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ICC Note: Christians struggle to move on one year after militant Islamists al-Shabaab attacked Garissa University in northeast Kenya, killing 148 people, mostly Christians. Through the pain,the persecuted Church in Kenya teaches us what persevering faith looks like in the midst of hard trials. This is the clarion call for pastors ministering in Garissa to their flocks. One pastor ministers to Christian students who are left coping with the memories of April 2. He also faithfully preaches the Gospel to the Muslim majority in Garissa, despite threats and opposition. These examples show God’s power in sustaining His Church. If Jesus Himself represents the One most persecuted, he told his followers to expect nothing less.

By Stoyan Zaimov

4/8/16 Garissa, Kenya (CP) – Christians continue to reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ one year after the horrific attack on Garissa University in Kenya where 148 students were slaughtered by Islamic radicals.

“God is always just and we should learn to appreciate his will, depend on him for strength, and thank Him for the gift of life because there is nothing that can compensate the lost lives of the students,” a Garissa-based pastor, identified as ‘Daniel,’ told persecution watchdog group the International Christian Concern in a report.

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