In an Internally Displaced Peoples’ (IDP) camp, a place where one is supposed to be at least relatively safe, Boko Haram has infiltrated and killed four people while injuring four more. It was reported on Saturday, June 30th, 2018, that Boko Haram insurgents made it past the Nigerian army’s security measures, and had opened fire Friday night. Two of the insurgents were killed; the rest escaped after the Nigerian army fought back.1 Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how journalist Ahmed Salkida claimed that only 15 Chibok schoolgirls were still alive.
It is with much joy and relief that I now report that his figures were wrong! According to Salkida himself, at least 15 other Chibok schoolgirls are alive—though Salkida said 5 of them were “permanently embedded in the doctrines and teaching programmes of the sect” and wished not to return home.
The new reports from Salkida are dark; but I am filled with a mixture of joy and hope, in knowing that not even this journalist can see and report the truth of what Jesus is doing.
Let’s continue to ask Christ to do what only He can do! May there be even more Chibok girls, and may they have hearts that yearn to come home!
Meet the God who Loves these young ladies, and is in control, here.
Think of it: Whether it’d be local news or a broadcaster’s edition of world and international news, we watch 10-15 news stories on any given night, with hours more spent reading online and paper news articles and navigating social media. Stories around the world, when read, watched, or heard, can move us to tears; more importantly, in the face of unmet needs and tragedies, they can lead us to prayer. Continue reading