Across Nigeria people are tuning into the Word of God. From prisons to shops to outdoor spaces people are gathering to listen to audio Bibles in languages such as Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo.
“The area I am standing in used to be known as a place where people came to drink and fight,” says Dauda Shumbi, an evangelist from Taraba, in south eastern Nigeria. “But now everything has changed. Many people are coming here to listen to God’s Word,” he says.
Musa runs a mechanics shop in Ibadan, one of Nigeria’s largest cities. “My shop has become a kind of drop-in centre,” he says. “My friends and customers come here regularly to listen to the Bible. We enjoy it! Many of them would love to have their own copy of the Bible, if they were able to.”
In fact, so many people who have been attending the sessions would now like to have their own Bible, Bible Society is providing Bibles as a follow-up.
This article is from The Word at Work – Autumn 2012
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