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A convert from Islam to Christianity was murdered on July 20 in the city of Mahadday Weyne, Somalia by members of al-Shabaab, a militant group with ties to Al-Qaeda, according to a July 20 report from Compass Direct. Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman, who had been a Christian for 15 years and was the leader of a group of underground believers, was shot at approximately 7:00 a.m. Abdiraman is survived by two children, ages 10 and 15. His wife died three years ago due to illness.

Ask God to comfort and guide Abdiraman's children in this difficult time. Pray that increased persecution will result in increased boldness among believers in Somalia (Acts 4:29-31).

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