Christian college graduates are refusing deployment to violence-stricken northern states under Nigeria's mandatory year of community service. This has raised concerns over evangelism efforts in Africa's most populous nation.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was created to promote unity and integration shortly after the West African nation's civil war in 1973. College graduates are deployed to states other than those of their origin to serve among other cultures and religions.
The Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship played major roles in the nation's Pentecostal revival, as members advanced the gospel in many hitherto unreached rural communities....
The truth is that unless a kernel of wheat does and falls to the ground it won't sprout up new life. They are running into the problem that many of us in the west seem to have- we love our own lives more than the calling to take the gospel to all nations. May we all look to the example set by the Moravians and be willing to not let safety be our highest concern.