An imprisoned Christian woman, Nigsti Haile (33), was tortured to death by Eritrean authorities in the Wi’a Military Training center in Massawa on September 5 for refusing to sign a letter recanting her faith, according to a September 7 report from Open Doors USA. Haile, an active member of the Rhema church, was one of ten Christian women arrested at a church gathering in Keren eighteen months ago and who have been under severe pressure to deny Christ.
Ask God to comfort those who mourn for Nigsti. Pray that God will embolden Eritrean Christians to follow in her example of faithfulness at all cost (1 Corinthians 4:9-14, 16). Pray for the safety of the 2000 Christian believers still being detained in Eritrea without legal counsel or trial.
For more information on the persecution of Christians in Eritrea, go to the Eritrea Country Report.