Nigeria: Terrorists Seek Forgiveness
Boko Haram is a group of violent Muslim fighters who attack Christians, churches, villages, and houses. They have kidnapped children and driven families from their homes.
But a surprising event happened in May. Seventeen Boko Haram fighters said they realized that Boko Haram is “serving the course of the devil.” They turned themselves in to the Nigerian military and asked for forgiveness for the pain they had caused others.
The fighters said they had been forced to join Boko Haram after their town was raided four years ago. Now they want out.
The former fighters are not yet Christians. Pray they will also surrender to Jesus and follow Him. Pray that more fighters will give up their violent ways. Pray for true peace for Nigerians.
To Talk About
*If you were a Nigerian Christian, would you want to forgive the fighters who left their violent lifestyles?
*Is there anyone that you think does not deserve forgiveness?
*Do you know any Bible verses about forgiveness?