NIGERIA – ‘His Cemetery Was Full of Victims’: Group Helps Americans ‘Adopt’ Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

July 26, 2019 | CBN | Mark Martin


Leaders with “Save the Persecuted Christians” are on a mission to help Americans “adopt” persecuted Christians in war-torn Nigeria – by praying for them and bringing awareness to their struggles.

STPC is an educational charity that advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians worldwide.

One advisory board member wants Americans to reach out to Nigerian Christians living in a country where persecution is common and intense.

“We wanted to help (Nigerians) get sustenance and support outside the government for their long-term survival,” said Douglas Burton, the leader of the non-profit Prayer News Network and War Desk News, a citizen journalism project with the goal of bringing to light stories of persecution. 

Burton worked as a State Department official in Iraq from 2005 to 2007, where he helped bring together American civil society organizations with those in Iraq wanting a fresh start.

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