“Sometimes, I feel like the captain of a sinking ship,” began Pastor Daniel. In northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram swept through like a plague, Pastor Daniel Dogo Awayi’s church and congregation suffered and still continue to face horrific violence on a daily basis. Following Christ in that part of the world means risking everything including one’s life. Many of Pastor Daniel’s church members have lost not only their homes but even their lives, and many have fled the region altogether.
From the world’s point of view, Pastor Daniel’s ship is surely sinking, but in reality it is riding one of the strongest currents, because persecution yielded to sincere prayer and true fellowship. Nigerian Christians who have fallen into a spiritual “sleep” are now being shaken awake, and Pastor Daniel warns us to remain alert for Satan is a roaring lion looking to devour the unsuspecting.
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