Update on Leah Sharibu:
Hi friends. I have good news!
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.
Learn more about who Jesus Christ is, and why it matters, here.
Dear Friends and Followers,
Today, I asked myself what love is. I’ve been asking myself this question for awhile, pertaining to some circumstances in my life. I’ve made it a prayer of mine, that I would find out what Love truly is. Continue reading
I hope you all are well.
Last night, I found myself praying. It was difficult for it to not be an angry prayer. Continue reading
Lately, it has been hard to stay positive on this blog in the midst of so many prayer needs and tragedies. But that does not mean that there is no hope or peace to be found. Continue reading
“God is the God of all comfort… so even if you are vulnerable and get hurt, you are not alone in that. Jesus is the ultimate comforter, and He will break your fall.”
— A Very Wise Sister in the Lord
Today, our church explored the amazing truth that God is a God of “Righteous Partying”– a God who, as shown by the many feasts and celebrations mandated in the Old Testament, loves to celebrate. I wrote this piece as a reflection on that. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading
I scroll and scroll through the news pertaining to Nigeria and West Africa, and all I see is violence. Sadly, this is the norm; it is hard to find good news from that part of the world. Continue reading