Persecution takes a toll in northern Nigeria. Pastors in Plateau state tell Morningstar News they’re burying church members on a near-daily basis.
Twelve children were burned beyond recognition in the latest attack on a Christian village. Last month, Fulani herdsmen killed 36 believers between August 4 and August 28.
“I’ve talked to leaders and they say, ‘We used to go out for a meeting and if we had to travel across the country, we would be fearing for our safety,’” Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada says.
“Now they’re saying, ‘We’re fearful even in our own homes.’”
Attacks like this often leave believers without food or shelter. Help persecuted Nigerian Christians through VOM Canada.
“The Bible teaches a lot about [caring for] the widows and the orphans, so we need to be doing that,” Musselman says.
“There are some very practical needs in terms of food and clothing, and [we help] believers set up businesses so they can be self-supporting. The Family of Martyrs fund helps women who have lost their husbands and are trying to support their children.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- May God minister great comfort and healing to all who have been injured or bereaved as a result of militants’ brutal attacks.
- Ask the Lord to transform militant groups like Boko Haram and ISIS. Pray they will encounter the Gospel and surrender their lives to Christ.
- Pray God will move in the hearts of Nigerian government leaders to help their people.