Did You Know- Somalia Edition

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution

somalia

Modern day pirates. Kidnappings. Unrest. This is usually what we hear in association with the country of Somalia, but there is much more to this country. Did you know:

No one is expected to be a Christian in Somalia, so there is no organized church. Muslim converts exist as individual secret believers, and can only know a few others to make a small underground group. The largest known group is composed of five believers. For parents, it is dangerous to raise their children as Christians for fear of being discovered and executed. In September 2011, Islamic militants from al-Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu.

This is a country that is in great need of our prayers. Thank you so much for joining us in prayer this week for the nation of Somalia.