The Nigeria-based terrorist organization Boko Haram is now notorious throughout the world for the brutality of its attacks. What is less well known is the fact that Islamist nomadic Fulani tribesman are now also engaging in similar activities, burning down villages and launching other kinds of brutal attacks on other Nigerians. In 2016 alone, in the northern Kaduna State, around a thousand people were murdered by Fulani extremists, while hundreds more were injured and dozens of villages burned to the ground. Many of these attacks deliberately targeted Christians, and again and again their churches have been destroyed.
The affected area includes the Diocese of Kafanchan. Yet, despite the difficulties the people face, the Church here has been blessed with numerous vocations. Currently there are 57 young men training for the priesthood in there. But Nigeria is not only suffering from terrorism and violence, but also from a severe economic crisis, with soaring prices, so that the seminary is unable to cover the cost of feeding and training all these young men.
Given these challenging conditions, the rector of seminary turned to ACN for help. We are planning to give $23,500 to help these courageous young seminarians, who are persevering in their vocation despite all the difficulties and dangers they face.
Will you give to support the training of 57 seminarians in Nigeria?
We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers.
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