The Islamic State continues to grow and get more organized in West Africa. The group has seized a lot of territory, especially in Chad, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Read more here.
Greg Musselman of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada says other terrorist groups in Africa look up to the Islamic State, and many times even partner with it. “They’re just looking at places in Africa where there’s a lot of social problems, economic problems, and corruption. They see these young men, especially, that are targets for them. And many of them say, ‘No, we don’t want to get involved in these extremist groups.’ But they are just getting wooed in by this group. They’re either forced in or they’re lured in.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to stabilize these West African countries, stopping the growth of the Islamic State.
- Pray the Churches in these regions will thrive and challenge the Islamic State through the Love of Jesus.