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FIRST COURSE: Nigeria
For your FIRST COURSE we suggest pasta. Why? Because pasta is among the food items which Open Doors partners distribute in Nigerian refugee camps. (Along with rice, powdered milk, nutritional drinks, hygiene supplies and a lot more.)
"We will serve the Lord"
Christians and churches are under attack in Nigeria. In this film we hear from church leaders, widows, and fathers of some of the girls abducted from Chibok.
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How big is your family?
A family-friendly video. Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a family of 45 children! This child-friendly video shows how persecution affects some children in Nigeria.
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Prepare your table with these two placemat designs. Placemats for adults/teens include a quiz, real-life story, Bible verse, and discussion question. Children's placemats include a picture to colour in, a real-life story, an easy-to-read version of the Bible verse, and a short prayer.
The Open Doors Prayer Diary comes out every month. The March Prayer Diary includes prayer points for Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, together with a story of answered prayer from North Korea.
You can support persecuted Christians in Nigeria by writing to them. Read more about the Kura family and the Elisha family here and send a message of encouragement.
Choose any pasta dish you like. Our partners distribute packs of dried spaghetti, so a good old Spag Bol would be fine. Here are some options: Spaghetti Bolognese , Nigerian Jollof Spaghetti , 23 Nigerian Foods The Whole World Should Know And Love .
Nigeria is number 12 on the Open Doors World Watch List 2017. For more background information, check out the World Watch List section of our website where you can find detailed, country-specific information on the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to live as a Christian.
You can also order your free copy of the Open Doors World Watch Guide 2017, read about the latest global trends in persecution and discover the four responses to persecution. Do you dive and survive, register and submit, flee and live, or stay and die?