Rebuilding Hope

…for the Body of Christ in Nigeria

Many Christians have been killed in Nigeria and many churches have been bombed or burned to the ground.

Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) asked our Regional Coordinator (RC) for West Africa, how can we bring hope to these battered brothers and sisters in the Lord? He told us the believers in Nigeria feel abandoned by the global Church. The best thing we, in the West, could do to encourage them, he said, would be to help them rebuild their churches—the center of their communities.

When this need was presented to all the MAI Regional Coordinators from around the world, their response was unanimous: “If MAI can spread the word to the Western churches, it would be a valid use of our staff to help organize the disbursement of resources to those on the ground in Nigeria. It would give them hope and encouragement.”

Dr. David Mains, friend of MAI and Christian media evangelist, has offered to travel to Nigeria to document the present need and be the spokesperson to raise awareness to the American church.

Plans are being made to form local committees for each church’s rebuilding project—committees that may later introduce Community Health Evangelism (CHE) to the area. A CHE Vision Seminar will be held in each affected area. The church rebuilding project can double as a springboard for growing CHE throughout Nigeria.

Our goal is not only to motivate the North American churches, but the churches in Nigeria as well. God has already provided key contacts with strategic Christian leaders in Nigeria who have expressed interest in raising money to help their countryman.

It is time to bring encouragement to the Nigerian body of Christ and remind them the Church stands with them! Will you join us in Rebuilding Hope?

 

 

 

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Pray
I will pray. [Pray that God will be completely in control of every decision and step of this journey. Pray that our brothers and sisters in Nigeria may be strengthened to represent our Master well, even under such difficult circumstances.] Please send me updates and additional prayer requests.

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Give
I will support my brothers and sisters in Nigeria and help rebuild their churches and communities.

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Get Involved
I want to do more. Send me a copy of the DVD Nigeria’s Cry to be used by my church/group. A PDF prayer/response card can be reproduced by downloading the master here. The video Nigeria’s Cry is also available for viewing below.

 

Learn More


News from Nigeria

 
Wednesday, June 25:
Deadly blast rocks Nigerian capital

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, kills at least 21 people and injures 52 more.

Wednesday, April 16:

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

Sunday, April 13:

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

What is Boko Haram?

NPR Broadcast discusses "What is Boko Haram, and what is the group's primary goal?"

Christian Post Reporter:

Boko Haram explains why it kills Christians, desire for an Islamic Nigeria

Resources

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Dr. Mains interviewed on thetheDove.us

 

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