When Islamic militants Boko Haram invaded Ayuba’s* village in Nigeria, they captured his father and asked if he was a Muslim or Christian. “Christian,” he said. The militants killed him on the spot.
Ayuba discovered that a local man had helped Boko Haram identify their targets, and Ayuba was determined to kill him. But after attending a trauma centre run by Open Doors local partners, a remarkable transformation happened. “Now I have forgiven totally,” he says. “I have learned to leave everything at the feet of Jesus.”
The money you raise will help provide trauma care and emergency relief for Christians like Ayuba facing rising violence in sub-Saharan Africa.
I had such fun doing the Oxford Half Marathon! The route is mostly flat and there are crowds on pretty much every road, so there's no shortage of encouragement. And to complete the race passing some of Oxford's most beautiful and famous landmarks was a real treat and the perfect impetus to finish well!
- Tim Bechervaise
Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
Together, we can reach those where persecution hits hardest.