Nigeria (MNN) — "Just as I am writing this evening, a whole village in
southern Kaduna is fighting."
Those are the words of a missionary leader in Nigeria affiliated with
Christian Aid Mission.
The leader goes on to say, "We have five missionaries there now whose
work among local unreached Muslim tribes has been very successful. They are
helping to comfort and shelter unprepared villagers who fled in terror as
heavily-armed Muslim militants invaded without warning. No police or soldiers
have come, and it is doubtful they will."
Due to the influx in violence by terror group Boko Haram, the team wants to move missionaries out
of the dangerous area. But there are no funds to do so.
Missionaries in nearby fighting areas have been moved already. They are
planning to return soon, but for now they are struggling in a new place with their
children and Muslim converts that left with them.
"When the killing began in the main city, Muslims in the small town started
intimidating our people," the missionary leader adds. "They told them to leave
or be blamed for the killing because we are making their people Christians. The
village chief has welcomed and accepted our people, but he was afraid of the
militants, so we temporarily retreated the missionaries."
At the same time, there is good news. Many Muslims have come to Christ
and are now safe from harm in a discipleship center. But there are unmet needs
there, also. The new believers are in need of mosquito nets, school
supplies, and medical supplies.
"We are so grateful for the many years of loving prayer and financial
support from Christian Aid," the missionary continues. "We are just
reeling with unbelief at the horrors our country is experiencing at the hands
of these terrorist murderers. We know our Lord will use it all for good."
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