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Our missionaries need prayers. What is happening in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is a disaster; but most of the brunt is borne by Christians who are being targeted and killed. Read these wonderful testimonies about the lives of five ECWA missionaries who served and died in Nigeria. Take out time to pray for them during your family devotions and church prayer sessions.
“These missionaries have been laboring in very dangerous, remote
mission fields, far away from modern civilization,” said Elijah Ipole,
head of media for the ECWA’s Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS). “Some
have had to bury their loved ones while in mission fields. Some have
had their properties looted or completely destroyed by the enemies of
Established in 1947 to empower indigenous African missionaries to
take over missions work from foreign missionaries in Nigeria, EMS has
lost five of its leaders to Boko Haram and other jihadists in the last
four years, according to the ECWA president. One of them, the Rev. Isma
Dogari, was murdered in Bauchi state in 2011.
An EMS report describes
“The Muslims took him to a mosque just by the roadside and, once
inside, gave him a Koran and told him to denounce Jesus and live. But he
refused and told them, ‘You need Jesus Christ in your lives.’ They then
plugged his eyes, brought him out of the mosque, took him under a tree
and asked him again to denounce his faith and live, but repeatedly he
told them, ‘You need Jesus.’ At this point they stabbed Rev. Isma Dogari
with a knife, slaughtered him and burned his corpse.”
The Rev. Bukari Bunga, a director with EMS, told Morning Star News that
Pastor Dogari was killed on April 10, 2011, while working in the
Muntoshi Station. He was killed in Mararaban Liman Katagun. Other EMS
missionaries killed by Muslim jihadists, according to Bunga, were pastor
killed in his station at Sabon Gida on Sept. 19, 2014; pastor Joshua M.
Nana, killed in Bassa village in 2013; pastor Yunana Kinge, killed in
Rafin Pa, Zankwa of the ECWA’s mid-central region on June 25, 2012; and
pastor Yakubu Wazari, killed at Jos’ main market while taking his son to
school on Jan. 8, 2011. He has served in Bani Kauwa II in Kasuwan
Magani of the mid-central region.
“Please continue to pray for our missionaries, their families and the
converts in the various mission fields, as you continue to bear in mind
that the gospel is being preached by these missionaries in increasingly
volatile and very deadly crises situations,” he wrote.
Kidnapping stories are beginning to become rampant again in Rivers, Bayelsa and Abia states. This one is a Pastor of a Redeemed Christian Church of God in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. Please pray for his safety and quick resolution of this. Also pray that this madness may be brought to a halt.
ABDUCTORS of a Yenagoa-based clergyman, Pastor Mark Christmas of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, “New Anointing Chapel”, are
demanding N30 milion ransom for his freedom.
The pastor, according to his wife, Mrs Evelyn Christmas, was abducted
along with two of his church members at his hometown in Biseingbene, a
riverine community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state on
Mrs Christmas said her husband was lured to the community on the
pretext of attending an emergency family meeting with his kinsmen when
the incident happened.
“You know we reside in Yenagoa. So, on that fateful day, my husband
was invited to Biseingbene by his kinsmen for a meeting. When he got
there, he found out that the invitation for a meeting was false and a
devilish plan to kidnap him. My husband has spent over two weeks in
their hands,” she narrated.
Persecution of Christians is on the increase. What breaks my heart is that as these things are happening, many of church leaders are busy pursuing their selfish interests. The righteous is taken and no one pays attention.
A mother of 8 is killed because her husband converted from Islam to Christianity. Let's continue to pray for her husband who is already marked.
Muslims in eastern Uganda angry at a Christian for leaving Islam
killed his wife on Monday (Oct. 19), a month after his brother was
killed for the same reason, sources said.
Mamwikomba Mwanika, mother of three adult children and five others
ranging in age from 17 to 9, died en route to a hospital after Muslims
unknown to her dragged her from her home at about 9 p.m. and assaulted
her, survivors said.
Mwanika answered a knock at her door in Kalampete village, Kibuku
District, to find strangers asking for her husband. Her husband’s
brother, Samson Nfunyeku, was killed in the village on Sept. 23 after flaring tempers cut short a religious debate he’d had with Islamic scholars.
Mwanika replied to the visitors that her husband was away, according
to her children. They said one of the men at the door then told her,
“Your husband has followed the religion of his brother, and we had
warned you people to stop these activities, but our message has landed
on deaf ears.”
The Muslims threatened to kill her if she failed to produce her husband, the children said.
“The attackers dragged our mother outside the house as she screamed and cried for help,” said her 13-year-old child.