Donating to Alleviate Suffering in Nigeria

On Christmas Eve, in a small town called Pemi, those in Nigeria celebraing the birth of Christ were ambushed, slaughtered, and kidnapped by Boko Haram. 7 people were killed; 7 people were abducted, including a pastor from the small town (source).

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A Prayer this Christmas

Merry Christmas, friends! I have an urgent prayer request.

My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer and there is a mass on her liver. We are believing Jesus for a miracle. Please pray that she would do well in her surgery on December 31st, when they take out the mass on her liver– that her doctors and nurses would be led of the Lord. Pray for strength, joy, and thankfulness for our family this holiday season.

Thank you,
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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Jesus came to this earth 3,000 years ago to take on the sin of the world. Learn more about Jesus and His Love for you, here.

Reblog: When God Says “Not Yet”

I read this post over again and felt that while this news is old, the message in it is very relevant to the craziness happening in this world, today. I wanted to reblog it to remind us of these truths, and to come back, in a way, to the original focus of this blog.


Do you ever ask God, “Please show me what you’re doing in all of this?”

Yeah. That has been me, lately.

It’s not been without cause. Recently, Ahmed Salkida reported that more of the Chibok schoolgirls are alive than what was first thought; yet, little to no news has been shown about their whereabouts. And I’m not the only one craving more information on the girls; the president of the Nigerian senate, Mr. Bukola Saraki, wants regular updates on the rescue efforts of the Chibok girls, simply so that speculations like the ones journalist Ahmed Salkida is making.1

It’s hard to be in the dark about things that you care so much about.

But, that is precisely where one needs to trust Jesus.

“Everything in this world requires patience and prayer,” said Bashir Wasai, a leader in Northern Nigeria, when speaking about the remaining Chibok girls in this video (at 2:07). He is exactly right.

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I have no idea what Jesus is doing, here. I’m starving to see, to understand, and to know.

And while I do that, I pray knowing who Jesus is; knowing that He knows, cares, and is actively involved in this situation, though no one outside of it may see it, yet. I know that He hears my cry, and cares for my request.

Jesus will make all things clear; but, for now, we must wait—and trust Him in all of the details. It is in this place where we will learn to love and trust Him, more.

When we pray for Christ to move, it is a prayer that opens our eyes and keeps us sensitive to where Christ has already been leading.

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“When You come in the room When You do what only You can do It changes us, it changes What we see and what we seek You’re changing everything.” (Spirit of the Living God, Meredith Andrews)

Please pray with me that Christ would make what is happening in the Chibok girls’ situation, clear. He is faithful, a Promise-Maker and Promise-Keeper!

This post is in tribute to the countless mothers and fathers of those kidnapped by Boko Haram. May Jesus save and comfort their souls.


Do you know Jesus?

3,000 years ago, a man stepped on the scene who was, and is, like no other. He gathered good friends, disciples, and went around healing the sick and preaching the coming of the Kingdom of God. His name is Jesus.

At the time, the people who saw and knew Jesus thought He would set up His kingdom on earth in their presence; they thought He came to give freedom from the oppression of Rome. But He didn’t.

Instead, He died on the cross for the people’s sins—yours and mine. This didn’t make sense to anyone; yet, it was what God, Jesus, had planned to do, all along.

Jesus once told His disciples, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand” (John 13:7, NIV). Later on, after His death and resurrection, they finally did understand. Jesus is not a God who can be fit into our boxes of presuppositions and our own logic; He is beyond our reasoning (though to believe in Him is not unreasonable!). Learn more about Him, and who He is, here.


