Nigeria is in the news again. This time in an article by the Wall Street Journal. There is an all out war to rid the country of the Middle Belt of non-muslims.

The Boko Haram is an Islamic terror group. They are responsible for systematic attacks that include rape, killing, horrible cruelty, and destruction.

Several groups are doing all they can to destroy the Christians of Nigeria. It would seem that the world sleeps as this horrible war continues.

Breit Bart reports the following: According to the 2019 Global Terrorism Index, the Fulani militants are now deadlier than Boko Haram and carried out the majority of the Nigeria’s 2,040 documented terrorist fatalities in 2018.

Read more of these stories by clicking here. In his account, Lévy chronicles a series of atrocities: “The mutilated cadavers of women. A mute man commanded to deny his faith, then cut up with a machete until he screams. A girl strangled with the chain of her crucifix.”

Sources indicate that the Nigeria military participates in these crimes. Christianity is considered the religion of the Whites. They will destroy all vestiges of it.

This brings us to what we can do. We can pray for Nigeria. We can support missionaries trying to reach this very needy area. We can go as missionaries ourselves.

God has recently touched the heart of Robert Canfield to do all in his power to raise up workers for the continent of Africa. There was a time when Africa was the mission field everyone thought of. Today Africa is largely overlooked. We are asking God to change that perception.

In just a few weeks a delegation from Vision Baptist Missions will be traveling to Nigeria to see about sending our first missionary there. Will you pray with us? Will you help us reach this needy country?

The Center for World Evangelism will be doing all in its power to get the gospel to Africa in the coming years. We have a place you can serve and invite you to come with us. Find your place in world evangelism.

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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