Nigeria - Why We Work Through The Church

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By Beth Westwood | 7 August 2017

The famine sweeping across Africa has been labelled as part of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War ll. And in Nigeria, Christians are some of those suffering the most. Basic needs like food aid and emergency relief is being denied to those who follow Jesus.

We are committed to making a difference, but we may do it a little differently than you might think.

We Work With The Church

Why? Because they know their need. Local Christians understand what is needed to see their church and their community strengthened.

While we provide practical support and emergency relief, everything we do is to see the gospel spread. We believe Jesus is the only solution to this world’s brokenness and it’s a long term vision for the local church within countries to transform their nation from the inside out.

The Local Church In Nigeria

Pastor Amos leads a church in Lassa, Nigeria. People here are suffering from the famine and the ongoing persecution they face from Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Because of your support, Open Doors has been able to deliver food aid and see the church be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Images: Families receive food packs of 100kg of maize and 50kg of beans

“We are so grateful for this food aid.” Said Pastor Amos. “Please tell the people who gave towards this aid that we will never forget what they have done for us. This aid you gave us will last people up to three months. We have never experienced such help.

“You have done what the church in Lassa could not do because we have become so weak–you have demonstrated God’s concern for them. You have demonstrated the love of God. On Sunday, people came to church en masse to praise God. And they thank the people who provided this aid.”

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