Nigeria – No More Sorrow!
Violence against Christians in northern and central Nigeria has been brutal, bloody and merciless. Since 2009, when the terrorist group Boko Haram launched its armed insurgency, thousands of civilians have been slaughtered. Church leaders fear that despite government efforts to curb the violence Christians are still as vulnerable to attack as ever before. With general elections due in February 2015 it is feared that Christians living in marginal electoral seats could be targeted and driven out by Islamist extremists.
This year Release International is launching a campaign on behalf of these vulnerable Christians to urge the Nigerian Government to provide comprehensive and effective protection ahead of and during the election period.
DOWNLOAD THE SONG…
The video that accompanies our campaign song No More Sorrow is now available. Click on the screen below to watch. Please share on your Facebook page and other social media.
The song was written by worship leader and songwriter Noel Robinson and Release Potential team member Lyanna Austin and features the amazing vocal talents of a number of Nigerian worship leaders based in the UK.
It can be bought through iTunes for 79p.
You can also download and this flyer to advertise the song to your friends and in your church. The flyer has a QR code which will enable you to download the song directly from iTunes.
A song that changes lives
Our proceeds from the song will support Release partner Stefanos Foundation’s efforts to provide emergency relief to victims of extremist attack, eg, buckets containing necessities such as food, toiletries and blankets. These cost around £24 and can provide for a family of six for up to four weeks.
Many Christians in Nigeria live with the threat of violence – and that threat is growing as extremists and militants step up their attacks. Please stand with Nigerian Christians by committing to pray for their nation for 31 days, using this special prayer guide which can be downloaded by clicking here or on the image, left.
Release chief executive Paul Robinson said: ‘Christians – men, women and children – have suffered shocking violence at the hands of extremists in Nigeria and it doesn’t look like ending any time soon. With the elections around the corner the fear is that attacks against government institutions and Christians will increase as militants attempt to influence the outcome. Please join us in this vital campaign by praying and telling others so that they can raise their voices too. Too many Christians have been murdered, injured, bereaved and traumatised. They need our help. Please join them in praying for an end to the suffering in Nigeria.’