Published on November 18th, 2011
In 2004, radical Muslims attacked Christian homes and businesses in Kano, Nigeria. The Muslims ordered a Christian man, Mr. Mathias, to recite the Muslim statement, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhhamad is his prophet.” Mathias refused, and the Muslims attacked him. Sadly, he died of his injuries. It was hard for his wife support their family without him. So their four children, Joseph, Monday, Alheri, and Deborah went to a Christian boarding school called the Stephen Centre, which is a ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria.
This year, Joseph graduated from the Stephen Centre school. “My coming to the Stephen Centre was not by accident; it was by the grace of God,” said Joseph. It was a great opportunity in my life. I learned many things and achieved many there. The Stephens Centre taught me how to be strong in Christ and how to achieve my goals.”