West­min­ster vigil for Nige­rian school­girls

The Church of England - - News -

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.

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