This picture was a part of a tweet, tweeted by Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. They have, for approximately five years now, been working to lift up those in poverty and violence all over Nigeria, with the goal to “lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years.”
While this is an admirable goal, it hasn’t helped much. Boko Haram is still kidnapping children and ransacking towns; Fulani Herdsmen ares still hurting different Nigerian towns over land. While many people are much closer to being a first-world country in the south of Nigeria, Northern Nigeria has a long way to go.
It brings me to believe this notion: No one can have true prosperity unless they have Christ. So many Christians in Nigeria are being murdered, leaving behind widows and orphans. While Nigeria is doing it’s best to protect villages and defeat Boko Haram, it needs the power and strength of Jesus to continue this good work.
A nation is nothing without the Lord. May the local, Bible-believing Churches in Nigeria reach out to those in need, those in distress, and those needing Hope. May they share Christ and care for the needs of the people around them in a practical manner. Truly, may revival break out all over Nigeria!
It is the worldwide Church’s job to spread the Gospel, bringing those who are desperate Good News and the means to stay alive. While the Nigerian government has a lot to do with this, the Church does as well, if not more so. May Nigeria prosper as the Gospel is sent out, giving life to those who are everywhere, from being in extreme poverty to being as first-world as possible. Because honestly, we all need the Gospel– poor by the world’s standards, or rich. 🔹
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Please pray for…
- A revival to break out in Nigeria! May the Gospel to be sent out to all Nigerians.
- The local churches in Nigeria; that they would be able to supply people with the Gospel and practical supplies for living, as much as possible.
- The prosperity and peace of Nigeria.
- The success of this endeavor made by the Nigerian government.
- The end of Boko Haram.
Thank you for all of your prayers and support!