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A young man was beaten, held captive and later disinherited after becoming interested in Christianity.

Ahmed was 16 when he found a scrap of paper on his bus seat that said, “The Lord Jesus has chosen you for Him.” This piqued his curiosity and set him on a journey of seeking Jesus.

When his family found Christian books in his room, they beat him and brought in an imam to try to change his mind. Later, they decided to send him to Saudi Arabia, where his father owned a factory. There he was imprisoned in a small room for seven years before his family allowed him to return to Egypt and then married him to a cousin.

In Egypt, Ahmed was able to access Christian media on the internet, and his faith grew. However, his family cut him off and removed his inheritance rights to his father’s business fortune.

Last year, Ahmed started a small restaurant business to support himself, but when the neighbours found out he was a Christian, they burned it down.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Uphold Ahmed, pray he will continue to look to the author and perfecter of his faith. Pray he will grow in love for God and faithfulness to Him, even in times of trial.
  • Join with Ahmed in praying for his family, that they too may recognise Jesus as their God and be brought to repentance.
  • Pray for Ahmed and others who suffer at the hands of family members, that they will receive much love and care from their brothers and sisters in Christ.

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