July 15-18, 2024

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3 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Start & End Time

We start on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 8:00 PM and end on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 8:00 PM EST. We will gather on Thursday at 8:00 PM EST to break the fast together, surrounding the beloved Sephes family with prayer and love.

Countdown to the Fast Starting

Note: After the fast starts, we will countdown the 72-hours.

Breaking Fast Gathering

Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 8 pm EST

Join Us in a 72-Hour Fast for Healing

Your spiritual family, the Assembly of Yahuah, invites you to join in a 72-hour time of fasting to intercede for Zacchaeus, a young warrior who has had some health challenges the past few years. Praise YAH, he currently experiencing little to no pain, and his tumors are showing signs of shrinking. Our collective faith and prayer can petition Yah for his complete healing.

We will gather on Thursday, July 18 at 8 PM to encourage the family and break our fast together with prayer. As we come together in this fast, let us unite in our prayers and support for Zacchaeus and his family.


How to Participate

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About Zacchaeus' Journey

Initial Diagnosis

June 2021

•  Diagnosed at age 2 and a half with stage 5 bilateral Wilms tumor.
•  Underwent chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, radiation, feeding tubes, and hospitalizations.

Initial Diagnosis

Clear Scans

May 2022

Completed treatment; scans were all clear.

Clear Scans

Lung Recurrence

March 2023

•  A new nodule was found in his right lung.
•  First surgery to remove the nodule was unsuccessful.
•  Second surgery removed the nodule, confirmed as Wilms tumor.
•  This recurrence was considered high-risk due to previous treatments.

Lung Recurrence

Additional Lung Nodules

September 2023

•  Three additional right lung nodules were detected.
•  Began radiation and chemotherapy.

Additional Lung Nodules

Clear Scans Again

April 2024

Completed treatment; scans were all clear.

Clear Scans Again

Brain and Abdomen Recurrence

June 2, 2024

•  Scans showed tumor recurrence in the brain and abdomen, causing headaches and abdominal pain.

Brain and Abdomen Recurrence

Intensive Pain and Seizures

June 2024

•  Began experiencing intensive pain and tumor-related seizures daily.
•  Chemotherapy was no longer an option; surgery was not advisable due to multiple medical factors.
•  Hospice care was recommended at several palliative care meetings.

Intensive Pain and Seizures

Palliative Radiation

June 21, 2024

•  Completed palliative radiation therapy targeting the brain and abdomen.

Palliative Radiation

Significant Progress

July 11, 2024

•  Experiencing little to no pain, starting to walk again with assistance. 
•  Signs that both tumors have decreased in size, along with other significant improvements.
• Next scans are scheduled for August 8, 2024.
•  Family is interceding along with friends, family, and us for a complete healing

Significant Progress

Prayer Points

Here are some specific things to pray for during the fast:

  • Healing

    Pray for the complete healing of Zacchaeus, that his tumors will continue to shrink and disappear, and that the upcoming scans on August 8, 2024, will show clean results.

  • Pain Relief

    Pray for Zacchaeus to remain pain-free and comfortable.

  • Strength and Resilience

    Pray for Zacchaeus to gain strength and resilience as he continues to fight.

  • Medical Team Wisdom

    Pray for wisdom and guidance for the doctors and medical team treating Zacchaeus.

  • Immediate Family Support

    Pray for strength, comfort, and true Shalom for Zacchaeus' family as they trust Yah during this tender & challenging time.

  • Spiritual Encouragement

    Pray for the Sephes family to feel the love and support of us, their spiritual community and to remain strong in their faith.

  • Yahuah's Will

    Pray according to the sovereignty of Yahuah Almighty's will, trusting in His perfect plan and purpose for Zacchaeus and his family.


If you're new to fasting or want to deepen your understanding, the below video gives a detailed view on this topic. Discover the biblical foundation of fasting and how it can transform your spiritual life. (Press play to view.)

Frequent Asked Questions

Below are some general questions and answers that we hope will be helpful. For those with special medical conditions or health concerns, please consult your doctor before attempting any liquid or food fast.

Key Scriptures on Fasting

Matthew 18:15-17

Matthew 18:15-17

16 When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Acts 27:33-37

Acts 27:33-37

And when the day was about to dawn, Sha’ul urged them all to take food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day you have continued without food, and eaten none at all. So I urge you to take food, for this concerns your safety, since not a hair shall fall from the head of any of you.” And having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to Elohim in the presence of them all. And when he had broken it he began to eat. And they were all encouraged, and also took food themselves. And all of us were two hundred and seventy-six beings in the ship."

Matthew 9:14-15

Matthew 9:14-15

14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”

15 Yahusha answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.”

Nehemiah 9:1-3

Nehemiah 9:1-3

"And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Yisra’ĕl were assembled with fasting, and in sackcloth, and with earth on them. And the descendants of Yisra’ĕl separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the crookednesses of their fathers. And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Torah of Yahuah their Elohim a fourth part of the day, and a fourth part they were confessing and worshipping Yahuah their Elohim."

