Westminster vigil for Nigerian schoolgirls
NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS from a number of churches gathered at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on Monday evening to pray for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren.
A Prayer Vigil was held from 7-9pm. It had been organised by Black Majority churches, many with a large Nigerian membership, with the support of the Evangelical Alliance.
Before the Vigil, Pastor Jonathan Oloyede urged all Christians to come and pray for the kidnapped girls. “This is a heartbreaking situation,” he said, “and we urge everyone to pray for all those who are persecuted and oppressed based on religion.”
He said the story was developing and thanked the media for keeping it in the news.
Steve Clifford, Director of the Evangelical Alliance, said the Prayer Vigil was a chance for the Church in the UK to show solidarity with Christians from Nigeria.
The organisers appealed for donations to be sent to the families of victims in Nigeria. Christian Concern donated administrative support so all of the donations could be sent to Nigeria.