Jailed, Hunted, Abandoned by His Tribe, Somali Believer Follows Jesus Through the Fire

(Open Doors USA) “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by everyone on account of My name …”

Today in the 21st century, Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Mark are reality for millions of Christians persecuted for their faith. And for the more than 24 million and 99 percent Muslim Somali people of East Africa, Mark 13:12-13 is certain for any Somali believer who has left Islam to follow Jesus.

Farah*, now 43, is one of the few Somalis who has made the life-threatening choice to follow Jesus. And because of his decision, this Somali believer has lost everything—including his family and community. (For his safety, we can’t disclose his real name or the country where he now lives).

But we can tell you that Farah lives alone in a house that contains hardly anything apart from a few mats, a mattress, a chair and some clothing. When Farah said “yes” to Jesus, he also lost the tribal community Somalis normally enjoy. It is the consequence a Somali believer often faces.

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