Date: November 3, 2023
Nigeria (MNN) — In Nigeria, people die every week simply for following Jesus. More about that here. From the end of September to October 31, Islamic terrorists killed at least 53 believers and kidnapped 75:
“I’ve been going there for a couple of decades now, and it (persecution) seems to be getting worse and worse,” Greg Musselman with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada says.
“Yet in the middle of all that, we also see how God is working. The number of Muslims coming to Jesus is overwhelming.”
Even though political and economic challenges threaten national stability, hope remains for Nigeria.
“Fuel prices tripled in just a few months. People can’t afford fuel; they can’t afford food; there have been threats of national strikes,” Musselman says.
“When there is a lot of uncertainty, people tend to be more open to the Gospel.”
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is on Sunday. We shared yesterday how believers in the United States are preparing, but U.S. churches aren’t the only ones involved in this annual awareness and intercession event.
“For those [reading this report] in Canada, [you can] find all the information” you need to participate on IDOP.ca, Musselman says.
“One of the countries we’re focusing on this year is Nigeria. It is the most dangerous place in the world in terms of the deaths of believers.”
Share these IDOP resources with your church family, and remember – we know the One who holds Nigeria in His hands.
“The number one thing that we can do is to pray,” Musselman says.
“As the Holy Spirit gets a hold of our hearts, we can practically help in whatever ways the Lord directs us.”
Header and story images courtesy of VOM Canada.