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By Mark Ellis

Mary and Clinton in front of church

God began to draw the child’s heart away from Islam even before he received his shoebox gift. As he learned that Jesus was more than a prophet, his mother became intrigued by what he shared, and a powerful love she had never known.

“We moved from my hometown to Meru and all the people in our neighborhood were Muslim, so we became Muslim,” Mary told Samaritan’s Purse. As a single mom, she moved there seeking a community that would help her and her son Clinton. After the move, a surprising series of events began to unfold.

In Kenya, Islam has been making gains along the coast and the northern border with Somalia, a Muslim stronghold. Meru, five hours north of Nairobi, is a major hub and common destination for transplanted Somalis.

At the nearby mosque Clinton attended with his mother, the instructors caned his legs when he mispronounced the Koran’s Arabic verses.

One day he had enough and told his mother he didn’t want to return to his Islamic classes.

“Where will you go?” she asked.

“I want to go to church,” he replied. “The Lord will tell me where.” Read the rest

Born to glorify Adonai Yeshua Messiah and be a blessing to Nations” – Joseph Hendry

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