“As a people, we are continuously under attack, and nobody seems to be hearing our cries for help, while killing of our people has now become a routine,” Ayuba said to FaithWire. For months now, muslim Fulani herdsmen have been attacking predominantly Christian villages, with “villages being set upon every two days or so” (source). Continue reading
Hi Friends and Readers.
On April 14th, 2018, in Central Nigeria, a church full of Christians celebrated the life of beautiful newborn baby. This child was dedicated to the Lord, and a feast was had
And then, came the carnage. Shots were fired by muslim Fulani Herdsmen, and 17 men, women and children were killed in an instant, the laughter of celebration replaced with screams and cries for help. The baby’s mother was killed in the attack; its father survived and is in the intensive care unit.
As if this were not enough, a bombing happened in Sri Lanka perpetrated by Muslim jihadists, killing almost 300 people on Easter Sunday.
This happens much more than one would think, sadly. One thing is clear: satan does not like the fact that Christ died and rose again, as shown by these horrific acts all around Easter. One person who is apart of Sri Lanka’s Open Doors program affirmed that prayer “is the most powerful weapon” that we have against the enemy. To encourage this more, a virtual prayer wall has been put up to inspire others to pray for those in Sri Lanka, and just to remind those people that they are not alone.
More attention needs to be brought to those suffering in Nigeria! While I do not have the technology to create a virtual prayer wall for those in Northern Nigeria, I would like those who read this blog to please leave your prayers in the comment section of this post. I want to try to figure out a way to get these prayers to the people who need to know and hear the most that they are not alone in this, either—perhaps by linking it to the Bring Back Our Girls’ Facebook page.
Whatever happens, please be praying hard and staying vigilant about these things. Our brothers and our sisters in Christ need us now more than ever.
Your Sister in Christ,
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
*** This post is dedicated to Rachel Held Evans, a wonderful author and sister in Christ who is currently in a medically induced coma. Please pray over her and her family. Thank you (you can find health updates here).***
Do you know Jesus?
Amidst all this chaos, Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. Learn more about Jesus, and the true Peace He brings, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- The Chibok girls.
- Leah Sharibu.
- Those hurting in Northern Nigeria.
- Those grieving in Sri Lanka.
Thank you for your prayers!
In Nigeria, satan is having a hey-day. Continue reading
I am reading an article, and my heart bows low. Numbers of dead bodies and statistics fill its sentences. According to this article, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said that Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram have killed 280 people in February and March terrorist attacks, including 130 deaths in Kaduna, 120 in Zamfara and 30 in Benue states—all within the middle belt of the country. Continue reading
Land. It can be owned, taken, possessed; given away, or forcefully taken.
I wanted to stop in quickly to let you know about an amazing little opportunity to write notes directly to those in Nigeria. Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is offering this service to encourage and comfort those in Nigeria facing extreme persecution from Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen.
It doesn’t take too long– write one today!
Annalee of ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
As of late, there has been much bloodshed in the Northern and middle parts of Nigeria. Villages in Plateau, Nigeria were attacked on June 23rd, 2018, as Fulani herdsmen and Nigerian farmers fought over the increasingly unusable land that both need to prosper.1
The fighting was horrific. With approximately 200 people killed, it has only worsened the state of affairs in places in the North and middle of Nigeria. If this violence was not enough, hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced People in Nigeria have fled due to Boko Haram violence, losing one of their only sources of income: agriculture.2 Continue reading