Story number 1 for 2 Nov 2000

By November 2, 2000

We begin today in the Ivory Coast where Christians are breathing a little easier after nearly a week of unrest in that West African country. 57 people were killed as socialist leader Laurent Gbagbo (bahg-boh) was swept to power by a people’s power revolt. Field Leader with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Wes Nevius (NEE-vee-uhs). “There were clashes between Christians, that is Christians in name and Muslims. One or our churches was broken into and they took the benches out and burned the benches. But, we thank the Lord that none of our Christian workers were hurt in any way. The situation has calmed down.” Nevius is hoping the period of unrest is over and that God will use C & MA to lead people to Christ. “I think it’s a great opportunity for the church here in Cote d’Ivoire to show the love of Jesus, especially to the Muslim community. To preach and teach and live a message of reconciliation.”

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