Nigerian Pastor Finds Home in U.S. After Boko Haram Attack

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HOLLAND, Mich. (Holland Sentinel)  David-Olonade Segun’s story began long before the fire, but that day—the day his father was killed by terrorists—would set the course for a new chapter in his life.

David-Olonade, who goes by the name David, and his wife, both of southwest Nigeria, had begun a ministry in the northern part of the country years before.

“It’s a mission that is committed to reaching out to the rural people, so we minister to the outcasts and the forgotten ones,” David said of his church, Victorious Life Assembly, which included an orphanage, school, church and a ministry to help support widows in the country.

“When you go to the northern part of Nigeria, you see a lot of kids on the streets. Their parents are killed—most of them are children of pastors, Christians,” David said. “A lot of women, too, are widows.”

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