Moody Adams There is a new, different miracle to celebrate this Christmas season.
In May, I received an email from Maila Odah, a total stranger, in the terror ravaged country of Nigeria, Africa. Somehow he heard of our Bible Schools when his country was desperate for education to train the country’s Christian leaders.
Through the new communication of the Internet, I sent the first year courses to him and I just received the news that he has already started four schools.
He writes: “The school work is in progress and studies too, we have the following centers for studies, GOMBE CENTER, KALTUNGO CENTER, KWARGE CENTER, ANDAHA CENTER. God is helping us with the studies. We have pastors who are heading the teaching and they are doing a good job.” (He asks if we would like pictures of the schools.)
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, with 184 million inhabitants. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century.
Maila Odah is a mighty soldier of the cross in a Muslim ravaged country. He is courageously spreading the Gospel in the midst of horrible killings by Boca Haram, a branch of Islam.
“In a Boko Haram attack, children were burned alive in Nigeria. Witnesses said that suspected Boko Haram fighters firebombed huts and opened fire on civilians on Saturday evening in the village of Dalori, leaving bullet-ridden and charred bodies strewn across the streets. Witnesses said that they heard the screams of children burning to death as huts and homes were razed to the ground. The war waged by Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people in six years and driven 2.3 million people from their homes. The UN children's agency says up to one million children have been forced out of school.” (Aljazeera reports)
"Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dorm rooms in the Northern Nigerian town of Chibok. The missing girls captured the world’s attention and launched the hashtag campaign #bringbackourgirls. Just this past week, “Nightline” Anchor Juju Chang travelled with Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, through three African countries, Chad, Cameroon & Nigeria, to report from the front lines in the battle against African jihad." (ABC News)
The God who sent Jesus into the world is the only One who could have injected our Bible schools into such a country. There had never been any contact between us and Nigeria.
Thanks to the small group of dedicated Christians supporting these schools.