Christian missionary Heidi Baker, CEO of Iris Global, has asked for believers around the world to pray for her and her team in Mozambique, which has seen the rise of a Boko Haram-like Islamic terror group that has been carrying out beheadings and other atrocities. Speaking of the terror group, called Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, Baker posted in a statement on Facebook on Sunday:
“They are targeting anyone who opposes their brand of terror. In the last few weeks these attacks have intensified in frequency and brutality.
Each attack has involved killing and burning houses. People were beheaded in at least six villages, two of which are within two hours drive of our Pemba base. Villagers are fleeing for their lives, carrying nothing with them, and have become refugees in the bush or on offshore islands.” The Christian humanitarian group leader said that her team in Mozambique is evaluating daily the situation, looking to determine the best course of action.
“Based on the current situation, we feel confident to remain home in Pemba with our missionaries and Mozambican team. However, the government has canceled visas for our Harvest School students for security reasons, and they are having to leave within a few days for South Africa where the school will continue,” she revealed.