ICC Note: Members of Boko Haram have reportedly come to faith in Christ after missionaries fearlessly preached the Gospel in northeast Nigeria, according to reports. A Nigerian ministry affiliated with Christian Aid has aggressively sought to plant churches in some of the most dangerous parts of Nigeria, paving the way for many Nigerians to convert to Christianity. The road is rarely easy for these converts, as one former Boko Haram member was sent a video of Boko Haram militants killing his family after his conversion. Even after these immense hardships, these brothers and sisters are remaining faithful, while the Nigerian ministry is reaping the fruits of serving God in extremely difficult parts of the world.
By Monica Cantilero
7/9/15, Nigeria (Christian Today) – Native Christian workers continue to preach the Word of God despite the terror campaign of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, with some members of the Islamic State-affiliate even converting to Christianity after being inspired by the missionaries’ courage, Christian Aid Mission revealed.
As the young people trained by the Nigerian ministry continue to fearlessly plant churches while giving humanitarian aid to those displaced by the conflict, the Gospel of Christ has found fertile ground among Boko Haram fighters, the mission said.
The 32-year-old ministry, being assisted by Christian Aid for the past 28 years, has been “straightforward in reaching the unreached,” said Christian Aid’s African director Amie Cotton.
“The ministry has been helping people who don’t know Christ to get to know Him, but it has also been training and developing leaders, disciplining people and doing work in difficult areas,” she said.