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Shamir al-Din, an evangelist and Christian convert from Islam, was stabbed to death by Islamic extremists on 7 January 2016.

Before becoming a Christian in 2002, he had been an imam for more than 20 years.

Islamists had attacked his home three times in the past, and he had received death threats because of his evangelistic activities, including baptising Christian converts from Islam.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for Shamir al-Din’s extraordinary faithfulness to the Gospel, though he was in danger.
  • Pray for Shamir al-Din’s wife and adult children as they come to terms with their great loss; may they be strengthened and upheld by the Lord.
  • Pray for the converts who, like Shamir, have counted the cost to follow Christ; pray for their protection and ask the Lord to strengthen them during this crucial time of testing

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