Story number 1 for 18 Sep 2001

By September 18, 2001

(Nigeria)–Topping the news, religious clashes in Nigeria’s Plateau State are beginning to spill over the borders, causing police in neighboring areas to tighten security. The long running tensions between Muslims and Christians ignited and led to deadly rioting in Jos. The Bible League’s Joseph Owens tells us the effect the fighting has had on their work. “We had to suspend ministry just because the streets were so dangerous. So, our teams of people who go out to do evangelistic and discipleship training to local churches had to suspend the work up until last week Friday…and then, this past weekend, they tried to get out a little bit.” Owens says things have settled down somewhat now, although they still need prayer for staff in the area. “We can continue to pray for their bravery. Continue to hope that they will be outgoing and be able to present Jesus in very difficult and dangerous circumstances.”

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