Asaba, Delta State

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3

Asaba, the bustling capital of Delta State, pulsates with a vibrant energy that reflects its rich history and promising future. Located on the banks of the majestic Niger River, this city of over half a million people is a captivating blend of faith, commerce, and cultural heritage.

The city served as a traditional market center for agricultural produce and a crucial stop on trade routes. Early European explorers, like the Lander brothers, encountered Asaba in the 19th century, leaving their mark on the city’s history with Asaba becoming a trading post and later a key administrative center.  Asaba’s embrace of Christianity goes back to the arrival of missionaries, who established schools and healthcare institutions, leaving a lasting impact on the social fabric. Today, Christianity and Islam coexist, with mosques and churches standing side-by-side as testaments to openness and acceptance.

“Ten years ago, I arrived this city, a nervous young man seeking opportunity,” said Malik, as he shared his story. A stranger in a predominantly Christian city, the call to prayer from the mosque became his anchor. He found a job as a security man, got married, and now a proud father of four. Asaba, once a distant dream, blossomed into his reality. Their tiny apartment echoed with laughter as their family grow – two of his brothers had joined him from Jigawa. Each child is a verse in their Asaba story. Now, standing tall close to Niger Bridge, Malik’s heart swelled. He was no longer just a Muslim migrant. He is a notable figure in the city, a husband, father, and a part of the vibrant life in this city, the place where his roots had grown strong.

Please Pray:

  • That God will open the hearts and minds of the Muslims in Asaba to the message of His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • That they will encounter the Gospel in its truth and simplicity, recognizing Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life.
  • For the seeds of faith that are being planted in Asaba. Pray that God will grant them fertile ground to take root, grow, and bear fruit.

Recommended Posts

No comment yet, add your voice below!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *