God at work amidst tension in Nigeria

Monday, November 9, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Islam vs. Christianity (symbols)The terror unleashed by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon is affecting Bible translation work in the Central African country. But God is still at work there.

Brent Ropp, vice president of operations for Wycliffe Associates, tells OneNewsNow the ministry has had to delay construction on a regional translation and training center in the city of Maroua due to infiltration of the extremists.

"Unfortunately we've had to pull our staff out of Maroua, suspend construction," he laments, "Even Bible translation work has been halted for a period of time because of these Islamic Terrorists that have come across the border primarily from Nigeria and are seeking safe haven in Cameroon, even though the government is opposed to them being there."

However, Ropp says God is doing some amazing things among the Muslim community.

"When they are seeing these jihadist Islamic organization[s] come into their homes and into their towns and terrorizing them because they don't consider them to be good Muslims, they're now confused and conflicted, and they're seeking truth that clearly Islam can't offer," he reports. "And many of them we're finding are turning to Christ."

Wycliff Associates are praying for the people enduring this terror and for wisdom and discernment on how to best support translation efforts taking place there.

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