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.
UPDATE: In August of 2021, Muslim Fulani Herdsmen attacked the orphanage we support in Miango, Nigeria and burned it to the ground. All children were able to escape, but the home we partnered with them to build was left destroyed and unlivable. The children currently reside at a temporary facility in Jos. We are working with them to help meet some of their many needs. Learn more about the attack here , learn more about their current living situation here
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.
In 2021 the Religious Freedom Coalition partnered with the TIV Tribe to build a classroom building for children living at an IDP camp in Benue State. Christian-based curriculum, backpacks, and desks were also provided.
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
Meet The Orphans We Are Helping
Age: 16 years old
Ambition: Medical Doctor
Abigail’s parents were killed during a Fulani herdsmen attack in her community and was left at the mercy of her sister who is unemployed. Her neighbor brought her to the orphanage for shelter and proper education.
Age: 12 years old
Hobby: playing table tennis and reading
His father was attacked by Boko Haram and was killed inside his house.
Child’s name: Bebra
Age: 15 years old
Hobbies: Skipping and Running
Ambition : Medical Doctor
The Boko Haram attacked their community at night when they were asleep, broke down their door, shot her father and elder brother to death in 2013. Bebra was brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Child’s name: Blessing
Age: 13 years old
Hobbies: Skipping Drawing.
Blessing’s village was attacked by the Boko Haram in 2011. Her house was burned and her uncle and grandfather were killed. She was displaced with her sisters and ran to the mountains and hid for 4 days without food and water. Blessing and her sister were brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
AGE: 12 years old
HOBBIES: Football and Drawing
COLOUR: Red, Yellow
FOOD FAVOURITE : Yam and Beans
Datok’s village was attacked by Fulani herdsmen and his father was killed. He lost his mother after child delivery and was brought to the orphanage in 2015.
Child’s name: Iliya
Age: 11 years old
Hobbies: playing football
Iliya’s father was shot to death during a Boko-haram attack in her town and her mother left Iliya and her sister. Her uncle brought them to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Child’s name: Mary
Age: 12 years old
The Fulani Herdsmen rampaged Mary’s town at night and burned down her house. Her father and siblings escaped but soon after her father died from a heart attack. Mary and her siblings were brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Age: 14 years old
Hobbies: Reading, Playing football
The Fulani Herdsmen attacked her village and burned her home while her parents were still inside. She was then left to be raised by her older brothers and sisters. Peace was brought to the orphanage for shelter and education and is determined to excel academically during her time there.
AGE: 13 years old
HOBBIES: Singing and Dancing
Precious lost both her father and mother to illnesses. She and her 5 siblings stayed with different relatives over the years and were split up as a result. After pressures from the Fulani Herdsmen near them, Precious and one of her brothers were taken to the orphanage for safety.
Age: 13 years old.
Fulani Herdsmen attacked their community and displaced his family. Both of Shedrach’s parents died from illnesses. After hearing the president of the orphanage preach at his church, Sherach’s uncle handed him and his brother, Timothy, over for safety and education.
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