We send bundles of Bible lessons to Nigeria and Ghana for distribution into public schools. Nigeria is undergoing a revival right now. Nigeria is also undergoing major persecution from Islam. Christians are being murdered for their faith. Nigeria is also a very poor country, and is the source of many scams, but we don't want to deny the fact the God is working in Nigeria in mighty ways!
Today we received a letter from a young man in Nigeria. It is sad, my first reaction was "oh no, another scam" not "PRAISE GOD! Look at what the Lord is doing in Nigeria!" :
In the Lord Jesus,
The grace and peace of Christ be with your precious Ministries.
One of your biblical leaflets that were shared in our school has touched and changed the lives of 90 Brothers and Sisters. Some Evangelist came to our school last year and distributed different types of tract, leaflet and booklets to student. After memorizing the content in the leaflet been gave to us. We realized that we all are lost sinners and only Jesus can save. So today only 90 of us decided to give our live to Christ Jesus is now our Lord and Saviour. We have now started going to church departing from sins. Telling others about Jesus but our main problem now is just that 90 of us don’t have Bibles to read God’s word and continue in our new Found Faith and also use our bibles at hand to preach Christ to other lost souls brother. That is why we decided to write you in this way. And to request 90 Bibles for our daily and spiritual growth. Dear brother in the Lord. Time cannot permit me I could have listed all the names of the 90 Brother and Sisters. But however we seriously need your help for 90 Bibles because we all don’t have. Please kindly send to 90 of us. 90 (Ninety) complete Holy Bibles, Leaflets and Literatures. We all are praying for your ministry.
Yours Brothers & Sisters in Christ
Oyo State, Nigeria
Please pray for us as we contact this young man. If 90 young people did indeed get saved, we would like to help them, but sending 90 Bibles to Nigeria is a major problem for several reasons.
- The Bibles themselves are expensive.
- The cost of sending a packet of Bible lessons is $50-$100 – 90 Bibles could literally cost a thousand dollars or more.
- This could be a scam to get Bibles to sell.
- If we shipped 90 Bibles, the odds of them actually getting to the person we shipped them to are not very good.
So – please pray for us – to have discernment as we contact this brother. Pray that the Lord will open our eyes and hearts to their needs. If required, pray the Lord will provide the finances and contacts to get the resources these new brothers and sisters require to help evangelize their country. The Lord put this man in contact with us for a reason….