Muslim terrorism and fierce windstorm affect Christians in Nigeria

Islamic Violence Threatens Peace in Nigeria

September 10, 2009

As July came to a close, violence erupted in northern Nigeria, a hotbed of Muslim/Christian tension. More than 700 have been killed, 2,000 arrested, and six churches destroyed by members of a Muslim terrorist group known as Boko Haram, which means "western education is sin." It aims to cleanse the Nigerian government of its western influences and impose Sharia law throughout the country.

Christians living in northern Nigeria are in great danger, as they are viewed by Islamic extremists as products of western influence. Pray especially for MCM missionaries who are ministering there. Though the ministry´s headquarters is not located in this region, 35 extremists were arrested in close proximity to the ministry´s office, which is owned by a Muslim.

Violent Windstorm Destroys Homes in 40 Villages & Mission Base belonging to Missionary Crusaders Ministries

Gabriel Barau, ministry leader of Missionary Crusaders Ministries in Nigeria, recently sent word to Christian Aid of a severe windstorm that devastated 40 villages in which MCM is ministering to unreached tribes in Kano state in northern Nigeria, as well as an MCM mission base among the unreached Kamberi tribe.

Mission base among the Kamberi people destroyed by the windstorm

Many local Kamberi tribal leaders see Christianity as a good and compassionate religion due to its holistic approach in meeting their practical needs, specifically the provision of water, zinc roofs, and primary schools.

Gabriel and MCM missionaries have begun to display the love and compassion of Christ as they rebuild the homes of those devastated by the windstorm. Please remember these faithful servants in your prayers.

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