Religious persecution in U.S.? Try Nigeria

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Boko Haram in NigeriaThe leader of an international radio ministry is calling Christians in America to wake up to the reality of the global persecution that fellow believers are facing on a daily basis.

Don Shenk, who serves as the director of The Tide ministry serving the persecuted Church, says that it is important for American Christians to be aware of the atrocities being committed against believers in other parts of the world.  He gave Nigeria as an example, where his ministry has recorded and broadcasted Gospel radio programming for a decade, noting that thousands of Christians have been slaughtered there over the last couple of years. 

Shenk impressed now – more than ever – those persecuted in Nigeria need America’s prayers.

"Nigerian Christians need our prayers because they are – many of them daily – facing persecution or the threat of persecution, so living with fear," he shared.

Shenk told OneNewsNow that American Christians have no idea what it is like to live with fear on a daily basis.

"It’s there in the back of their minds: 'Is somebody watching me?’ ‘Is today the day that I go to church and a group is going to come in?’ ‘Is today the day that my children go to school and they're kidnapped, and I might not see them again?'" the ministry leader noted.

Shenk also insisted that American Christians need to push in whatever way they can to see true freedom “because Christ does give freedom but we in the world need to have governments that recognize and also reflect that freedom."

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