NIGER: Mob Torches Churches After Mosque Sermon
  • 10 July 2019

A mob of Muslim radicals attacked two churches in Niger’s third largest city on 13 June following an imam’s inflammatory message. The protestors burned an Assemblies of God church in the Zaria neighbourhood, along with the pastor’s car, as well as the Life to the Full Christian Church. The imam in Zaria had denounced a […]

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NIGER: Persecution is Fertiliser for the Gospel
  • 04 April 2019

A VOM partner ministry worked with 144 evangelists in Niger last year, providing discipleship training and opportunities to help them support themselves. The evangelists then visited communities throughout the country, sharing the Gospel and teaching people about Jesus. As those hearing the Gospel began to place their faith in Christ, some were threatened or expelled […]

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NIGER: Five New Churches in Two Years
  • 29 November 2018

Christian workers on the ground in Niger report a chain reaction of disciple-making over the last two years. One man who went through a VOM-sponsored church planting program went on to share the Gospel with seven others. After those seven people were well-developed in their faith, they each went to seven different villages to share […]

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NIGER: Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped
  • 19 October 2017

The teenage daughter of a pastor was kidnapped on 16 October in Diffa, south-eastern Niger, in what appears to be the first targeted kidnapping of a Christian by Boko Haram-affiliated militants in the West African nation. Aphodiya Garba Maida, 17, daughter of a pastor with the EERN (Église Évangélique de la République du Niger), was […]

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NIGER: Pray for Christina as She Witnesses to Muslims
  • 03 May 2017

After attending a VOM-led training session with her husband, ‘Christina Saleh’ has begun to meet with women in four villages, teaching Christians and witnessing to Muslims. Before attending the training session, Christina had been afraid to openly share the Gospel. Muslim women had frightened her by showing her the graves of missionaries, and some vendors […]

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