Bibles strengthen children

By December 18, 2008

(MNN) — Recent news coming out of Nigeria has been about the violence. But there is cause for rejoicing in some areas, thanks to
Open Doors. They traveled through rough terrain and almost non-existent roads in recent months to distribute children's Bibles to nearly 2,000 Nigerian children.   

"The children could not hide their joy," said Alex, a member
of the delivery team. "The beautiful
voices of the young ones filled the air, expressing their gratitude to God for
the safe arrival of the Open Doors team."  

Twelve of Nigeria's
nineteen northern states, including Kano,
are governed by Sharia law. Sharia law
often results in serious persecution for Christians, relegating  them to the
status of second-class citizens.

Nevertheless, the new children's Bibles empowered many
children and youth to witness for the Gospel to their peers.

"This Bible will help me to know God more," said 17-year-old
Jemima. "Above all, it will encourage me
to win souls for the Kingdom."

12-year-old Jamila agreed. "Receiving this Bible has given me new strength in my faith. It immediately took away my fear to share my
faith with my Muslim friends.  I think
that as a result of this gift, God will use me to speak to unbelievers in my

For only $5, you can provide a Bible to strengthen
persecuted believers around the world.  

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