Don’t Give Up: A Short Letter

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
(Galatians 6:9)

April 14th, 2014, almost 300 young girls were kidnapped by barbaric men. Their lives were completely interrupted. Their hopes and dreams, in many ways, were dashed.

At the creation of this blog, it was my desperate prayer that even one girl would be freed. Amazingly, 8 years later, at least over 100 of the girls have been released (!!!!).

I look at Galatians 6:9, and see the harvest of so many girls now living in freedom. But it also reminds me that there is much to be done, still.

Do not become weary in doing good. The LORD is faithful to reap a harvest if we keep on going in prayer, support, and advocacy for these girls.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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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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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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The Path I Have Walked

Have you ever wondered, walking down such a very long path, why you started walking that path in the first place? For some of us, it is a path of waiting. For others, it is a path of healing, or redemption.

We choose a path to take, and it changes us forever.

In the summer of 2014, I chose to make a blog about keeping 276 young kidnapped women, from Nigeria, in prayer. It has been an arduous path… a path full of tears, celebration, and many times, emotional apathy.

Yet I continue down this path. Even when I lose the emotional appeal of it, even when it feels more like a chore.

But Jesus has taught me SO MUCH through this path I have taken. He has softened my heart, opened my mind to what is happening all over the globe, and shown me a life that is bigger than myself.

Where is He taking me with this passion of mine? I haven’t a clue. All I know is that He still wants me on this path.

Please pray that I wouldn’t let burnout ruin such a beautiful thing Jesus is doing. Pray that I would continue on, in passion and in obedience, for these girls, and others like them. Thank you.

In Christ,
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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I Wonder.

There are still more than 100 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, living captive to their evil “husbands” and terrorist leaders. Tonight, I think about how many of them still remember and long for their loved ones.

…It’s been 7 years. Do they still keep up hope that they will somehow be found and freed? Or have they lost all hope?

Father, give them tenacity. Let them know that they matter to You, and about how you proved it at Calvary. And let them know that they are not forgotten. 🔹

Don’t Forget His Girls

“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,‘ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”

(James 2:1-4, NIV)

I wonder how those in Southern Nigeria– which is decidedly more “1st world” than the Northern region of Nigeria– think about those going through such pain and turmoil at the hands of terrorists. The plights of those in Northern Nigeria are many; yet, we barely hear of them in the news and on TV.

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