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Sons of Christian Woman Who Was Murdered Because She Wouldn't Renounce Christ Have Accepted Jesus

Leah Marieann Klett : Apr 21, 2016  The Gospel Herald

Their mother was the only Christian in their family. Her boys reportedly told Christian leaders they wanted to know more about the Lord their mother worshipped and died for.

The sons of a Christian woman who was martyred for her faith in Ethiopia have embraced Christ after witnessing the faith and courage of their mother. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/via Gospel Herald)

Persecution watchdog Open Doors USA shared the story of a woman named Workitu, who converted from Islam to Christianity last August.

Her husband, a devout Muslim, was angered by his wife's decision, and regularly beat her, threatening to kill her unless she returned to Islam. She also received continual threats from her local community.

Workitu told her church leaders that her husband threatened to kill her unless she returned to Islam, and they advised her to report this to authorities in writing. In February, she wrote a letter to police and local government officials to report the abuse, telling them she feared for her life. However, according to sources, officials ignored her request for protection and now deny ever having received the letter.

In March, Workitu's husband and a neighbor demanded that she sell government drought relief aid she had collected earlier for her family. When she refused, they began to beat her, and didn't stop even after she had collapsed.

Villagers took Workitu to a clinic in a nearby town, but after four days she was referred to another hospital. She died in transfer, five days after the attack. 

However, what man meant for evil, God meant...

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