On December 22, 2011, Somali authorities whipped Sofia Osman forty times--forty painful, gut-wrenching lashes. The whipping was administered in front of a cheering crowd of Somali Muslims who seemed to delight in Sofias pain. But why? What was Sofias crime? According to sources, Sofia was flogged on December 22, 2011, for embracing a foreign religion--for converting to Christianity. Although Sofia survived the whipping, she has been relocated to an unknown location. Full StoryPray for the immediate mental and physical healing of Sofia.Pray that this terrible incident of persecution does not shake Sofia Osmans faith.Pray that the Somali government stops punishing citizens that convert to Christianity.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon