27-year old Awatif Abdalla Kaki is a mother of four who grew up in a Muslim household.
But by God’s grace, just this year she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior – and left Islam behind.
Instead of respecting her newfound faith – her family took her children away from her and tortured her for her faith – and the details of her story are tragic.
One can’t imagine the gut-wrenching pain of having one’s precious children taken away from them.
It’s worse than any physical pain any of us could ever experience.
And not only did this young mom lose her kids – but she was chained, forced to undergo electrical shock therapy – and even sent to a psychiatric hospital all because she became a Christian.
Abdalla’s husband assumed she had gone mad after she told him Christ appeared to her in a dream.
He then began to torture her – eventually leaving with her kids and taking her to a psychiatric hospital.
A source (whose name is not revealed for security reasons) spoke on the shocking details of all that Abdalla has been through.
Morning Star News reported:
“Her husband tried to force her to renounce her faith by chaining her legs and tightening the chains, the source said. Asserting that she was mad, he then forcibly took her to a psychiatric hospital, where she received an unidentified injection and electrical shocks against her will, the source said.
Abdalla’s legs were injured from the chains, and although her husband has taken their children to his parents’ house to live with him, he maintains a large influence on her family and remains a threat, the source said. The oldest of her four children is 8 years old.
“She continues to live in mental anguish,” the source said, adding that her parents and siblings are all Muslims who believe she is suffering mental illness for believing in Christ. “I fear for her safety and pray that she can get a refuge outside her home so that she has peace of mind and can grow in her new faith.”
How absolutely heartbreaking.
But like other Christians in Sudan, where Abdalla lives, this kind of response to those who leave Islam and profess Christ is common.
Please take a moment and pray for Abdalla – that she will find a Christian community that will welcome her in and help her to grow in her faith.
And let us also pray for a miracle that Abdalla’s faith in Jesus will be a testimony to her family and that they too would come to leave Islam and follow Jesus.
Finally, in the name of Jesus we pray that Abdalla is reunited with her children so she can raise them in the Christian faith and lead them on the correct path.
Persecution is real in other areas of the world – and we must never stop interceding for our Christian brothers and sisters who are losing everything to follow Jesus.
And if the day comes where we too must do the same – may God give us the strength and courage to follow Jesus whatever the cost.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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