For these Somali believers in the Horn of Africa, a region which includes Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Eritrea, choosing to follow Jesus is a huge risk. Most Somali Christians keep their faith completely secret. Islam is an important part of Somali identity, and for a Somali person to decide to leave Islam and follow Jesus is seen as a huge betrayal – and one that could lead to immediate execution by extremists.
Our courageous Somali brothers and sisters believe that following Jesus is worth the risk – but that doesn’t make it easy. These five secret believers all attend Muktar’s secret church in the Horn of Africa – please pray for protection, strength and encouragement for them today.