Pray for 25 Widows Starting Small Businesses


Attacks on Christians in Nigeria have left hundreds of widows with no way of supporting their families. VOM is providing 25 widows in Yobe state, Nigeria, with training and financial support to begin small businesses, after Boko Haram attacked their village. At a recent meeting with the widows, a VOM worker prayed for them, noting that the funds to start the small businesses come from Christians around the world. Many of the widows shared their gratitude, including Mary Philips who said, "The Lord has come to our rescue."

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