This 17-Year-Old’s Faith Is Unshakeable

This blog was written by Alice, an Open Doors Australia worker.

At just seven years old, Miriam and her mother were left to care for six children under the age of seven.

Recently I returned from the Horn of Africa meeting persecuted Christians. Meeting Miriam was an experience that impacted my whole outlook on the global church – the Body of Christ.

Miriam from the Horn of Africa.

Miriam is 17 years old. 

She grew up in a Muslim village as the eldest of seven children. She shared with me memories of her childhood that I’m sure are not too different to many of us; she spoke about the fact that she was very close to her dad, and loved spending time with him. She remembered her dad talking about Jesus, and reaching out to Muslims in their community.  Continue reading

Vision of Christ Crying for Sinners Saves Muslim Girl in Africa

In the Horn of Africa, the number of Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) has increased radically despite the high cost conversion. Recently Open Doors workers met with several MBBs, including 20 year old Hawa. 

Hawa* from the Horn of Africa.

Hawa* from the Horn of Africa.

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Muslim Imam comes to faith in Jesus

Street scene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Street scene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, part of the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa region includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Awel* is a tall, thin man. His lanky body clad in a bright red sarong, a well-worn shirt and a jacket fraying at the seams. But he is full of joy and greeted visitors on a recent trip loudly, with the only English word he knew.

Pointing a bony finger to the sky he burst out, “Jesus!” Continue reading