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Pray urgently for 11-year-old Steven after a violent attack

Some readers may find the content of this post distressing.

Last month, Steven, an 11-year-old in our programme from Esmeraldas, Ecuador, was attacked by a group of teenage boys. He was captured, bound, covered in petrol and set on fire. Steven was on his way home from church. 

In shock, Steven ran to a nearby river and was able to put out the fire. He was taken to a number of hospitals but none were equipped to deal with the severity of his burns, which covered 65 percent of his body. 

Currently Steven is in a critical condition. Many of his organs are failing and he's on dialysis. Steven is experiencing sepsis and septic shock. On 23 June, Steven was transferred to the United States to a hospital with a burn unit that can provide state-of-the-art care. It is estimated that he will need at least seven years of care, including skin grafts, surgeries and dialysis.

Steven's sister has shared the following message: “Pray for Steven,” she says, “so the function of his organs can come back to normal. We are thankful to God and have faith in Him because He is taking care of my brother. Sometimes doctors come and say ‘Steven has only a few hours of life.’ But my brother is still alive. God is with us.”

pray for Steven

Join us in praying for Steven in the aftermath of this terrible attack:

  • Pray for a miraculous breakthrough in Steven's medical condition. 
  • Pray for Steven, his friends and his family as they deal with this tragic situation.
  • Ask for wisdom for the medical personnel as they treat Steven.
  • Pray for those who caused Steven’s injuries.

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