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Pray for a Change of Heart

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The Quran is the Muslim holy book. Chapter 4, Verse 157 of the Quran says, “[They claimed]…’We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God,’ but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them…” (Sura 4:157, Yusuf Ali translation).

So Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified. During the Easter season, pray that Muslims will understand that Jesus died, rose again, and conquered death. Pray especially for radical Muslims who persecute Christians.

We know that persecutors can repent and become followers of Jesus. Read the following story about a Muslim in Nigeria who had a change of heart.

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Snack and Share

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Some of the snacks that Nigerian kids enjoy are made of corn and peanuts. Try the corn and peanut snack recipe below. Can you share the snack with a Sunday school class or other group and tell them about Christian kids in Nigeria? Enter “Nigeria” in the search box on this site to find stories and information to share.

Recipe

  1. Thaw 2 cups of frozen corn to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Spread out the thawed corn in a layer on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake until the corn is light brown and starting to dry out (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  5. Remove the corn from the oven and let it cool.
  6. Put the corn in a bowl, and mix in 2 cups of peanuts.
  7. Sprinkle salt on top.

Keep the snack mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve and eat it.


A Testimony from Nigeria

Watch the video to hear about a man who was strengthened in his faith by persecution.


Brave Christian Saves Children from Bomb

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Awuna’s hand was injured by the bomb

Awuna was working as a volunteer at a hospital in Nigeria when he heard gunshots outside. Christians are often attacked in Nigeria, so Awuna decided to go home where he would be safer.

As he rode his motorbike toward his house, he remembered that it was Friday. The children at his church would be practicing for a Sunday school program. Instead of going home, Awuna went to the church.

When he got to the church, the children were crying. Awuna saw a can in the church with a wire hanging out of the opening. Awuna had never seen a bomb, but he thought the can might be dangerous to the children. He picked it up to throw it out the window. Awuna didn’t stop to think that it might hurt him. The bomb exploded in his hand.

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Grace in Nigeria

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Workers from The Voice of the Martyrs recently went to Nigeria where they visited with Christians who have suffered in attacks by radical Muslims. Read more about their visit in the previous post, Nigeria: Visit Cut Short.

Four-year-old Grace (see photo) was one of the people injured in an attack. Her mother carried Grace on her back as the ran away from the Muslims, but the Muslims were able to get close enough to injure Grace’s arm. As a result of the attack, Grace is missing one arm.

Grace is now 6 years old, and she started going to school, but had to quit when she needed more medical care for her arm. She will continue to receive care as she needs it.

Nigerian Christians remain strong in their faith in God, and depend on him to comfort and care for them. Thank God for their faithful example to the Muslims around them. Pray for Grace and other Christians who are recovering from injuries. Pray for Grace’s future, education, health, and for her to always have joy in the Lord.