On January 16, 2015, what began as protests against a cartoon portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed by the French satirical publication, Charlie Hebdo, quickly spiraled into aggressive mobs looting and burning down Christian homes, businesses and churches throughout Niger. In one week alone, the mobs were responsible for the destruction of more than 70 churches. It is reported that at least 10 Christians died in the attacks. As Christians in Niger begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, we ask that you support them in prayer.
Pray that the country of Niger would return to the state of religious tolerance that they were once famous for.
Pray that both the immediate and long-term needs would be fulfilled among those whose lives were struck by trag-edy.
Pray for the hearts of the persecuted, and that the violence would stop.
Pray for peace.