“My name is Esther Joseph. My daughter has not yet come back. I am in sadness. I need your help. Help me to keep praying.”
(Esther Joseph, mother of one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls)
Unfortunately, it is the eve of the Fourth Anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, and 112 girls are still in captivity. For the freed Chibok girls and those still held captive alike, tomorrow will no doubt be incredibly hard for everyone involved.
To honor these precious young women, I wanted to bring to readers’ attention a few creations I have found on the web, created to honor and bring awareness to the Chibok girls, while also asking for continued prayer for their release. (None of these links were agreed upon being featured here; I have decided completely of my own volition to feature them, and am not being paid in any way to do so).
- Open Doors South Africa, a nonprofit created to support Christians who are currently undergoing persecution with prayer and advocacy, created this video for the fourth anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping. In it, they record the people of Chibok, as well as interviewing a couple of the mothers of the Chibok girls. Watch the touching video on YouTube, here.
- The New York times created an entire special on the Chibok schoolgirls who have been freed, called “Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here they Are Now.” In it, many of the different, freed Chibok girls speak about their time out of Boko Haram captivity, and their lives now (they attend a university). Through and through, the special focuses on each girl: not as numbers, but as people, names and faces of those people Christ holds dear– all with some stunning photography. You can find the special here.
- Lastly, the one schoolgirl from Dapchi, Nigeria who has not returned– all because she refused to renounce her faith in Jesus– has sent a message with one of the girls who were freed. According to Persecution.org, she told her mother not to worry, and promised that she will see her mother again– if not here, than in Heaven. Read her full message, here.
Again, none of these links were described for money; I simply felt they all honor and bring attention to the Chibok girls, as well as helping people to focus on them.
To learn more about Bring Back Our Girls and what the #BringBackOurGirls movement is doing for the 4-year anniversary, you can go to bringbackourgirls.ng, or go to the Bring Back Our Girls’ Facebook Page.
As always, thank you for reading– and let me know of any comments or concerns you have.
-Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY