From October 29-30, 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed by men who were probably from Boko Haram. These men and women are brothers, fathers, lovers, sisters, mothers, friends, and the list goes on…
Tonight, please just say a prayer for their families and loved ones, as they grieve their loved ones, and as Boko Haram continues to perpetrate such evil acts. Thank you.
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I wanted to share a piece of poetry I have recently done. I read an article from The Nation called “Boko Haram war narratives,” which dives into how how many leaders in Nigeria, and those who see over the war against BH (Boko Haram), are claiming that the fight against BH is “technically” over. I have written about this “news” before. The many “narratives” told by so many, from people on social media, to those in the Nigerian government, are telling different stories. In the midst of this, I want to know the truth… here is my plea. I hope it resonates, and causes you to pray over such corruption. Continue reading
He stood before the people, giving dismal, daunting news to those listening. “In total more than 37 aid workers have lost their lives in service of humanity since the beginning of the conflict,” Mr. Peter Ekayu, United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Activities (UN-OCHA), said. Continue reading
Recently, thousands have fleed from Gubio, Nigeria after being raided and attacked by Boko Haram.
Unfortunately, news like this is not at all “new.” Back in 2014, one of my first posts (if not my first post) was on the same idea: people running for their lives from terrorists. I have ridden this rollercoaster of chaos for over 5 years, documenting what I could of the physical and spiritual state of Nigeria, among other things.
Please pray with me for these men, women, and children– that Jesus would protect them, and come back soon, as we long for the day when these tragedies won’t be on the news anymore.
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I read through the news from ReliefWeb, and it is all so overwhelming. Continue reading
Today, I watched a portion of US President Donald Trump speak with people from all over the world who are being persecuted for their faith. My heart swelled and felt heavy at the same time, as I saw people of every nationality and ethnic group voice their concerns about religious persecution to President Trump (you can watch the video here).
“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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