Sep 9, 2010

Praying for the Persecuted in Somalia

Somalia is one of the most brutal countries in the world, mostly run by terrorist groups.  Stories of horror are constantly emerging from this country about the persecution of Christians:

  • A Christian man in Mogadishu was accused of trying to convert a Muslim boy and executed
  • Another believer refused to betray his teacher in the faith, and his young sons were beheaded.
  • An evangelist bringing Bibles into the country was discovered and shot.
  • A Muslim background Believer was publically executed in a soccer stadium in SOMALIA. His crime was believing in Jesus rather than Mohammed. His wife, whom he married earlier this year and who is now pregnant, must live without him.
  • A 17-year-old MBB in SOMALIA is being held in captivity by her Muslim parents because she refuses to renounce her faith. During the day she is shackled to a tree, and at night she is kept in a small, dark room.
  • In SOMALIA an underground church leader who had previously escaped being kidnapped was just recently killed by Islamic militants. Now the militants say his body may not be buried, but must be left to the dogs.
Persecution is REAL!  Please pray for these brave souls who refused to denounce their faith in Christ.  May we all be this courageous in our faith!!

Source:  http://www.smyrnaministries.org/somalia

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

These things seem unthinkable to us. The stories are sobering. The lives we live are so insulated. Thank you, Cherie, for speaking up and reminding us to pray for our brothers and sisters in Somalia and other closed countries.

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

Cherie, I so appreciate you sharing this information - though it is heartbreaking to read, we must not fail to pray for those brothers & sisters around the world who face persecution and even martyrdom for the name of Christ.

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