Nigeria (MNN) — Boko Haram is still on killing sprees in northern Nigeria, although it’s often overshadowed by other headlines. Christians often find themselves in the crosshairs.
In the midst of horrific persecution, Nigerian Christians are urgently asking for more Bibles.
Mission Cry recently sent shipments of free Bibles and Christian books to believers in Nigeria. Rev. Jason Woolford, President of Mission Cry, says they heard from a man who received one of their containers. This man has been through a husband and father’s nightmare.
“Boko Haram came in and killed his wife and his two daughters, burned villagers, cut off body parts. The pictures that we have from our guy on the ground are just horrific. They’re things that you can’t unsee. He’s asking, ‘Could you please send the Word of God? We need the Word of God.’”
Including Nigeria, Mission Cry has shipped 24 sea containers packed with free Bibles and Christian books to 1.2 million people around the world this year.
In the midst of the pandemic, Woolford says, “I felt a conviction from the Lord to stay open. We never closed. I deemed us essential because [we are] sending the Word of God around the world, and I know God has honored that. In a time where most churches are closing and people are struggling, we have actually seen growth.”
You can make a year-end gift to Mission Cry here and encourage Christians around the world with free Bibles and Christian literature.
For our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria, Woolford asks, “Pray for them, that they would continue to have boldness, that they would continue to have trust in God knowing that He is going to show up for them, regardless of what it looks like.
“And then for us as a mission, if you’d be praying, we’ve just sent these last two containers on good credit and faith. We’re believing that finances will be coming in for these last two shipments. We’re so excited, trusting and believing that as people do that, God’s radical favor will chase them down.”
Header photo courtesy of Mission Cry.