Nigeria (MNN) — Nigerian Christians continue to suffer from persecution and problems related to the pandemic, but Mission Cry is offering those suffering a measure of peace and hope. The ministry has sent three containers of Bibles and Christian books to the country.
Jason Woolford of Mission Cry explains that these materials are vital for encouraging believers who live in fear of terrorist groups.
“We’ve [sent the containers] because of Boko Haram. The radicals [are] charring bodies [and] cutting off limbs. [They’re doing] the most grotesque things all because these people are believers. The request has come from our Mission Cry missionaries asking for the Word of God,” he says.
These materials don’t enter the country easily. For around seven years, Mission Cry wasn’t able to send materials to Nigeria because corruption blocked them from entering. While containers can arrive now, they still have to clear customs before being transported by truck to Mission Cry’s facility. Bibles and books are then distributed to the jail ministry, seminaries, and other people who need the Word of God.
How You Can Help
While one of the containers has already arrived in the country, the other two should be there around Thanksgiving. Woolford explains that Mission Cry still needs help financing the last shipment.
“We would like to see the support, $11,000 for that container, come in before Thanksgiving. That sounds like a lot of money, but that’s going to support nearly half a million dollars worth of free Bibles and Christian books.”
In addition to prayer and monetary support, you can help Mission Cry by donating your used Bibles and Christian books.
“If it’s something that is bound, in decent shape, and has [all] the pages, then we can take that, and people [will be] so excited to get it overseas,” Woolford says.
You can visit Mission Cry’s website to learn more about the kinds of materials they accept and how best to send them.
“We’re so excited thinking of our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are going to be able to be thankful for the Word of God.”
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