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Nigeria: Facing Imminent Death, Christian Pastor Tells Muslim Executioners ‘I Will Never Deny My Savior’


When killers made their stand this man of God made known his own …

Matthew 16:24-25, “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.’”

Romans 5:3-4, “And not only [that], but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

Charisma News – “On May 14, in plain view of his wife and one daughter, the Rev. Faye Pama Musa, general overseer of the Rhema Assembly International Church and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, was gunned down by suspected Boko Haram Islamic terrorist members.

A month later, Open Doors workers visited his widow, Mercy, at her home in Maiduguri. The widow and mother of four warmly received the visitors into her house.

When she sat down to speak to Open Doors workers, she burst into tears. ‘True friendship is what I am seeing today,’ she said. ‘How did you manage to come to Maiduguri at this dangerous time when people are vacating the city? You are most welcome here in Jesus’ name. I am so happy to see you again.’

The events of the evening of May 14 will never be forgotten. Musa, Mercy and some of their children were home. While Mercy was preparing supper, Zion, a daughter who was sitting outside, noticed three armed men jumping the fence. She ran into the living room to alert her father. Musa glanced through the window and saw the intruders by the front door. The next moment the men forced their way into the house, shouting, “Everybody on the floor!”

Musa instantly knew why the men had come and tried to escape through the back door and over the fence. But they caught up with him and dragged him to the porch.

‘Today you are a dead man. Call your Jesus to help you, Mr. CAN man,’ one of the terrorists shouted.

Musa did not give up without a fight. While wrestling with the three men, he continually called upon Jesus. For Zion, her father’s desperate battle was too much to bear. She got off the floor and ran to the porch to where her father was struggling. She begged the attackers to spare his life. They fired a shot at her and missed. But the shock was too much for her and she fainted.

The struggle continued. Mercy heard her husband say, ‘I will never deny my Savior.’ As she crawled to the door, she saw the attackers shoot him three times in the head. Musa died on the spot. The attackers left in a car.

‘Pastor Musa will be remembered as a father, a friend and as a role model. It will take the church in Borno a long time to cope with the enormous loss of this bold yet graceful leader and mentor,’ said an Open Doors spokesman. ‘His deepest desire was to see a strong church pressing forward despite perpetual harassment and killings at the hands of extremists.'” Read more.

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  1. 08/01/2013 at 11:30 PM

    This story brought tears to my eyes. May God be with this courageous man’s family.

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  2. 08/04/2013 at 3:59 AM

    High time for the final Crusade!

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  3. Kingscairn
    12/19/2014 at 6:32 AM

    It’s not enough to boohoo, wring hands and cry , you have to fight for your faith and right to have it – or it will go away !

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