It is with great happiness that I am reporting the Nigerian soldiers have captured
not one, but two prominent figures in Boko Haram! Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) was found January 10th with voter identification cards and military gear. A suspected military leader for Boko Haram, called Umar, was also caught on December 20th, 2018 (source). The capture of these two men is incredibly promising, as it shows even the “smaller” victories that the Nigerian government and military is making against Boko Haram!
Our God is a God who hears our prayers; this shows that while He hears our prayers, these “little victories” will happen in His time, not our own. And in the end, He has won for us the greatest victory of them all!
With these truths in mind, may we continue to lift up the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and the Nigerian military! Our God is moving, even if we cannot see Him!
“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the victory that You have brought! Not only against Boko Haram, but for all who believe in You! You have brought us victory over the enemy and the grave, and we can live with Your Power in our everyday lives!
We now pray that You would move in this war between Boko Haram and Nigeria. Continue to give the soldiers morale and strength, and please keep those who are held captive safe, so that they may be freed and reunited with their loved ones!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray,
Learn more about Jesus, and the victory He has won forever and ever, here!
My heart is burdened.
As I look at each of the Chibok girls found in this banner photo, I am reminded of the trauma that each young girl has gone through. Every dream tarnished, and every nightmare made alive. Continue reading
This may seem very random, but I thought it was too important to share. This was written by someone else on Facebook. I just wanted to pass the post along for the safety of ladies all over. Continue reading
In all of my blog posts about the war on terror worldwide and especially in Nigeria, I talk a lot about the victims—the women and children, especially. But I have realized that I have not spoken about the men who have been victims of Boko Haram. Continue reading
Gratefully, not all news is bad news!
At a small farm in Lasalle, Colorado, thousands of baby chicks have been saved. The farm could no longer financially keep the chicks, and so called many nonprofits in to help save the chicks.
They have done so much to ensure the health of these chicks, and it warmed my heart. While it seems very random, I thought it was a sweet, clear picture of who we are to be as humans who are to “subdue the earth” as Genesis says:
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ …God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”
(Genesis 1:26, 28, NIV)
While mankind is the only being made in God’s Image, and is therefore higher above than any animal, it is important to take care of the creatures and plants in our world. Those who are faithful in doing this show some of God’s attributes: that He cares for the plants and animals He has made.
Do you have any pets or creatures you take care of? How does it make you feel to know that God has told us to take care of the earth?
Learn more about Jesus, and how much He loves you and I, here.
I wish I had better news, but unfortunately, I do not. Continue reading