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Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have connection to Elkhart County churches

Many of the hostages taken by Islamist terror group Boko Haram belong to the Church of the Brethren, which has several locations in Elkhart County.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

 

A Michiana church is praying with particular focus for the hundreds of Nigerian girls who are currently being held captive by militant Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

Many of the hostages are members of the Church of the Bretheran which, among other places in the region, has churches in Nappanee and Goshen, as reported by The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU.

The Church of the Brethren in the U.S. began mission work in Nigeria back in the 1920s. Today, the population in the country far exceeds that of the United States. The church is known for its focus on peacekeeping.

Pastor Frank Ramirez of Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee said the denomination, which is headquartered in Elgin, Ill., sent a list of the names of the abducted girls to each congregation on Friday. Each was assigned a girl's name to pray for in particular.

To learn more about the church’s presence in Michiana read the full WNDU story.

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