Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Open Doors: Nigeria


More than 200 Islamists attacked Christians in Nasarawa state as they were attempting to rebuild a Reformed Church building that had been burned down by Muslim extremists two years ago. Following the incident, the Nasarawa state government banned any further attempt to reconstruct the facility, according to Compass Direct News. “I personally witnessed the attack on the workers at the reconstruction site of the church,” said the Rev. Jerry Modibo, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa state chapter. “The Muslims were chanting, ‘Death to Christians, death to infidels. This town is for Muslims, we don’t want Christians here.’” According to Modibo, banning church-building is just one way the government is trying to stifle Christianity in the central Nigerian state. * Read More>>

Please Pray:

For the health and quick recovery of the Christians who were attacked and injured in this incident, and for the many other Nigerian Christians who face violence and persecution on a daily basis. 1 Peter 5:10

That Nigerian Christians will not cease to exhibit the grace and love of God towards those who persecute them; and specifically, that these 200 Islamists will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Luke 6:27-28

That all government attempts to stifle the growth of Christianity in Nigeria will be thwarted, and that the Nigerian Church will be strengthened and sustained by God to carry out His commission to the people of Nigeria and beyond. Proverbs 19:21

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