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.
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