Habiba pays heavy price for turning to Christ

For most of us, becoming a Christian is the start of an exciting new journey in our lives. For many of our brothers and sisters around the world, however, it’s when the trouble starts.
Habiba has had to flee her home in Ethiopia and go into hiding just weeks after giving her life to Christ.
Pray for Habiba and her three children, aged three, six and eight, who have had to leave everything behind to follow Jesus.
When Habiba’s husband discovered she’d become a Christian six weeks earlier, he locked all the doors and beat her with sticks. He told her she should die for leaving Islam.
Fortunately, her neighbours intervened and rescued her. She needed three days of hospital treatment for a deep gash in her head and bruising.
Habiba put her faith in Christ in Bokulu Boma last month after speaking to an evangelist. After that, her devotion to Islamic rituals waned. Her husband grew suspicious and launched his attack after others at the local mosque confirmed his fears.

  • Pray that Habiba and her children will find refuge in God; pray that they will know His faithfulness is their ‘shield and rampart’ (Psalm 91:4).
  • Pray that Habiba will find real peace and joy in knowing Jesus; pray she will not be discouraged by persecution but grow strong in her faith.
  • Pray for our family in Ethiopia which, although a mainly Christian country, is experiencing a rise in Islamic extremism.

(Source: Morning Star News)

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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