Thank you all for your warm welcome. It feels good to be here.
I really do admire a lot of the Christians here in my country... some of them are strong believers and suffer a lot in turn from people around them, especially those who are beneath the poverty line and those who live in non-friendly Islamic environment. But then again, I learned that God will never let anyone be tried beyond their own ability, and with every trial and tribulation He gives the strength for one to overcome through Jesus. I am confident of that... For girls and women, it can be quite devastating and frustrating. We are not allowed to freely wear whatever we want. Christian girls in particular are constantly harassed, and some Christian girls or women may get kidnapped and raped... but I always say, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalms 23:4 NKJV)
I've recently heard about an incident that happened recently (a few weeks ago). A girl named Mary was spotted by Muslim Brotherhood extremists in her car with a cross hanging from her mirror, so they dragged her out of the car and cut there body into pieces. It happens... people don't like to take about it or admit it, and non-extremists would actually deny it because they don't want to admit of anything that would convict their own religion. The Lord has always been my protector, and the worst I have ever experienced (since I come from a well off family and I live in a good location relatively) were the curses and a spit on my face because of my cross.
I feel sorry for the Muslims though...despite everything... they're like Saul before he becomes the apostle Paul, a warrior for Christ. You know what, those of them who believe and become Christians suffer FAR worse than any Christian ever suffered in my country. They suffer real torture... the kind you see in the movies, and sometimes even worse. But because they believe by true conviction, and most of the times a real miraculous encounter like that of Paul with the Lord Jesus, they become much stronger Christians and warriors for Christ even stronger than those who have, in a way, 'inherited' their faith from being raised in Christian families.