WND – A 14-year-old girl in a coma in an undisclosed North African country after being attacked and mutilated by Muslims upset with her conversion to Christianity has stunned doctors and hospital workers by getting up from her bed and going home.
At least two physicians had declared her dead.
Lydia, the daughter of Yoonis, had been hospitalized and diagnosed with a terminal coma after being attacked by Muslims, according the Christian ministry Bibles for Mideast.
It’s an underground group that distributes Bibles and offers other help to people in the Muslim-majority Middle East.
However, it sometimes withholds details to protect its workers and those who receive the Bibles.
The names of the daughter and her father were changed for this report to protect them from retaliation, according to the group’s director, pastor Paul Ciniraj.
He told WND the background: The girl was attacked by “fanatic Muslim men and woman” while walking home from school, dragged to a nearby home and subjected to “brutal female genital mutilation.”
She was left in a coma.
“Yoonus, originally from another part of Africa, had been a Muslim scholar. One day while teaching his Muslim students, he had a vision of the Lord Jesus Christ and soon accepted Him as Lord and Savior. His family followed him into the Kingdom. Due to severe persecution in their native village, however, the entire family had to flee to their current home,” Ciniraj reported.
“Yoonus has labored hard to earn a livelihood, do underground evangelism among the locals, and to pray without ceasing. The local Muslim community recently learned he had left Islam and was now leading Muslims to Christ. The imam of the mosque, along with community leaders, urged him to return to Islam. They promised many gifts and services to his family should he renounce his new faith, but he stood fearlessly for Christ and refused.
“Lydia also boldly proclaimed Jesus as the Son of God, the only Lord and Savior for the entire world. She loved to speak of how He died on the cross of Calvary and rose from the dead to save everyone from sin and death,” he reported.
Two doctors on Thursday in the West African nation “confirmed the death of Lydia (14), the daughter of Yoonus, a Christian missionary with Bibles for Mideast.”