“Fifty”: A Poem for Nigeria

Between 50-70 people were killed in a church service this past Sunday while celebrating Pentecost. This poem is for them.


Fifty.
Fifty family members
slipped through the cultural cracks
passed the divide, they can’t come back
And seemingly no one bats an eyelash.

Fifty men– with their children and wives
blood and bruises, they have lost their lives
and seemingly no US headlines will tell

Gone to hell? No,
singing Your praises, Father, under the church roof
They’re devoted to you Lord, their lives are the proof;
Lost because they love you.

Please,
Let us take note
and speak aloud,
of what they spoke:
fellowship, devotion,
loyalty, emotion
that cannot be surpassed.
They lie in tatters–
do they matter?
It’s something I
have to ask.

(c) Annalee Hoover 2022


Do you know Jesus?

Revenge against those who do such blatantly evil things ultimately belongs to God– to Jesus. Learn more about Jesus here.

Please pray with me for the loved ones of the young students and teacher killed today in Uvalde, Texas.

Words cannot describe, so I will not even try to.

Please… just pray.

— Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Do you know Jesus?

One of the shortest verses in the Bible is this: “Jesus wept.”
Learn more about Jesus and who He is, here.

2014: A Reflection

I am currently doing a big project at work where I need to sort hundreds of papers, to throw away the irrelevant papers and keep the relevant ones.

As I have been sorting, I have gotten down to the year of 2014. And that has caused me to think about where I was on the dates on the papers.

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Prof Yemi Osinbajo: Relying on Christ Amid Change

There seems to be a lot of change going on, some of it just over the horizon.

Prof Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President to Muhammadu Buhari, officially announced that he is running for the position of President of Nigeria come 2023. It seems like 2015– the year Buhari was made President– has flown by!

It is always exciting when change is happening. But through it all, we must rely on Christ to lead and guide us during such tumultuous times. It reminds me of a verse from the Bible:

“Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia Grove and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing. Three days later the Israelite officers went through the camp, giving these instructions to the people: ‘When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them. Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you.‘”
–Joshua 3:1-4, NLT

The Israelite officers saw the importance of the Levitical Priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH first in line. They knew that when they put the Lord and His Might in front of them, they would be safe to move wherever the presence of the LORD moved.

We need to do this today. While excitement can cause us to want to hurry ahead, let’s allow the Lord to lead and guide our decisions.

As Yemi Osinbajo has officially announced this great thing, let’s rely on Christ throughout the process, believing and knowing that all that matters is that Jesus’ Will is done in this life.

Father God,
Please lead and guide those in power to elect someone who genuinely loves and serves You. We pray in Jesus’ Name that Nigerians would turn to You now and seek Your Face and Your Will on the matter. We trust You, Father. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.


Do you know Jesus?

Presidents and rulers rise and fall, but the Lord Jesus Christ reigns forever. Learn more about this Amazing, Humble, Powerful God here.

UPDATE: For Ukraine — Link to Non-profit

Hello all!

I finally found the link to the people who are trying their best to practically help those in Ukraine. I just simply wanted to share the link here, in case anyone wants to donate to it. You can find the nonprofit here. I have not donated to the nonprofit myself– I decided to donate to a different nonprofit– I trust this site enough to talk about it here.

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