Ask a VOM Worker Story
Published on June 9th, 2014
A VOM worker who recently returned from a trip to encourage persecuted Christians in Nigeria had the following comments about her life and work.
Question: What did you do on your trip to Nigeria?
Answer: We encouraged and prayed with multiple Nigerian widows and trained them to do the same with their friends and church family. We ministered to five teenage girls at the Stephen Center, so they could minister to others. All of them had a father killed.
Radical Muslims often attack Christians and others in Nigeria, leaving many women without husbands and children without fathers. The Stephen Center, supported by The Voice of the Martyrs, is a home and school for children whose families have been attacked.
Question: What are some of the struggles faced by Nigerian Christians?
Answer: One girl said it was a joy for her to live at the Stephen Center. Now she can sleep without fear of being attacked in the night. Many Nigerian Christians are afraid. They don’t know when an attack might come to their village.
Many are very poor and don’t have enough food or clothes or fees to go to school.
Question: What should we pray for Nigerian Christians?
Answer: Pray for safety, but also for courage and boldness to be lights in the darkness.