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International Dinner and Appeal for Nigerian Persecuted Church

International Dinner and Appeal for Nigerian Persecuted Church --Speaker Rev. Sikabiya, Ishaya Samson (Hildi, Nigeria-LIVE Zoom) Friday, June 10, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm Zion Lutheran Church 241 5th. Ave. N., Hopkins, MN Suggested donation $25/person, Couples $35 (3 or more people in same family $50) All proceeds go to Open Doors and ITDAL* Translation Team *Initiative for the Translation and Development of African Languages Margi Language, has about 5,000,000 native speakers in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. for questions or to schedule an interview, email: [email protected] ---More Information--- Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. The current population of Nigeria is 215,369,176 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 216,746,934. -Nigeria is the deadliest country for believers-an average of 13 Christian deaths each day- or one every 2 hours. -an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria since 2010. 470 Christian buildings have been destroyed ZOOM -Rev. Sikabiya Ishaya Samson--Languages Programmes Manager (ITDAL) www.margitnt.org -Andy Minch--Wycliffe Bible Translator -Randy Groff--Wycliffe Bible Translator Cities -Hildi: population ~15,000-35,000 (about 85-90% Christian, 15-10% Muslim) -Jos: population ~942,167 Language/People -Hausa Hausa was an official language of the northern states up to 1967. It is the most widely spoken language, although English is the official language of Nigeria. In the North of Nigeria the people are mainly Fulani and Hausa. The former are traditionally nomadic cattle herders, the latter settled cultivators; both groups are predominantly Muslim. -Margi Margi Language, has about 5,000,000 native speakers in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. Marghi people live in Nigeria’s provinces of Borno, Adamawa and Gombe. Some live in Cameroon or Chad. Population is about 284.000. Largest religion is Islam (98%) Sources: https://www.101lasttribes.com/tribes/margi.html https://dbpedia.org/page/Margi_language https://www.britannica.com/place/Nigeria/Languages Turner, B. (2013). Nigeria. In: Turner, B. (eds) The Statesman’s Yearbook. The Statesman’s Yearbook. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-59643-0_288 https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/nigeria-population Open Doors-Proposal Spring 2022, Rebuild churches, lives and hope in Africa CRUX: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-africa/2020/08/nigeria-is-becoming-worlds-biggest-killing-ground-of-christians

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