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Published on August 14th, 2015
The following story is from Stef, the children’s publication of SDOK, VOM’s sister mission in the Netherlands.
One day while Benedicte was in her classroom in Nigeria, the school was attacked by Muslim fighters. She ran out of the school, climbed over a fence, and fled into the woods — until she was discovered. Muslim fighters found her and asked, “Are you a Christian?”
At first Benedicte was very scared and didn’t dare to say anything. But then she said very clearly, “Yes, I am a Christian.”
Maybe the fighters were planning to harm or kidnap Benedicte. But then they heard soldiers who were coming to chase them away. The Muslims fled, and Benedicte ran away to a safer area! Praise God for His protection!
[Source: Stef; edited and translated from the original]
Published on August 13th, 2015
Recently a worker from The Voice of the Martyrs met with two girls in Uganda whose family is persecuted for their faith. The girls’ father left Islam, the religion of Muslims, and became a Christian. Their mother continued to be a Muslim. She was forced to leave her husband and was given to a Muslim man.
The mother wanted to keep her daughters with her. But they did not want to be Muslims, so they went with their father. They love their mother and they often miss her. But they can’t visit her. Muslims close to her have threatened to harm the girls and their father. The girls are living in a safe place now.
“They are happy to be in school, and they want to be teachers in the future,” said the VOM worker who visited them. “They are young, but they seem to understand what it means to be hated because of coming to Christ.”
Ask God to comfort these Christian girls when they are lonely and miss their mother.
Published on August 12th, 2015
Previous posts (Pastor Attacked in Uganda, Family Still Separated, and Update on Pastor from Uganda) told the story of Pastor Umar form Uganda, who was attacked on his way to church in 2011. He is still healing from the attack. The photo in this post shows Pastor Umar with five of his children.
“Until I was attacked, many pastors never believed that persecution was serious,” said Pastor Umar. “Now they know it exists.”
Pastor Umar had to leave his country to get treatment for his injuries. One of his daughters said, “When my dad was attacked, I thought he was not coming back home. Life became very hard, and I was very scared. We cried a lot, especially when we couldn’t see him for a whole year. We are glad that God healed him and brought him back to us.”
Pastor Umar has bodyguards to protect him and his family. “Please pray even for the security I have, because it is God who protects,” said Pastor Umar. “Only He can work through these men to protect us.”
Pastor Umar continues to share his testimony with others.
Published on August 11th, 2015
Pastor Morris, a Christian leader in Sudan, told workers from The Voice of the Martyrs what happened after 20 pastors were kidnapped by soldiers in his country.
Published on August 10th, 2015
A previous post told about Danjuma, a Nigerian boy who was injured by radical Muslims who attacked his village.
Solomon, another Nigerian Christian, was also attacked and seriously injured by a Muslim mob when he refused to become a Muslim.
Solomon’s injuries make it hard for him to do his work as a carpenter. He and his girlfriend had planned to get married, but she broke up with him after the attack. “She looks at me as someone who doesn’t have a future,” Solomon told VOM workers. “I would like you to pray that I will again gain my strength and that God will bring to my life another lady. She was not God’s will for me. If she was God’s will, she would have waited.”
Please pray for Solomon and others in Nigeria who have suffered for their faith in Christ.