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Dear Friends,

The barrage of indiscriminate attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon is continuing. The governments of the world seem uninterested in providing any tangible solutions for prevention.

Our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are dying because of the lawlessness and disregard for Christian lives in these countries.

Former Muslim Fulani herdsmen who have come to Christ, recount stories of their families encouraging them to kill Christians. Men as young as 18 can account for killing more than 20 Christians with the help and support of their families and friends. Christians are randomly chosen and killed, because of their faith.

Amid this fear and darkness where precious lives are almost daily lost, Voice of the Martyrs stands in prayer, unity and support of pastors, Bible schools, discipleship schools and fellow believers, who vehemently stand firm in the faith. In the face of these deliberate attacks, God is moving mightily, changing and softening the most hardened hearts into repentant lovers of Christ.

The stories in this edition remind us that there is salvation in Christ alone. From near impossible situations, God is able to turn despair into hope in Him.

My prayer is that these accounts will challenge you to continue to pray for fellow believers in these featured countries as they face immeasurable challenges, albeit always striving to seek God’s face for their help and redemption. I have met new Muslim background believers, hungry for the Word of God and committed to return to where they have come from, putting themselves in the path of danger, to share what Jesus has done for them.

Please uphold the nations of Nigeria and Cameroon in your devotions and prayer time as we hold onto the belief that change will come and Christ’s name will be glorified across these nations.

“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6

God bless.
Tony Benjamin