Islam’s poverty in knowledge of the true God is again demonstrated by the religiously-based massacre by Muslims of Christians in Kenya.

Al Shabaab militants have been on a killing spree of Christians in Kenya.

In late August, Somali militants from the Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab assembled to slaughter four Christians in Kasala Kairu, Lamu County. At 9 p.m Al Shabaab militants dragged Changawa Muthemba (40s), elder in the local church Joseph Kasena (42), and Joseph’s houseguest Kadenge Katana (17) from their homes.

“We are looking for the Christians in this village”, the militants said before ordering the men out of their homes. Before killing them, the militants tried to force the Christian men to recite the Shahada, the Islamic profession of faith (“there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”).

Church in Garissa, Kenya, 2016 (PC: World Watch Monitor)

When the men refused, the militants tied them up and hacked them to death with machetes. According to World Watch monitor, Joseph’s wife, Caroline (late 30s), witnessed it all and is severely traumatized. Militants then found and killed Charo (late 40s), the mentally challenged older brother of one of the three, also a Christian.

“Everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.” — Isaiah 43:7

Pray —

10/24 — Pray for the grief-stricken family members and friends of those martyred for the faith in Kenya. Pray for His peace to comfort their hearts in knowing Christ’s presence.

“Al-Shabaab militants and their sympathisers are ‘deeply embedded’ in the local communities of wider Lamu and Tana in coastal Kenya, near the border with Somalia where Al-Shabaab originated.” (Photo: Coastal Kenya)

10/25 — Pray for believers in Kenya whose lives have been wracked with poverty and oppression by Al Shabaab. Pray for their trust to rest in God’s sure promises of eternal life and inheritance with Christ.

10/26 — Pray for spiritual and emotional healing for Caroline, Joseph’s wife, and any others who have witnessed the vicious atrocities of persecution to their loved ones.

10/27— Pray for Kenyan believers to abide daily in Christ. Pray for faith that emerges like purified gold from hearts that realize that His love is better than life and better than man-made ‘peace’ and comfort.

10/28 — Pray for Kenyan Christians to rely fully on God to deal with injustice rather than relying on political solutions through the efforts of men and governments.

10/29 — Pray for the dissolution of Al Shabaab in Kenya and for the Kingdom of God to spread quickly in east Africa.

10/30 — Pray for deep, genuine study of God’s Word to transform fear into unwavering peace for Christians in Kenya. Pray that His Word will dwell richly in their hearts.

10/31 — Pray for God to use the courageous witness of believers in Kenya to turn Muslims toward faith in Jesus.

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