Closer to the Fire with Greg Musselman
Season 1 Episode 16 Nigeria's Ongoing and Violent Persecution of Christians
One of the most violent and dangerous counties in the world to be a follower of Jesus is Africa’s most populous nation of Nigeria. Christians are killed, kidnapped and terrorized by the Militant Islamic groups Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen. Last year the number of followers of Jesus who were killed increased by 60 percent. A study from Open Doors says that more than 2,200of the 4,761 believers killed around the world were in Nigeria, and the number is likely a lot higher. VOM Canada’s Greg Musselman talk with Ruth Hodge of Christian Faith Ministries International (CFMI) in Nigeria about why there the persecution of Christians continues and is increasing in some parts of the country. Ruth also talks about how CFMI is helping the children who have been displaced by the violence and how they are trying to bring reconciliation between Christians and Muslims, teaching vocation skills and mentoring new believers to be strong in their faith in Jesus.
Length 38 minutes
Christian Faith Ministries International www.cfaithministries.org
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada www.vomcanada.com
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Videos from Nigeria on the persecuted Church www.vomcanadacom/nigeria.htm