Boko Haram, meaning “Western education is sin,” has been burning homes, destroying villages and kidnapping girls from schools in the northern part of Nigeria since 2009. Pregnant women have had babies ripped out of their wombs, elderly women have been raped, pastors and their families have been burned alive, and entire church congregations have been gunned down in the middle of Sunday services. Nevertheless, the persecuted Church lives on in northern Nigeria.
Since 2002, the LORD raised up Pastor Solomon to begin caring for abandoned, orphaned and disabled children he found as he traveled the country’s jungles to preach the Gospel. By 2012, he already had 700 in a small orphanage called “Home for the Needy” (H4N). Thinking he could take on no more, JESUS brought 2,000 additional children who survived various Boko Haram attacks. These children had watched their parents killed so they could escape into caves and thick forests. They had no food, no water, no families.
When the buses of rescued children arrived at H4N, the children got off the buses, ran to the fields and began eating grass. That is how they survived in the forests.
Today, Pastor Solomon has over 4,000 orphans and hundreds of widows that he cares for at H4N, where they receive the Gospel, discipleship, education, food and shelter.
Their biggest need is food and education. Will you join us in meeting their needs?