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In October of 2018, Boko Haram threatened to kill Leah Sharibu if their requests for money were not answered. Boko Haram has now relinquished that threat, claiming that they will make Leah “a slave for life” (source).
This news has come out after two humanitarian aides, Hauwa Leman and Saifura Ahmed, were killed by Boko Haram.
Leah has shown amazing dedication and loyalty to Jesus, with a boldness that is rare to see. Please pray with me, that she will be able to get out of Boko Haram’s captivity as soon as possible!
“Dear Lord Jesus,
NOTHING is impossible with You! We lift up dear Leah to You now, and thank You for keeping her alive and safe. We now pray for Leah’s freedom from Boko Haram, and for her testimony to bring You praise!
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
Learn more about Leah here.
Having faith in Jesus is never wasted. Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for us, here.
Today, in a town near mine, there was a planned student walk-out of a high school—and with it, a surprise bomb threat to the school. Continue reading
I know I have not written about Nigeria in a long time, because I have felt led to post all that I have because of the Holy Spirit’s leading. It’s about time to give an update about what is happening there! Continue reading
To the Men and Women Fighting Boko Haram:
Hello. My name is Annalee, and though we do not know each other, I felt it was important to write this letter to you right now. Continue reading
On October 30th, 2018, a Baptist missionary named Charles Wesco was killed in the country of Cameroun after moving there with his wife and 8 kids only two weeks prior. He was shot in the head in an area where there was much fighting between separatists.
Upon his death, Charles’ wife, Stephanie, wrote: “My Precious husband, Charles, is now
with the Savior he adored and faithfully served for many years… His life focus was seeking to cause others to love Jesus and serve him. My prayer is that somehow someway Jesus will be glorified through my Precious Charles’ death and that God will not let his death have been in vain. He is receiving the Martyrs crown from his Lord. My heart is broken. I want to wake up from a horrific nightmare. Please pray for us.”
Men and women all over the world are dying for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Charles died for the One he loved, and he is not the only one. In such a place of violence, innocent people, Christian and non-Christian, are dying every day—like the approximately 12 people who passed away after Boko Haram attacked two cities and one displaced people’s camp near the town of Maiduguri. “They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire,” according to the reporter.
We know that all of this non-stop, incessant violence in both situations is satanic in origin. Christ said that “wars and rumors of wars” would happen more and more, as we see His return approaching (Matthew 24:6).
This does not quiet the pain that Mrs. Wesco, or the families of the 12 who passed, though. Those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior are one in body; when one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Their pain is deep, and as brothers and sisters in Christ, we must keep their pain in mind and lift them up to Christ in prayer. These precious loved ones have died for the Savior; “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15, KJV).
This post is dedicated to Charles Wesco. May He rest in the arms of His Savior, and may His family be strengthened in Christ’s Love during this time.
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Charles Wesco did not die to merely propagate a religion; He was not a salesman. He loved Jesus, and lived to share Christ with the world. Learn more about Jesus, what He has done and why it matters at all, here.
Please pray for…
- The Wesco family. As they mourn the death of their beloved husband and father, may the Church step in and help provide them with financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
- The countless people hurting after Boko Haram’s attacks. Pray that Christ would bring those who are hurting to Himself if they do not know Him yet; if they do know Him, may they know His Comfort, Strength, and Love deeply in and through this situation.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5, NIV)
Thank you for your prayers and support.