, and the Wonderful Jesus Christ is our Great Physician speaks loudly in the life of Makda and her children in Ethiopia. Lifting her and her children up to you to keep her in Your strength and in Your fortress. Prayers to them to remain in step with the Holy Spirit even in calamity.
    Jonathan B - Canada
  • God, You are holy and deserve highest honor, which Makda has done at great cost. May her family repent and seek You as their only hope, worthy of praise, glory and thanks. May Makda's children believe in You, and may this entire family reunite as Believers in You, the One True God. Grant her strength, perseverance, increased faith, food, and shelter.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank You for Makda's decision to follow Christ despite the persecution she and her children have faced from her husband and family members. I pray that she and her children would grow in their faith and be strong witnesses of God's faithfulness so that others will be saved. In Jesus' Name, Amen
    Dara W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, By the Spirit of the God Who lives, You have given Makda strength in great measure, and faith that testifies to Your Own faithfulness to those who seek and follow You. May Makda and her children continue steadfast and immovable""and even more so""living in the life that is You. Teach, love, and guide them, Lord. Now and forever. Amen.
    E P - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Makda and her children. I pray that You will strengthen their faith. I ask that You will allow them to be bold and to be a light to everyone around them. I pray that they will not be shaken. Lord, I also ask that You will bless them and take care of their needs. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Abba, Adonai we give PRAISE to You for divine deliverance and healing of Makda's precious daughter, YOU are the GREAT I AM and nothing is too difficult for You. Thank You for our dear sister Makda and daughter and their faith in You. I pray You will continue to strenghten them spiritually and bless them for their faithfulness In Yeshua's Name I pray.
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that You have given Makda the faith and trust to forsake family and friends to follow You. What an incredible testimony and You will not leave her hanging. You have plans for her to help her and not harm her. Plans to give her hope and a future. Thank You that You will meet all of her and her children's needs. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
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