Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eritrean believer faces possible death sentence

An Eritrean Christian faces a possible death sentence after being accused of preaching to Muslims outside a mosque in Saudi Arabia, reported our sister-mission VOM USA.

Mussie Eyob, who converted to Christianity two years ago, was arrested at a mosque in the Haya Roda area on February 12 and is being held at a high-security prison in Jeddah. Officials initially thought Mussie was mentally ill, but a medical examination found him to be in good mental health.

Mussie's family visited him on March 20 and found that although he had lost weight, he was being treated well and was in good spirits.

Mussie began preaching at the Eritrean Embassy on February 9 before moving on to the local mosque days later.

Pray that God will soften the hearts of Saudi officials toward Mussie and that he will not be sentenced to death. Praise God for Mussie's boldness.

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