Last night, I came across a show called “Bob ❤ Abishola.” In the show, a man named Bob goes to a hospital, and while there, has a nurse who is a Nigerian immigrant named Abishola take care of him. He falls for Abishola—and that’s all I’ve watched so far 😊
This is way out of the ordinary for American TV, and I am excited to see how they portray Abishola and her Nigerian immigrant family. I wonder why they chose Nigeria; it will be interesting to find out. I pray that it actually sheds light on Nigeria and what is going on there, and that as the show portrays Nigerians, they would not just be seen as “another country from corrupt Africa.” Those in Nigeria are more than statistics—they are people, and I hope that this show allows watchers to see that.
THOSE IN NIGERIA ARE MORE THAN STATISTICS—THEY ARE PEOPLE.
Please pray with me, that this show is 1) culturally correct, 2) puts Nigerians in a good light, and 3) helps shed light on what is actually going on in Nigeria. Thank you, guys!
You can find “Bob ❤ Abishola” on CBS at 8:30pm.
(I was not sponsored or asked in any way to highlight this show. I’m just excited about it!!!)
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Tonight, I was led to watch an amazing sermon from Pastor Myles Munroe called “Die Empty.” The title was foreboding; yet, his words (which ended up being his last sermon before he died) could be no more apt than now, as I live day to day life. Continue reading
Update on Leah Sharibu:
According to Legit.ng, Leah’s mother, Rebecca, has stated that she has full hope that her daughter is not dead, and will come out of Boko Haram captivity alive. Continue reading
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A CNN reporter, Isha Sesay, has been following the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu’s stories for a very long time, and she has just published a book on the girls called “Beneath the Tamarind Tree.” Continue reading
“If I die doing this work, I know my parents would be proud of me because I died for my state,” said Kaje, a woman who is currently working for the Nigerian military against Boko Haram. According to this article by Aljazeera, Kaje is a woman who lost two of her closest relatives to Boko Haram.
But, instead of allowing the darkness to overwhelm her, Kaje decided to be apart of the Civilian-Joint-Task-Force, a league of people committed to fighting Boko Haram. She and other women like her are needed, too– Kaje searches women’s hijabs, clothes and purses before they walk into heavily populated areas such as markets, something that men are usually not allowed to do.
There are many women like Kaje today: women who have seen their loved ones die, and have stepped up to protect those in Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon who are still alive. These women are absolutely amazing, and are a symbol of hope and strength as they fight against Boko Haram.
The resiliency of these women is amazing. I only hope that, if I were ever to be put in such a situation, that I would be able to rise to the occasion as Kaje and so many other women have. Let’s pray for these resilient women, that Jesus would protect, guide, and favor them as they work against the forces of darkness in this world.
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