“Ethiopian Christian Teenagers’ Faith Unshaken after Beating by Muslims, Arrest for Evangelizing

“Ethiopian Christian Teenagers’ Faith Unshaken after Beating by Muslims, Arrest for Evangelizing
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” –  Matthew 5:11-12
An Ethiopian Christian teenager who was imprisoned and brutally beaten by Muslims for handing out a book about Christianity has been re-arrested hours after she was released.
According to World Watch Monitor, the four teenagers – Eden, 15, Gifti and Mihiret, both 14, and Deborah, 18 – were arrested earlier in October after distributing a Christian book in Amharic, Ethiopia’s main language, by a local author, entitled Let’s speak the truth in love: Answers to questions by Ahmed Deedat.
The book answers questions about the Christian faith posed by the late South African Islamic scholar and former head of the Islamic Propagation Center International. Christians in Babile, around 550 km east of the capital Addis Ababa, decided to distribute it following cross-cultural evangelism training, according to WWM.
Believing the book insulted Islam, local Muslims responded with outrage, attacking churches and threatening religious leaders. The teenagers were subsequently arrested by local police, and one of the girls, Eden, suffered a beating on her first night in prison.

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