Answered Prayer! Comfort for Niger’s Persecuted Christians

Nigeriens experience the healing power of Jesus through Bible-based trauma healing

Thank you for praying for our brothers and sisters in Niger.God has been responding with his peace and comfort as communities recover from years of violent terrorist attacks.

Meet Samuel

Samuel* was an assistant pastor living with his wife in a house owned by his church in Niamey. While they were standing in the courtyard of the church, Islamic terrorists came. They destroyed the church and all the buildings in the compound, including Samuel’s home.

That day, Samuel and his wife lost everything. The next few months were unbearable for Samuel. Grief overwhelmed him. Too sad to speak, he began to isolate himself.

Then, Samuel joined a Bible-based trauma healing group. Trauma healing was created to address suffering. This Bible-based approach invites participants to share their stories of pain. Through activities like reading Scripture, drawing pictures, and writing laments, participants begin their journey of healing.

In a healing group, Samuel expressed his suffering. Standing before the cross of Jesus, he surrendered his pain and exchanged it for hope. Then something incredible happened. “That night the Lord touched me … I was like a child with his father.” This encounter with God’s love, healed Samuel’s pain.

Your prayers are helping Nigeriens like Samuel experience the healing power of God’s Word. To date, more than 1,770 people have participated in a trauma healing group. Let’s continue to pray that trauma healing will help Nigeriens be healed from the painful events they’ve endured.

A Prayer of Thanks:

Father, thank you for healing the sadness in Samuel’s heart and replacing it with hope for his future. We pray for all Nigeriens carrying deep wounds in their hearts to encounter Jesus’s peace. Use trauma healing to bring peace and comfort to the nation of Niger.

*Name changed to protect identity.

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