One of our classmates and brothers in Christ recently returned home to Nigeria to begin his ministry and newly-married life. Only weeks later violence broke out in the nearby city of Jos when around 200 Muslim youths began harassing Christians on their way to and from church on Sunday. Reports on Jan 18 said at least 20 died in the incident; by the 19th the figures had risen to almost 150… plus at least five churches set on fire. More details can be found here (Anglican) and here (Charisma) and here (Reuters).
Requesting prayers for peace and for changed hearts. As one pray-er wrote, “shine Jesus shine, fill Jos with the Father’s glory…”