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3 remarkable answered prayers to encourage you today

Doctors didn’t expect 11-year-old Steven to live. He’d been captured, bound and set alight by a gang.


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Be inspired. God does answer our prayers, in the most unexpected, incredible and exciting ways. You’ve been praying faithfully over the last year for God to intervene to help some of the most vulnerable children we support. Here are three extraordinary stories. Let them encourage you to pray again in faith today.

Saved from the flames

Doctors didn’t expect 11-year-old Steven to live. He’d been captured, bound and set alight by a gang of teenage boys on his way home from church in Ecuador. He ran to the river to douse the flames, but burns covered 65 percent of his body.

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“Pray for Steven,” requested his sister, “so the function of his organs can come back to normal. Sometimes doctors come and say ‘Steven has only a few hours of life.’ But my brother is still alive. God is with us.”

Over the next few months, you did pray for Steven. He amazed doctors as he learnt to sit up, eat and even walk considerable distances. Now he has been discharged from hospital.

Steven from Ecuador

‘We are thankful to God and have faith in Him because He is taking care of my brother,’ says his sister.

Strengthened heart

Daniela’s mum knew her four-year-old daughter needed open heart surgery. But as any parent might, she felt afraid. So afraid, she missed crucial appointments with the surgeons.

You prayed for peace, calm and comfort for Daniela’s mum. As the months passed, she grew more confident. God’s presence reassured her.

On 23 August, Daniela had a successful and life-changing operation in El Salvador. She was discharged to recover at her grandma’s house. Now prayers continue that she’ll recover well, and get back to the serious business of being a little girl!

New home

Hawa, 9, remembers going to bed hungry. When her family moved to north Tanzania, her father, Hussein, couldn’t find work as a mechanic. So he took long shifts in the local quarry, breaking stones – but it wasn’t enough to put food on the table.

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In a tiny rented room, the strain became too much and arguments often broke out.

The family cried to God for help and was amazed at the response.

Hawa enrolled in the local Compassion project, and started going to school regularly. Her sponsor gave money for a plot of land, and her father was able to build the family their own home.

new house in Tanzania

 

The whole family gives thanks for God’s provision through Hawa’s Compassion project and sponsor. They give God the glory .

Keep on praying

We’re so grateful to you for praying faithfully and continuously for the most vulnerable children we work alongside. It’s incredible what God is doing through your prayers. If you’d like the very latest updates to guide your prayers, sign up to our fortnightly prayer emails.

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WORDS : Compassion UK

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