Three Christians were killed in Sokoto, Nigeria on March 7th. At that time, one
church was set on fire as well. This was caused by the controversy over the imposition of
sharia, or totally Islamic law in their northern Nigerian state. (Compass Direct).
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Getachew Tessema was shot to death in Ethiopia in early March 2000. Getachew had just
retired from the Ethiopian police force. He had recently become a believer and wanted to
serve his newly-found Lord. After receiving training, he joined a traveling JESUS film team
as a volunteer. While he was out on his first showing, as the team was setting up their
equipment in the dark, a shot rang out. Minutes later he was found on the ground,
bleeding to death.
In the weeks before his death, Getachew had tried unsuccessfully to share Christ with his
wife and six children, ages 8 to 21. They had been adamantly opposed to his joining the
JESUS film team. The day after his funeral, his eldest son announced that the entire
family wanted to surrender their lives to Christ in honor of their father. (Walt Decker).
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Tombek Marcello was killed March 14th in a bombing raid of a Voice of the Martyrs Christian
hospital in southern Sudan. (Project Cross).
The Two Christians killed at the Samaritanís Purse hospital in Lui, Sudan on March 1st
when the hospital was bombed by Sudan Government aircraft.
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