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"

[276] prayers in [17] 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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  • Faithful Father, for your love is better than life, praise you for Makda glorifying you with her lips. Praise you for sending help to them for you are their shelter and refuge. Please delight in she and her children and let their experience of your presence, love and provision uphold their steadfast faith in you, & bring many others to faith in Christ
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Father, we thank you for hearing Makda's testimony and we ask in agreement with other believers who are also praying for her to equip her with even more boldness, strength, power of the Holy Spirit, that every time she will face any difficulty, she will have the peace that Daniel experienced in the Den of Lions, you kept him safe and asleep (in peace).
    Aliya S - USA
  • Father, thank you for Madka's faith and the way you have provided for her and her children. I pray that you will continue to be with her and to give her continued strength and faith for all she continues to endure. Please work mightily in the hearts of those around her and I pray that through the testimony and the gospel many will be saved.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father thank you for Makda and her children's faith and for getting them to safety. Please let them be shining lights in testimony to You for unbelievers to see and turn and worship You and your Glorious Son. Please guide them in their faith journey and keep them close to You. Thank you for VOM workers and support for our Christian brothers and sisters
    Laurie T - USA
  • I pray for Love and Strength for Makda to Forgive her husband and those who Rejected her. May God open their eyes to His Love and may they turn to God.
    Judith A - Canada
  • Father, great is your faithfulness to your children. Help us all remain with our eyes on you. I pray for this sister and her children. Lord, strengthen them, bless them, provide all their needs as you are doing. Thank you. I pray for her husband and family, may they see their need for you and the truth. Use Makda and family to shine Jesus to those lost
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, thank you for sustaining Makda and her children. Let her faith be a witness to her family and friends who are blind to your goodness. Surround her with your Holy Spirit to protect her but also fill her so she knows the power and peace that Jesus died to give her. We praise you Lord for what you are doing...we ask for more! In Jesus' name!
    Jeanie H - USA
  • To God be the glory for the things he has done thank you father for your f faithfulness. The great provider who never fails or run out of resources Father open the blind eyes of Magda husband and let him see that it's no secret what our great God can do and do Lord bring him to salvation let the gospel light shines on him, help Makda to grow in faith
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, thank you for bringing Makda & her children into your Kingdom of Light. We ask that they will be filled with the joy of the Lord as they faithfully continue to serve you despite rejection & pressure from family to return to Islam. Grant them opportunities to share Your love & Grace with those who continue to live in bondage to Islamic extremism
    Tracey B - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Makda. We praise You that he acknowledges Your name is majestic, for his faithfulness. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We lift up our sister Makda & her children to You. Wrap them in Your wings, Lord; pour out Your Love and Peace on them. We praise You for the powerful witness You have revealed through her steadfast faith to You. May it lead many, including her husband and family, to come to know You as Lord and Savior!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • How lovely are the feet of these, Your people, whom You save and deliver. Praises all for Your glory! And we pray that their persecutors, neighbors, friends and relatives, yes even Makda's husband would find You. Save them also Lord please.
    We thank You for sustaining Makda and her children. You will continue to let them smile with confidence in You
    rian P - Philippines
  • Jesus I lift up Makda as she walks through this difficult time. Thank you for provision for her and her children. Lord continue to give her strength and courage to withstand the assaults of the enemy. May her persecutors find Jesus. in Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Thank you that Madka sees your provision in her life. Continue to build her up and use her in Ethiopia. Use her to turn others to you.
    emily g - USA
  • Merciful Father we pray for Makda and her children rejected by their father and family and neighbours. You Father are there for them and we pray that they receive all the help they need to survive and witness their love for You to the community where they have landed after their displacement. Give VOM the means to continue support In Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • In the protective name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our banner. as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness Makda and family. We ask for Your favor, Your banner, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus,
    I thank You for strengthening Makda's faith trough her trials and providing for her needs. I thank You for using her to bring glory to Your great name and I pray that her testimony will touch the lives of others, that they too might find salvation in You. Continue I pray, to strengthen her faith and grant her Your grace and mercy. Amen
    Dewayne N - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You for being a keeper in Makdas life. Continue to sustain, provide & protect her and her children. Strengthen there faith and help this family to continue to serve and love You with there whole hearts. Take away all fear and give her peace of mind. Great is Your faithfulness! In Christ we pray Amen!!!
    Deidre S - USA
  • I Praise You for makda & for her faith in you. Praise you that she has counted the cost & found you worth it.Shelter her & protect her from evil. Continue to give her boldness & allow your Holy Spirit to bear fruit through her ministry. Bless her with peace provision joy love & mercy for those who do not know yet know you. Bring salvation to her family
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank You for this dear woman and her steadfast faith in You. I pray that she and her children would continue to see Your provision and have endurance with patience and joy in the midst of these trials. May they continue to grow in their faith and live without bitterness towards those who have persecuted them, especially their husband and father.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father grant such steadfastness to Makda and her children to joy in you Lord that many will see and believe. Protect the frontline workers in Ethiopia from those who would seek to harm them.
    Lori R - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise you for Makda & her family, and pray you'll bless them with continued faith, faithfulness, safe healthy useful lives and a strong witness. May others come to you through their witness, and a chain of conversions explode. Bless Ethiopia please Lord.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father I lift up Makda and her children. Thank You for providing for them through VOM. I pray they would remain strong in their faith and courageous in sharing the gospel. I ask favor in their village. May many see their perseverance under persecution and be drawn to Jesus. Protect them, I pray. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Makda and children, we ask that they rest in You because You are strong, a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Oh Lord, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith, Thank You for healing Makda's daughter and bringing her and her children into faith in Christ. May she forever proclaim Your Goodness and stand firm in what she believes. I ask that You would soften the hearts of her husband and family. Oh that they would see Your Son our Savior. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for healing Makda's daughter and for Makda's commitment to following You despite intense persecution form her own family. Thank You for using VOM to provide for her needs. I pray for her and her children as they faithfully follow You. I also pray that her testimony of Your faithfulness will bring others to faith in Jesus.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of Makda and her children in spite of the persecution they are facing. Please help this family follow the Lord and let them be a witness to the other villagers about Jesus and his love. Let her testimony shine and bring others to Christ, especially her husband. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God, thank you for the faith of Makda and the healing of her daughter. Please let her husband see his sin and then his savior. Please protect them physically but most of all spiritually. Help their faith grow ever deeper. We ask all according to your will. Thank you, LORD. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Lord may Makda continue to experience your grace through provision and fellowship. Bring her husband and family to salvation . Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
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