Christians Under Attack In Nigeria

May 13, 2015 by Open Doors in Africa

Your Support Provides Critical Help and Hope!

“This is just the beginning of the killings. What you’ve just witnessed is a tip of the iceberg. More deaths are coming . . . ”

These are the chilling words from Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau after executing their largest attack to date.  This attack at the beginning of January killed as many as 2,000 people.

Since January, Boko Haram has committed countless other acts of terror.  In one recent attack, Boko Haram captured Christians in the Nigerian town of Mubi where Boko Haram ordered them to embrace Islam or die.

“The Lord gave many of them the grace to stand strong,” reports an Open Doors co-worker. “Many Christian men and women have been brutally killed. Younger women have been married off. Not one of the 200 churches in the city are left standing.” 
These horrific events have greatly affected the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria.

“My church was attacked and I didn’t know what to do,” shares one pastor. “We were left without a church home, and the people of my church were deeply affected by all that has happened.”

But thanks to your generous support, Christians suffering in Nigeria are receiving trauma counseling. Additionally, your gifts are helping to rebuild churches and homes and serve displaced Christians, especially children who have been separated from their parents due to the violence.

Though the situation looks dismal in Nigeria, God is using you to do amazing things in the lives of these faithful Christians. Thank you for your ongoing support for Christians in Nigeria and throughout the world!

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