Written by Judy Davis
The first Sunday in November has been marked as a Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Of course, praying for the persecuted church is always good and continues throughout November and the year.
Trinity Global Missions reaches far and wide to serve the persecuted church. Our missionaries serve this body of believers throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. With over 100 years of combined service to our brothers and sisters in these regions their depth of expertise and understanding of the challenges facing our brethren bless and strengthen the churches within these areas.
Recently one of our missionaries in South Africa, Jay Stoms, introduced us to a student from the church in Nigeria, suffering under the violence directed toward believers there.
“Next month one of our dear friends will be returning to his home country. Pastor Bulus Makama is a Nigerian Pastor in a denomination (ECWA, founded by SIM) with over 5 million members. Bulus’ father was martyred in a Sharia uprising in 2000 and his death was instrumental in Bulus being called to ministry. After several years in ministry, Bulus came to Stellenbosch to further his education and recently successfully defended his PhD in July.
Bulus has been active in our student ministry which he says has helped him both spiritually and socially. It has helped him to make friends with other internationals such as Van and Iris from the Philippines and John Stanley, a fellow Nigerian, and several others. He said that during the lockdown he looked forward to the Thursday / Friday Zoom meetings because it helped him with loneliness and it was a source of spiritual refreshment. Bulus has been waiting to return to Nigeria since the only flights out of South Africa are government-arranged flights. We helped Bulus some and he raised the rest of the needed funds and now he has a reserved seat on an October flight. He’s really looking forward to returning to his family and to the pastoral ministry back in Nigeria.”
Pray for Bulus and his ministry. Give thanks that we directly impact the persecuted church through the faithful service of our missionaries.
For more general information about and prayer for the persecuted church see: