24 July 2018
Somalis For Jesus
Al Shabab Islamists attacked an office complex shared by the Ministries of Interior and National Security on 07 July 2018. The terrorists first used a vehicle-borne bomb, and then three armed Islamists stormed the building killing and injuring dozens of government employees. Government security forces eventually neutralized the three militants.
The only Christian who died in this terror attack came to the Lord in Mogadishu in 2000. The Somali Christian whom we would call “Guled” for security reasons was known for his hard work and integrity.
“Guled”, an intelligence analyst with the Ministry of National Security, joined the Ministry’s secret service unit in 2013.
“Guled” leaves behind a young family. The community of faith in Mogadishu is now encouraging and supporting the sad and heartbroken Christian widow and her children.
A prominent church leader in Mogadishu described “Guled” as “the backbone of his house church and a leading figure in the Somali church.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving widow and her children. This is indeed a tough time for the family but the Lord is their sustainer and protector.
The widow of “Guled” said to church leaders who visited her a week after the death of her beloved husband, “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10. The widow also described how some Muslim family members and other relatives are putting intense pressure on her to renounce her faith and return to Islam. She has vehemently rejected to abandon Christ Jesus.