Preparing for Victory
Muslim forces had just captured the area of the Blue Nile in Sudan.
Muslim forces soon arrested Bashir, determined to convert everyone to Islam. Bashir was beaten and tortured for seven days before being released, but he refused to convert. They told him never to organize youth activities or attend church again, but Bashir refused to be intimidated. He knew the Islamic forces were unable to touch his soul.
When he was arrested for the second time, Bashir testified,
He continued to speak to his captors about God, and the officer in charge threatened to have him shot. Instead, they decided to pour acid on Bashir’s hands as a constant reminder of his refusal to convert to Islam.
But Bashir’s faith has remained strong, and today his burned, useless hands have become a living testimony to the youth in the Bonga refugee camp, where he works along the Sudanese-Ethiopian border.
From Extreme Devotion -11/14/2009 - www.vomgroups.com