Somalia (MNN) — At the end of July, Open Doors USA
reported a surge of persecution against believers in Somalia. A report from
Words of Hope shares the same tone.
"Muslim fanatics recently brutally executed
Somali believers from several places," shared a Somali language partner in
the Words of Hope prayer alert. "Please pray for peace and security in
Somalia and for God's comfort, strengthening and protection of His little flock
there, including recently orphaned children."
The primary religion of Somalia is Islam, with most
Somali adhering to the Sunni Muslim faith. Christians comprise a mere 0.05
percent of the population, and evangelism is discouraged. Only a handful of
believers remain in Somalia and need your prayers for perseverance.
"Pray that He would bless the Somali Gospel
radio messages, and like Saul of Tarsus, He would change the stone-hearted into
servants of Christ," requested the language partner.
According to the BBC, free countries have hesitated
to get involved after seeing the harvest Ethiopia reaped for its 2006
intervention. In that year, Ethiopa intervened to prevent the spread of
fundamentalist Islam in Africa, and it has since suffered daily attacks. More
than a million people are internally displaced, and thousands have fled the
Please pray also for these believers to have courage
to share the Gospel, despite fierce persecution and the threat of execution.
Pray that Words of Hope Gospel radio broadcasts would soften hard hearts and
transform lives in Somalia.
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