I have copied a couple of emails regarding Randy (below) who is currently in Nigeria and needs our prayers.
(From Tim): “I got up this morning with Randy on my mind and heart, so I sent him an email to let him knowing that we are praying for him. Below is his response. As you read, keep in mind that Randy has been to a lot of dangerous places as we all have, but this is most serious. I might add that this is the headquarters for Boko Haram whose main goal is to "purify Islam in Northern Nigeria." Since their current insurgency in 2009, they have killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and are ranked as the world's deadliest terror group. Isn't it interesting that we so often find the greatest hunger where there is the greatest persecution, poverty, and suffering? Here is Randy's email:”
Thank you for the prayers. This is the most dangerous place I have ever been and the place with the most hunger for God’s Word! They have assigned a special guard to my hotel to watch out for me only, and they tell me never to come out of my room unless one of them has knocked on my door. And of course, I have no worries at all.
Beyond all of this, people are more than eager to learn. We planned for 100 and 260 have shown up. We don’t have enough manuals and the people are begging for them. We always say it is not about numbers, and this is still true, but these numbers show how hungry the people are. Most missionaries never come here, but God has so blessed us to send us here. And I do mean US! We are all together in this great work! I am planning to come back the last week of June for a follow up after I finish three weeks at the seminary in Jos.
Let us rejoice and let’s keep praying! Overwhelmed by God grace and love!
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