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Missionary Spotlight – Nigeria revisited
October 2002
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight – Nigeria revisited

Nigeria is a country of contrasts. It is vibrant with life and activity, and yet shows enormous differences in lifestyle.   In the cities begging and corruption exist alongside splendid buildings (usually mosques). Many are being reached, but there are still whole tribes who have not heard the gospel of Christ. People flock to the churches, but there is much superficial ceremony and a great need for sound Bible teaching. Visits   Three of us from the UK landed in Abuja on 28 June and stayed with a Christian family over the weekend. We preached at churches in Abuja and conducted Creation meetings. On the...

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Missionary Spotlight : Nigeria: a satanic attack
October 2002
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight : Nigeria: a satanic attack

The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ recently stirred up an attack from the kingdom of darkness in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.   A ‘mystic’ woman, a Prophetess of the ‘Cherubim and Seraphim Eternal Sacred Order’, lives in front of our church (Christ’s Reformed Church), with a fence between us as the boundary. Her ‘church’ burns candles and incense to angels, and its adherents wear white clothes and walk about in bare feet. Livelihood   Before we started our church, many people consulted this woman for the purpose of divination, and to obtain magic potions to promote their business, marriage, health, fertility etc. Initially, the woman...

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Missionary Spotlight – Nigerian churches today
October 2001
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight – Nigerian churches today

A century ago our nation was in deep darkness. Superstition ruled and Satan was worshipped. Sacrifices were offered to deities in rivers, trees and rocks. The creature was worshipped rather than the Creator.   The earliest attempts by missionaries to penetrate Nigeria soon resulted in two missionary societies withdrawing from the area, after the death of 11 and 71 missionaries respectively mainly due to mosquito-borne disease. The West African Coast had become ‘the white man’s grave’. However, Nigeria was conquered at last largely through the work of black Jamaican missionaries, and the gospel spread like wildfire. The Acts of the Apostles repeated itself among our...

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Missionary Spotlight – The ‘Christian’ scene in S. E. Nigeria
November 2000
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight – The ‘Christian’ scene in S. E. Nigeria

‘The New Jerusalem Hairdresser’s’, ‘The Heavenly Bakeries’, ‘The Mount Zion Hotel’ — everywhere you see evidence of a past influence of Christianity. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ or ‘I’m covered by the blood’ is often painted on the front of lorries, while on the back is painted some Muslim slogan! It seems that whatever helps, goes.   There are thousands and thousands of ‘churches’ — perhaps a small village will have nine or ten different ones. Within five miles of the centre of a nearby town, there are estimated to be 500 churches. These churches divide roughly into two different kinds, independent and Western-type churches....

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