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Christians living in Nigeria are under the constant threat of persecution by Boko Haram. In a recent video Abu Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram tells Christians, “We don’t care about that religion of yours.” At the end of the video the dances and chants, “Christians, you are in trouble; Christians you are in trouble.”

These are not empty threats either. Human Rights Watch reports that they have killed 2,053 people in 95 attacks in the first half of 2014.

If we can’t do anything else, we can pray for these brothers and sisters who face this terror. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

--World, August 23, 2014 p. 14

Matthew 5:10 (NASB) "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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