The Christians in Nigeria face worse persecution than anywhere else in the world! Muslim Fulani Herdsmen and the Boko Haram have murdered entire church congregations and attacked and burned villages across southern Nigeria. Many Christian children are left orphaned because one or both of their parents were victims of these attacks.
The Religious Freedom Coalition has committed to partner with orphanages in Nigeria to provide a safe, healthy environment to show the love of Jesus to these children. In the past several years, the Religious Freedom Coalition has provided a new water system to one of these orphanages which included a new well, flushable toilets, and a water tower. Recently, we provided funds to rent the land and purchase the seeds and tools necessary for a fully functioning farm. It has been a tremendous blessing for the children to help provide their own food and learn lessons of self-responsibility. The first harvest was ten bags of Irish potatoes, a blessing to the diet of the children.
For the rest of 2019, the Religious Freedom Coalition’s Heart for the Persecuted Church has committed to providing every child with protein for all three meals every day. Previously, the children were receiving only gruel and only two eggs a week for protein.
The Christmas for Refugees program has also been hosting Christmas events at the orphanage every year since 2017. During this event, children participate in a Bible recitation competition, games, song, and receive a hot meal and a pair of shoes. Children look forward to this event every year as a time of fun and joy.
Please pray for the orphaned Christian children of Nigeria.
Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. Prov 24:11