He lives in the northwest region of Nigeria where extremist groups like Boko Haram are a daily threat to his life and the church he leads.
And yet Pastor Dauda asks us to pray that his attackers would accept Christ’s sacrifice.
He understands that because grace has been freely given to him, he is called to give the same to his persecutors. It’s a beautiful illustration of these words of John: “… God loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:10-11).
Church leaders like him reflect a deep understanding of why Christ came to earth—and their integral part in advancing His Kingdom. They know who Jesus is and what He has done for them—and everyone.
Below we hear from Pastor Dauda, Pastor Andrew and Reverend Phillip as they share their Easter prayers. All live in volatile areas of Nigeria where following Jesus comes at a high price. All three leaders continue to remain in their villages, risking everything to build the Church in the world’s most deadly place for Christians. In Nigeria, every two hours a Christian is targeted and killed for their faith.