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Somalia: Ex-Muslim Converts to Christianity and Now Leads Others to Christ

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Dec 14
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A former Muslim came to know Christ in the Muslim-dominant nation of Somalia, and he is now sharing the Gospel with his countrymen, leading others to Jesus.

According to The Christian Post, Somalia is 99 percent Muslim and is very hostile toward Christianity, but despite these odds, many Somalians are coming to Christ and boldly sharing their faith.

Greg Kelley of World Mission, the organization through which the former Muslim came to faith, is encouraged by those who are turning to Christ in Somalia:

"People are coming to know Jesus," Kelley said. “So that was so encouraging to us in and of itself but it's really at great risk and at great cost. The Lord is using our solar-powered audio Bible, called the Treasure, in the Somali language."

Kelley went on to say that the Muslim man who converted and is now sharing the Gospel, knows the risks he is taking by being vocal about his faith.

“And so this guy goes around, ministering to Muslims, understanding what's at stake and the recent report that we received as he's using the Treasure to do this is that three new house churches have formed, and 15 new families have come to know Christ."

Somalia is number two on Open Doors’ 2017 World Watch List of countries where Christian persecution is most severe.

Join us in praying for these Somali believers to be encouraged and bold in their faith.


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Publication date: December 14, 2017