Christians in Africa fleeing death, need help

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

You can help people impacted by violence in Africa. 

Dozens of churches have been burned in Niger following a depiction of Mohammed in the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. Pastors have also lost their homes and Christians have been injured or killed.

Cameron Thomas with International Christian Concern calls the situation "deplorable."

"We have Christians who literally, all they have to their name at this point, are the clothes on their back," he tells OneNewsNow.

Boko Haram thugsVery basic needs will need to distributed, he says, including blankets, clothing and water.

The story isn't much better in Nigeria, where the radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram (pictured at right) is blamed for thousands of murders in just the last two weeks. That's on top of a series of attacks that have Christians and non-Christians with little to nothing.

Thomas recommends people stay tuned and in touch with organizations that serve the persecuted church worldwide, predicting campaigns to help fellow Christians will be announced in coming days. 

"A coalition is being built to be able to serve these people in their time of need," he says. "Making a small donation, even just to provide for food, water or clothing, or perhaps a place to stay, a shelter for people to keep their heads under in this horrific time, that's going to be what's critical."

Thomas says we can also pray. International Christian Concern is signing up prayer warriors for 2015.

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