ISIS militants cut the fingertips off a 12 year old boy and severely beat him in front of his father. When the father refused to renounce Christ, the butchers tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. Then the three men and the boy were crucified. Their bodies were left on their crosses for two days.
Eight missionaries in another village were beheaded after they refused to convert to Islam. Two of the missionaries were women, 29 and 33 years old, who were publicly raped and beaten by militants. Throughout their abuse, the women continuously prayed. After they were beheaded, their bodies were hung on crosses.
As it was in the first centuries of persecution, so it is now. The blood of martyrs waters the seeds of conversion. A ministry director in Syria says, “In the past we used to pray to have one person from a Muslim background come to the Lord. Now, there are so many we can barely handle all the work among them.”
Photos of ISIS atrocities in Syria < Warning: GRAPHIC!