Pray for the Persecuted Church

Pray for the Persecuted Church


Eight Somalis lose everything for Jesus

Since January 19, members of Al-Shabaab, an Islamic Somali extremist group, have confiscated five farms from Muslims who converted to Christianity.

Three other farms were confiscated from Muslims who merely showed an interest in Christ. They had attended Bible studies in the cities of Afgoye and Baidawa.

The eight landowners have fled their homes and remain in hiding.

There are also unconfirmed reports of additional Christian farm seizures in Dinsor and Burhakaba districts. The confiscated lands were given to businesspersons who regularly donate to Al-Shabaab.

The Islamic group has vowed to cleanse Somalia of any Christians.

Since January 2009, Al-Shabaab militants have killed 23 Christians, most of whom were church leaders. Militants have also desecrated three Christian cemeteries in Mogadishu and destroyed a Christian library in the Luuq district. Despite intense persecution from Muslim radicals, the Somali Church has demonstrated remarkable growth.

The support group Voice of the Martyrs asks that Christians pray that the Lord will provide for these precious Somalis who have lost their land.

“May His provision be evidence of the Lord’s goodness and mercy to those who have yet to put their hope in Christ,” said a Voice of the Martyrs spokesman. ”Pray the Lord will bring about significant change in the culture and attitudes in the leaders of this nation. Pray His Church will continue to grow in spite of the opposition.”



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Michael Shih

posted January 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm


2002,I left Biocarta to work at ITRI Research Institute at Taiwan,
Early Oct My mother pass away at San Diego, End of Oct,
I participated running exercise at ITRI, I fall down, I saw my
mother, She told me ” It is not the time for you to come here,
go back!” I also saw my brother in law, two uncles, and
grandma! Few days later, I was moved to major hospital at Taipei!
One night, I waked up, and knell down against the window,
my wife ask me “What you doing?” I told her ,I saw Jesus



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oda boru

posted November 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm


You have chosen an avenue to know GOD-the ALMIGHTY of the many available and possible paths to be close to GOD. You have done nothing wrong. I am sorry and deply appalled by the brutal acts committed against fellow believers by the barbaric and savage claimats of Islam who themselves defy the Holy Quran by commiting such an evil act against Christians or any other faith. GOD will judge killers who take the lives iof fellow human beings for chosing their avenue faith. The Somalis for Jesus are just godly people who GOD showed them to good to themselves and fellow Somalis; old, young, females, males, poor, rich, able, disabled. SFJ do not deserve death but PRAISE.



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Dan Kress

posted August 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm


The persecuted church will ALWAYS flourish!! In our weakness, He becomes so strong (Petra song – More Power To Ya)



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