Niger - (Africa)
Information about Niger
The presence of Christianity in the country owes to the RCath Church, the Bapt churches, and the SIM (Sudan Interior Mission, now Société Internationale Missionnaire). SIM work started in 1924 in the east of the country and moved later to its central region. The missionaries established various institutions — a home for lepers in Danja, a hospital in Galmi, and a school in Maradi. While RCath and Bapt worked primarily in the west, SIM efforts concentrated on the east and the center. In recent years the three churches have tended to spread over the whole country. For almost four decades the evangelical communities which had been established were part of the Evangelical Church in West Africa in Nigeria (cf. Nigeria no. 9).
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