Today in North-Eastern Kenya, gunmen from the militant Islamist group al-Shabab stormed a university and started killing people, targeting Christians specifically. Over 15 have been killed, and 65 wounded at the latest report.
According to the BBC News:
“Student Collins Wetangula said when the gunmen entered his hostel he could hear them opening doors and asking if the people who had hidden inside were Muslims or Christians, AP news agency reports.
“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die,” he said.”
I can only imagine the courage of those Christian young people, as the person next to them admits he is a Christian, and is then shot in the head. They know they will have to answer next, and that their life is on the line. And yet, they remain true. They do not deny their Lord and Savior, and they pay the ultimate price.
On Good Friday we remember that Jesus Christ was willing to die for us.
On this Maundy Thursday, we see that many are still willing to die for Him.
Pray for the persecuted church throughout the world. http://www.persecution.com/
The full story on BBC news can be found here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32157342