Please pray for (you can find the prayer sheet for this post, here)…

  • Jesus to show the public what is truly going on in the Chibok girls’ situation.
  • That the remaining Chibok girls are not hurt/harmed in any way, and that they come home soon. You can find their names and pictures, here.
  • That Leah Sharibu, part of the “Dapchi Girls,” would also be freed, soon.
  • That the family members of these girls would not lose Hope, but would be renewed in Hope.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

1 http://saharareporters.com/2018/04/16/chibok-girls-saraki-wants-regular-update-rescue-efforts-avoid-speculations

Children Playing: Experiencing Joy Amidst Pain

Hey friends,

I just wanted to share this article with you from GPB today. It documents photos of children, in some of the scariest and most crime-ridden places in the world, playing together. They are admirable, in that they are not allowing the war and pestilence to keep them from experiencing joy. It reminds me of Philippians 4.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
(Philippians 4:4, 8-9, NIV)

A photo from GPB of orphans in Maiduguri, Nigeria, playing amongst themseslves.

Their joy, and this passage from Philippians 4, has shown me that we can rejoice– even in the suffering and unknowns. I hope it inspires you, too.

Love in Christ,
Annalee


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We can be sure that our future is in the Hands of a God who truly does love us. We can know this by how He died for our sins. Learn more about the great Love Jesus Christ has for you, here.

Prayer: Prayer March 2020

I woke up this morning to find the 2020 Prayer March on my Facebook page. It would be remiss to not write about it today.

Wherever you are, please pray with me over the world, the USA, Nigeria, and the governments of all nations. Feel free to write your prayer in the comments section!

“Dear Jesus,
Please forgive our nation. My heart swells with love for my fellow brothers and sisters, but also grieves because of how far we have gotten from You as a nation. I pray now that You would forgive and heal our land in every way.

Let the unborn be protected.
Let the President seek Your Face.
Let the rioting and anger cease.
Let the pandemic be killed off.
Let Boko Haram be stepped on and ruined, and the men of Boko Haram come to know You.

Jesus, we need You. Please do what You’ve always done: healed, restored, and saved.
It is in Your Mighty Name that we pray

Amen.”


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He and He alone is to be glorified. Learn more about Jesus and why He is to be glorified here.

Pray for the Supreme Court!!!

Amy Coney Barrett, rumoured to be the next Supreme Court Judge.

Please be praying for the next Supreme Court Judge, and any rioting or chaos that could come about from President Trump’s decision! Things are already very heated and tense; we don’t need things to get even worse.
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Jesus is above all the chaos of this current world. Learn more about Him and what He has done for you, here.

Look Up: Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling… bleh.
Anxious. Let down. Frustrated. Scared, even.

All of this is for personal reasons; but I look around me and see the same thing. Especially since much of the Western United States is up in flames, the Presidential Election is coming up, and COVID is still very prevalent in our society. What are we to do?

I’ve been reading a book called Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, and in it, Lucado writes about how we can rejoice in the Lord’s Sovereignty, no matter what is happening in our lives. The same God who created all things is in charge of all things, and not only that—He LOVES us.

While we sit here, feeling deflated, we can look up, and say, “Father, You are Good, and in control.” He is in charge of who wins the 2020 elections, when the fires will stop, and every situation you happen to be in. And He turns all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). You can trust His Love because He died for you, that you might know the Father and live forever (John 3:16, John 17:3).

So next time you feel completely out of control, friend, stop fighting, and accept His Love. Accept His Sovereignty. And Accept His good, wise, unique, perfect plan for your life. Never forget: His thoughts towards you are for good, not for evil (Jeremiah 29:11).

In Christ,
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

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Victory for Nigeria!

It is with great joy that I report this: 602 Boko Haram members have renounced being apart of Boko Haram and have pledged an oath to the Federal Public of Nigeria. While only time can tell if this is genuine or not, it is a huge win for Nigeria and a huge step forward! You can read the entire report of what is happening here.

Please pray with me over this situation, that God would continue to bring down terrorism (especially Boko Haram) and would grant Nigeria more victory!:

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“Dear Jesus,
Thank You for this amazing turn of events! Please continue to cause victory over Boko Haram, and bring those men and women that are apart of Boko Haram to You so that they won’t be brought to shame. Thank You for all things, Lord Jesus!
In Your Name we pray,
Amen.”


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Jesus is in the business of saving, changing, and transforming lives—and He is the Only Way, Truth, and Life (John 14:6). Learn more about Jesus here!