Last Friday, I had the opportunity to accompany Natasha to visit some Somali ladies who converted from their past Muslim faith to Christianity. It is on Natasha’s heart to reach out and minister to these ladies on a weekly basis.
The two-room house is shared by four ladies and their combined six children. We brought them a bag of groceries and the word of God to encourage them to persevere through the trials they face ever since their conversion. Natasha shared with them scripture from 2 Corinthians 4:17 which says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory..”
We set out to encourage them, but hearing them tell us that “prayer is everything to us,” really challenged me in my faith to trust God more as these women do. After being abandoned by their husbands, these ladies are faced with the challenge of raising their children with no income and just trusting God for provision.
We prayed for healing for one of the children who suffered brain injury after being sick from meningitis. We also prayed for God to provide money to pay school fees so that their children could go to school.
In order to protect them from possible retaliation from Muslim family members who could find out about their conversions, I cannot post pictures. But please continue to pray for their needs, and for wisdom as Natasha continues to do house visits for all the ladies in the Somali Bible study.