by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A group of missionaries from the Afri-Mission and Evangelism Network (AMEN) in Abuja, Nigeria have told how, believing they were about to be murdered, they led to Christ the very men who had come to kill them, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
In an interview with the Chrisitan Post, AMEN President Oscar Amaechina said the group of missionaries were out ministering to people when they were approached by a band of men with murderous intent. “They confessed that they were there to kill us, ” Amaechina said. “We saw them with their machetes, we saw them with their swords, and we believed that that was our last breath. We thought we were going to take our last breath and go.”
Even as they prepared to die, Amaechina and his missionary team determined to bless their enemies.“We gave them rice, gave them spaghetti, gave them cream and soup … and they moved away from us,” he recalled. “They returned, and one of their leaders spoke to us through an interpreter and said, ‘We were here to kill you. Since we are poor, no one has ever given us gifts, but because of these gifts, we want to become Christians.’”
The missionaries were astounded that the men who came to kill them had a complete change of heart. “I couldn’t believe it,” Amaechina “And we led them to Christ. It was wonderful, it was awesome and it was an eye-opener. Since that day, we have never resisted showing kindness. There’s power in kindness and love. And that is what we believe in ministry.”
Established in 2007, the Afri-Mission and Evangelism Network is a consortium comprising mission-minded churches and Christian organizations that work to advance the Kingdom of God by reaching the unreached people groups in Northern Nigeria with the Gospel.
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