This couple is pursuing discipleship training despite violent persecution from family for their Christian faith.
This couple is pursuing discipleship training despite violent persecution from family for their Christian faith.
Jun. 16, 2022 | Turkey

New Believers Pursue Discipleship Training Despite Family Persecution

[164] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Mustafa and Nazli.

Mustafa is a former imam who devoutly followed Islam until he grew unsettled with its teachings and became a deist. Through the Christian witness of his wife, Nazli, a recent convert herself, he began asking questions about Jesus and sought answers in the New Testament. Mustafa placed his faith in Christ, and the couple soon experienced persecution from both of their families, who vehemently opposed their newfound faith. The couple had to flee their home because of their family’s opposition and are currently staying at their church’s guesthouse before they leave for a one-year discipleship program this fall. Pray for Mustafa and Nazli as they prepare to train for ministry in their church. Pray that their faithful witness for Christ may lead their hostile family members to faith in Him.

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  • Lord, we know you will use this family for your purpose to the lost. We ask that you keep this family safe from hard provide for their needs.
    Deanna V - USA
  • Give the ability to learn more.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Mustafa, Nazli and family. We pray they be strengthened, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Merciful Father, continue to strengthen Mustafa and Nazli as they walk the narrow path of following Jesus. Provide them with fellow believers who will comfort and encourage them. May their families be brought to faith by Mustafa and Nazli's faithfulness. Please provide for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs as they glorify Your name
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, it's hard enough for a young couple to train for ministry in a place that is not hostile to you, but there are so many obstacles here! We place Mustafa and Nazli into your loving care, urging you to make your presence known to them each step of the way.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Heavenly Father please protect this family with your great power. Let no evil overcome them, strengthen their resolve and enhance their endurance. Let Mustafa be successful in his discipleship, so that he may glorify you, and bring both families to Jesus Christ.
    Wisdom H - USA
  • Dear Father , thank you for your love and mercy to bring Mustafa and Nazli . Lord please give your strength and knowledge and that they may faithful to you. Lord I pray for their family members, May their spiritual darkness be transformed into light and understand God's love and sacrifice. In Jesus name I pray Amen .
    Mahil G - India
  • Train up Mustafa and Nazli in Truth, love, mercy and faith. Use them to represent you to their families so they also can praise you! Give salvation to their entire house! Protect and keep this family with a singleness of purpose to live for You. Give wisdom and understanding in their training. Soften the hearts of all around them to receive salvation.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Our Father, continue to strengthen Mustafa and Nazli as they walk a difficult path of following Jesus. Provide them with fellow believers who will comfort and encourage them. May their families be brought to faith by Mustafa and Nazli's faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Gracious Lord God, all praise be to You for the salvation of this couple and their desire to serve You. Thank You that their church had housing for them. May they stay true to You and Your Word all their days and enter into fruitful ministry in Jesus' Holy Name. Please let their example enlighten their family members, and may they also find salvation.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Thank you God for Mustafa and Nazli, please Lord protect them, grant them favor, fight their battles and make a way for them, let not your presence depart from them as they go for the training. Please Lord let their family members too receive the love and peace of Christ . Please be with the couple and let souls be won to you through them in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord: I pray that Mustafa and Nazli continue in their training for ministry in the church despite the opposition and persecution of the family. Lead them onward in victory and through their trials, along the blessed journey of serving You and obeying Your teachings, let them know the joy of loving and praising You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    Sandra T - USA
  • Christ Jesus, protect and strengthen Mustafa and Nazli as they begin training for ministry. Fill them with your Holy Spirit and anoint them in their new ministry. Give their family members open hearts to hear the Gospel. Thank you. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • God, we thank You wholeheartedly for Mustafa coming to faith, for his wife Nazli's witness. We pray that You would prosper their family, their ministry, and their faith; let nothing shake it. Bring healing to all their hearts as their life changes. Help them as they train; guide them as they live. Bring their family members to faith as they see this.
    Kesse R - USA
  • "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
    Mark 13:13
    Oh Lord Jesus, please help Mustafa and Nazli during this persecution and if they don't have a Bible please get them one.
    Thank you, Amen.
    And protect their little child and them from further evil.
    Timothy B - USA
  • "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
    Mark 13:13
    Oh Lord Jesus, please help Mustafa and Nazli during this persecution and if they don't have a Bible please get them one.
    Thank you, Amen.
    And protect their little child and them from further evil.
    Timothy B - USA
  • Father, I pray for Mustafa and Nazli as they prepare to train for ministry in their church.I pray that their faithful witness for Christ may lead their hostile family members to faith in Him. Provide their every need and equip them to continue to serve You.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord, we praise You for Nazli and Mustafa's faith in Jesus and their desire to be trained in ministry so that many of their countrymen can come to faith. Raise up a hedge of protection around their lives physically, emotionally and spiritually and embolden them to love their hostile family members and to openly declare the truth of the gospel, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • FATHER GOD BE WITH MUSTAFA AND NAZIL. FILL THEM WITH DEEP FAITH, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR THEIR FAMILY, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO PREACH THE GOSPEL & WITNESS YOUR HOLY NAME. JESUS LOVE OF OUR HEART SHED YOUR COMPASSIONATE LOVE ON MUSTAFA'S FAMILY. GIVE THEM CLEAR MIND TO UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL TRUTHS TO TEACH IGNORANT PEOPLE ABOUT YOU TO GIVE THEM HOPE
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • In the loving words of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Mustafa and Nazli. and family. We pray for comfort, to direct their steps, for a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • OLORD-open the eyes of Mustafa & Nazli's Family to your mercy & salvation in Jesus. Purge deception & show them TRUTH. Protect them from satan & his evil plans to hurt them. Guide them in the new beginning you have prepared for them. May they be fruitful for you, spreading the Good News, in all Turkey. Provide them Loving friends as they grow in you.
    SM D - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that the goog works You have begun in Mustafa and Nazli, You will see to completion. As we with the humble spirit will see Your handiwork and be glad.
    Randal A - USA
  • Thank you Father for Mustafa and Nazli's faith and witness. Strengthen them as they prepare for ministry. I pray they would continue to grow and that many would come to know you through them. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - 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 prospe
    barry p - USA
  • Lord, please give Mustafa and his family wisdom, favor, and protection as they seek to follow and serve you under hostile treatment from family, in Jesus' name, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father please strengthen this couple in love and faith. May they not fear what people can do to them. Help them to bear much fruit through their ministry.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for revealing yourself to Mustafa and Nazli and opening their eyes to your truth. Protect their family from harm and open up the eyes of their family members to believe in you as well. Bless their study in the discipleship program and direct their path for future service.
    Margaret H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Thank You for this young couple's faith. Thank You for providing all their needs while they wait to serve You. Bless their ministry greatly. I pray for their family. Break up the fellow ground of their hearts & plant seed in good soil; that their family may be saved. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Father, guide and protect Mustafa and Nazli as they grow in their faith. May their family no longer live in darkness, but come to salvation and live in the light of Jesus. Prepare this family for ministry and guide them in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of You. May their Scripture study be lived out in their lives as living witnesses for You.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mustafa & Nazli: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Praise You for their faith! May they complete their discipleship training. May their hostile family members come to repentance & faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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