Yacouba's Muslim village wants nothing to do with him or his large family since becoming Christians.
Yacouba's Muslim village wants nothing to do with him or his large family since becoming Christians.
Aug. 11, 2022 | Niger

Christian Farmer Rejected by Village

[247] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Yacouba.

Yacouba is a former Muslim, married with seventeen children plus one grandchild. Yacouba lives in a Muslim village, but two of his daughters became followers of Christ and married Christian men. Through their witness, Yacouba trusted Christ, and his entire family became Christians. Because of their faith, neighbors refuse to attend his family’s weddings and baby-naming events, and they have stopped hiring Yacouba to work their land. The village leader even told Yacouba that he doesn’t care if they die: “If any one of your family dies, no one will come and help you bury the dead, even if the dead rot in your house.” Yacouba responded, “The problem is not dying and rotting, but where does your soul go? That is the most important thing. I know where my soul will go.” Pray Yacouba and his family remain faithful witnesses to their village.

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  • Dear family in Christ, in the name of Jesus I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you and your family. The same God who changed Saul's heart to Paul can still do anything today. Stand strong. Stay bold in your faith. The coming of Jesus to take us all home is getting close. Great is your reward in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, Blessed are those who suffer for your name. How hard it must be for Yacouba and his family to be shunned by their village. Still they stand for you. Bless them! Their faith blesses me. May their faith open the eyes of the villagers to see you. May the whole village become followers of you through this. Please provide work for Yacouba.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, thank You for Yacouba's strong faith in You and his refusal to return to Islam. We ask Your intervention in this situation so that Yacouba's neighbors would desire to know the Jesus he worships--and his family. Please send Your Spirit to work in their hearts that they might question him about his faith and what led him to You. Bless, protect
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, in this life you have your servant live, you can prove faithful to not let Mr. Yacouba's children lack bread and other needs.

    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19,NIV-2011.

    You are being counted on to be faithful to this your son and his children. Thank you.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Praise God keep strong in the lord .fir your soul will be with god . Pray for deliverance an free this man from persecutors and harm from evil and deliver him from being forced to sin in any manor . Help them save them amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, Yacouba and his family are deeply loved by you and accepted by You through the sacrifice of Jesus. Thank you that they have such great hope in Jesus that they can endure rejection. May they fully trust Jesus in all things and let Him live through them as a light to their neighbors. Please provide for their needs and protect them. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Thank You for Yacouba and his family who are faithfully following You. I pray that they would be an encouragement to one another and that their witness would lead many in their village to Your gospel. May they see Your physical protection and provision and have love for the villagers that surpasses human understanding.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the beautiful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovan Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and forgiveness given by Yacouba. We ask for healing, that he know You are beautiful, You are present, hedge of protection, and angels to surround and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you that Yacouba and his family know where their souls will go. May their witness powerfully convict those around them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Yacouba. We praise You that he is in Your hands. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to him Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank You for Yacouba's boldness and direct response to the village leader. We pray that Yacouba's words will continue to resonate in the village leader's heart and mind and bring him to a place of repentance and saving faith in our Lord Jesus. You are not a willing that any should perish, including this village leader, so we pray for his soul.
    Patrick V - USA
  • It is so encouraging to see our brother stand up for his faith. We can learn so much from him. We don't face the same temptations he has to deal with. But by God's grace we can stand with him and his large family. God bless his family and protect and provide for them in Jesus name
    Lynda M - USA
  • I'm praying for you n your family's safety n security. That the Lord bless you despite the evil around you.
    Jeff from Farmington Maine USA
    Jeffrey J - USA
  • Father, bless this faithful family and their witness to others, even when they are being rejected. Provide for their every need and remind them their reward in heaven is great! I pray that many in their village will come to faith because of their witness of You! In the name of Jesus, amen.
    Laurie W - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Yacouba. We ask that his satisfaction be in Christ, a hedge of protection, and angels directly form heaven to surround and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father I praise You for the witness of Yacouba and I pray for work for him to care for his family. I praise You for his daughters bold choice and faithfulness in marriage. I pray Lord for You to reveal Yourself to his village and for Your name to be glorified among them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, please encourage the hearts of Yacouba and his family today. May they know your peace and provision and be kept close to you. Remind them of the many blessings they have in Christ, even when others mistreat them. Help them to grow strong in their faith and be a light to neighbors in their village. Give them hope and peace and joy we pray.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. Thank you for saving Yacouba and his family. They are blessed by you. Now I pray you protect them as they become faithful witnesses for you. I pray Your will be done in their lives and in the village more will become believers and a blessing to others. Please supply this family all their needs in Jesus name. Amen.
    John S - USA
  • Lord, give Yacouba love for his Muslim neighbors & those who have rejected him. Empower him to share your love & gospel with them & give them open hearts. Provide for Yacouba &his family in ways that show you are the one and only all-powerful, holy God. I pray against discouragement on Yacouba's behalf and may you continue to fill him with joy & peace.
    Beatrice W - USA
  • Dear brother Yacouba, I pray for God's blessings on you and your family. May you each seek him and his will for your lives each day and grow in faith and joy. God will bless you and provide for your needs. Amen.
    Ginger B - USA
  • Lord give strength to Yacouba and his family. Let Your light continue to shine through them and they see many people come to You because of their boldness and faithfulness. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Yacouba"s incredible faith. I pray for wisdom and provision as he experiences this hostility because of his faith. Let them see the love of Christ in him and his family. I let them want to know Jesus because of it. In Jesus amen.
    Bob G - USA
  • Our Father, bless Yacouba and his family. Thank You for placing us in Your family, where we are known and loved despite what others do to us here on earth. Thank You that we will all celebrate together in Your kingdom forever. Let those who reject You now see Yacouba's faithfulness to You and desire a relationship with You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • ln the joy of the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Yacouba. We ask for overflowing joy, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to encamp and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You that Yocouba has found his faith in You and his family as well. We praise You for the witness he and his family have in their community, even though his neighbors do not understand his faith in Christ and seek to make him serve allah again. We declare he is faithful to You and continues to serve You, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Almighty God, praise be to you for saving this family! Thank you for your grace to help them keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. Strengthen their faith even when obstacles come and may the community recognize the joy the family experiences in living for Jesus. Bring glory to Jesus as only you can! In His mighty name we pray Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Almighty God I pray for Yacouba in Niger that let his neighbors see you through his love and faith in you. Let his conduct win more souls into the kingdom of God.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Praise God for the faith of Yacouba & his family. Provide for their needs in a miraculous way, that others may believe on the name of Jesus. Open the hearts of their Muslim neighbors to Redemption thru Christ. May their hearts be turned to the TRUTH, & doubts enlarged. Give them visions & dreams to affirm your love. BLESS Yacouba greatly for Jesus sake
    SM D - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for the faith of Yacouba and his family. Praise God that they have saving faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that you will soften the hearts of their village neighbors and that they will receive the good news of the gospel message. I pray that they will trust in Jesus alone for salvation. Please help the gospel to be heard in Niger.
    Julia F - USA
  • How awesome it is to read of Yacouba's faith!! How encouraging!!! Lord, You watch over and take of Yacouba and his family. Lord, may the head of the village see Your grace and mercy and faithfulness and may he place his trust in Jesus along with many others from the village!
    scott L - USA
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