Nigerian Christians are facing intense persecution, and Mission Cry hopes to bring these believers encouragement through the power of God’s Word.
Jason Woolford of Mission Cry explains the crisis in Nigeria centers around Islamic persecution of Christians. Some reports state over 1,000 Christians have been brutally murdered since the beginning of the year. Even those working to help others such as aid workers aren’t safe.
“The devil seems to be overactive in Nigeria,” Woolford says.
Many of these believers feel alone, especially with recent focus shifting to the pandemic.
“They feel cut off and forgotten. Whether they’re foreign missionaries or our Nigerian brethren, [they] hear and read about the body of Christ, and it’s silent,” Woolford explains.
In the face of all these atrocities and discouragements, Woolford believes putting Scripture into the hands of persecuted believers remains vital.
“We’re going to be giving people the Word of God, the only thing that doesn’t return void,” he says. “[We’re] sending the word in hopes that it will encourage our brothers who are believers, our sisters in Christ, that [it] will encourage them to read about the God they’re being martyred for.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for persecuted Nigerian Christians.
- Support Mission Cry.
- Pray containers of Bibles and books arrive safely.