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.


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An Unstoppable God: Celebrating Through Song

I heard this song on the radio, and it reminded me of the passion I once had for the work Jesus was (and is) doing in Northern Nigeria, especially with the Chibok girls.

I even made a video about the girls with this song as the soundtrack. While much has changed, Jesus’ power has not. I wanted to go through the lyrics that most encouraged me– and will most encourage you.


Heaven thundered
And the world was born
Life begins and ends in the dust You formed – Jesus is in control, and is in control of Nigeria.
Faith commanded
And the mountains moved
Fear is losing ground, to our hope in You
In all of the pain and anguish found in Nigeria, Jesus is winning. Fear is losing ground to Christ.
Unstoppable God
Let Your glory go on and on
Impossible things
In Your name, they shall be done
” – The “Impossible” thing– freeing the Chibok girls– has been done, with around 200 girls being found and freed!

The rest of the song– the next stanza and chorus– continues to speak of Jesus freeing us and conquering sin and darkness. What an amazing God we serve!

It has been 8 years since the 276 Chibok girls were kidnapped, and there is still much to pray over and see happen from the Lord. But I remember when I would pray, asking that if He were to free even one girl, I would be overjoyed. And here we are, with hundreds of girls FREED!!!

I used to say that if Christ were to free even one girl, I would be overjoyed.

Honestly, I do not look at the evidence of God’s goodness “all over my life” enough… I get legalistic instead of resting in God’s goodness. But here I am, crying over the faithfulness of God!

Just as this song says, “When I called, you answered.” Jesus heard my cry over these girls back in 2014, and has worked mightily. He heard my cry– and still hears it today.

He heard my cry– and still hears it today.

There is still much to pray over for these girls, and for Nigeria in general. There is a lot to be done… but let’s celebrate. In a spirit of celebration and thanksgiving, let’s jam to this song!!! We serve an unstoppable God!!!

With Love, to all of my Friends & Followers,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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What’s Going on in Nigeria?

Hello friends,

It has been awhile since I’ve talked directly about Nigeria or the Chibok girls. Because of this, I wanted to take some time here to share about three things going on in Nigeria as we speak. Hopefully, by knowing these things, we can become more informed people of prayer.

Here they are:

  1. The “Boko Haram Kingpin” Nkunzi, a well-known Boko Haram leader, was shot dead in a gunfight on Tuesday. His body was found in Pretoria; his girlfriend was also found with bullet wounds, and was taken to the hospital. As depressing as this is, it is a direct answer to the prayer that God would humble those in Boko Haram and bring justice to those hurt by Boko Haram.
  2. Connected to the above event, there has been much gang warfare between the “original” or mainstream Boko Haram, and a breakaway group called Bafarasai. This warfare has claimed at least eight lives, with many of those lives being innocent. Please pray for these innocent people who are in great danger each time a bout of gang violence is had. This can also be seen as Boko Haram and other gangs demand money from the innocent for protection.
  3. There is a person that many people in Northern Nigeria are calling “John Wick,” and they are pointing to him for getting rid of Boko Haram gang members. While this is all speculation, it is very interesting that there might be a person hell-bent on killing off Boko Haram members. As said before, there seems to be a theme of vindication and justice happening as Boko Haram members are being humbled by the violence enacted towards them. Pray that if this person really exists, that they would know Christ and would be led of Him.

Crazy things are happening in Nigeria! I’ve enjoyed reading up on these stories. I may make it a weekly or bi-weekly thing, but we will see about that. Thank you all for reading, and for your prayers!

With Love in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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