An ex-Muslim is sharing her story of facing abuse and chaos after converting to Christianity.
A woman named Sophia told International Christian Concern (ICC), an organization monitoring global Christian persecution, that she faced severe consequences after becoming a Christian last year.
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Sophia and three siblings were living with her brother, but once he found out about her Christian conversion, he reportedly kicked them out.
She was forced to move back home with her parents, who are also Muslims. Her father, who learned she was no longer an Islamic adherent, reportedly reacted horribly when he discovered her conversion.
He allegedly held her hostage for two weeks and reacted even worse when he found a Bible.
“I was brutally beaten,” Sophia told ICC. “And he chased me out of the house, claiming that I was going to spoil my little siblings.”
She ended up fleeing again to a friend’s home, where she faces other issues.
“Currently, I struggle to get what to eat and personal needs as a woman,” she said. “My only prayer is to have a simple milk dairy shop.”
ICC offered supplies for her to open her dairy shop and is even covering her rent, making her dream a reality while also leading her on a path toward financial independence.
Fortunately, Sophia is receiving help and assistance from ICC, but Christians across the world face unimaginable persecution — and without relief.
Open Doors USA’s “World Watch List” records the worst locations in the world to be a Christian — countries where persecution is at its worst.
The 2022 list records the five worst countries as: Afghanistan, North Korea, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen, but the full list of 50 nations is available here. In these nations and many others like them there are many who face similar struggles as Sophia; some even lose their lives over their faith.
1 Corinthians 12:26 (NIV) reads, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” This reminds us to pray for fellow believers suffering and struggling amid painful acts of persecution.
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