Son of Martyr
When believers are martyred for their faith, members of their families suffer the emotional pain and also the economic loss of losing part of the family’s income. This was the case with David (name changed for security reasons) and his family. David’s father was killed by radical Muslims in the city of Kaduna in 2000.
“My dad was killed because he was a believer and a devoted member in the church. We lost our hopes when he was killed. He was the breadwinner of our family,” said David, recalling the emotional rollercoaster of losing a parent. “We started to wonder: how are we going to survive? Who will provide to our basic needs? Our mother was also asking the same questions. She was left by herself to care for our needs.”
In the midst of her loss, David’s mother chose to wipe her tears, and carry on for her children. She did odd jobs to bring in extra cash, and even sold property to pay for college. Knowing that their mother was sacrificing for their education, David and his siblings study diligently, honoring both of their parents, as well as their future. David was accepted into a university, and his aspires to be a leader that brings about change in his home country.
Please keep David and his family in your prayers, as they press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14