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 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