Daniel 10:2-3

Daniel 10:2-3

"In those days I, Dani’ĕl, was mourning three weeks of days. I ate no pleasant food, and no meat or wine came into my mouth, and I did not anoint myself at all, till the completion of three weeks of days."

Luke 18:9-14

Luke 18:9-14

And He also spoke this parable to some who relied on themselves that they were righteous, and looking down on others: 'Two men went up to the Set-apart Place to pray – the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and began to pray with himself this way, "Elohim, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men – swindlers, unrighteous, adulterers – or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I possess." But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even raise his eyes to the heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, "Elohim, show favor unto me, a sinner!" I say to you, this man went down to his house declared right rather than the other. For everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'

Are you joining the fast?

If yes, please fill out this very short form. Once you click the SUBMIT button, your name will appear on the Fasting Participants list below! You also have the option to leave an encouraging message for the family or give a financial gift if you feel led to do so.


List of Fasting Participants

The individuals listed below have pledged their intention to participate in the fast.

Total Participants: 36

Brittany Holman will fast!

Greenbelt, Maryland

"So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did... (Expand)

Lydia Zembower will fast!

Edwards, Missouri

Donated: $50

Yevarech'cha 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 V'yishmerecha Ya'ear 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Panav Eleycha Viyechuneka. Yissah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Panav Eleychha Veyasem Lecha Shalom 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 bless you & keep... (Expand)

Brenda W Brown will fast!

Archer, Florida

Luqas (aka Luke) 18:27, "And He [Yahusha] said, 'What is impossible with men is possible with Aluah' "

Benjamin Gahr will fast!

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

May Yah strengthen us as an assembly through this fast. May ABBA touch our dear Cephas family. May Yahuah bring... (Expand)

Essie Dodson will fast!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donated: $50

Dolores McMillon will fast!

Norfolk, Virginia

Barrientos Family will fast!

Morriston, Florida

Exodus 15:2 KJV The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God,... (Expand)

BritYah will fast!

‬ ‭“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy... (Expand)

Naomi Knight will fast!

Dunn, North Carolina

AlexandriYah will fast!

Smyrna, Georgia

Daniel 9:3 So I set my face toward יהוה the Elohim to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and... (Expand)

Adelson Silva will fast!

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Mat. 17:21 Some

Ena Mcbryde-Silva will fast!

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore being compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and... (Expand)

Shamon will fast!

East Orange, New Jersey

Donated: $25

Rod Wilson will fast!

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Donated: $50

Dominique will fast!

Katy, Texas

Jamie will fast!

PA, Pennsylvania

Sometimes the Most High uses afflictions to heal and bring glory to his Name. Sometimes he uses affliction to correct... (Expand)

Latanya will fast!

Casmalia, California

Donated: $100

Brother and sister Kim and Matt my prayers are with you for Zaccheus. That you remain strong during this time... (Expand)

Victor M Ramirez Jr will fast!

Spring Hill, Florida

Donated: $71

"He sent His word & healed them & delivered them from their destructions" ~ Psalm 107:20. By faith I see... (Expand)

Cindya Ramirez will fast!

Spring Hill, Florida

Jeremiah 33:6: “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them... (Expand)

Cindya Ramirez will fast!

Spring Hill, Florida

Ps 103:2-5 Praise Yah, my soul a forget not all His benefits who forgives all your sins and heals all... (Expand)

Carmen Ferguson will fast!

Suisun City, California

“But those who trust in Yahuah will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will... (Expand)

Michael and Deanna Amato will fast!

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Keep y’all’s eyes up cause YAH’s gonna move! Love y’all, praying for y’all. (Expand)

Lisa Montgomery will fast!

El Paso, Texas

Kimm free will fast!

Birmingham, Alabama

Anita Turner will fast!

West point, Georgia

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am Yahuah, the Elohai of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? So Sephes... (Expand)

Debra Carrick will fast!


Donated: $25

Aruelafal Atambi will fast!

United kingdom, Armed Forces Europe

Jessica Ross will fast!

Northeast, Ohio

Donated: $50

Just know your family is in every prayer I lift to The Most High. Just know I am always here... (Expand)

Deanna Amato will fast!

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Donated: $50

Praying steadfast for Zacchaeus healing and for your whole family (for all the needs in this season) Ezra 8:23 So... (Expand)

Chudney Williams will fast!

Colonie, New York

Donated: $50

Total Donated: $651.00


Several women in our assembly have created a photo book filled with encouraging messages for Brother Matthew, Kim, and their family. This book will be mailed to their home in a hardcopy format for them to treasure forever.
Although their family has already seen the virtual version of the book, it's not too late to add your message! Men and children are welcome to contribute as well. To submit your message, please click here before the fast ends on Thursday, July 18th at 8 PM EST. After that date, we will stop accepting messages & mail out the book to them.
To view what the book currently looks like, click here or the button below, or click directly on the image of the book's cover. You will see many pictures of "Zah," whom we are lifting up in prayer during this time 🙏🏽💗


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