If we are ever going to defeat evil in this world, we need to return to Jesus– or perhaps turn to Him for the first time.

(Learn more about the political climate in Nigeria here). Agree with me in prayer here (Matthew 18:19):

Father God, we pray for revival in Nigeria. True hearts coming to You in sincere repentance, wanting to know You as their Lord and Savior. Save the innocent and protect the widows; bring to justice to all those who are currently hurting others. In Jesus’ Name we pray this, amen.

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I’m Back!

Hello All!

Forgive me for not being on this blog too much over the past few weeks. I wasn’t able to log on and had technical difficulties in doing so up until a few minutes ago!

But I think the Lord wanted me to have a break. Honestly, this blog has burnt me out at times… and that shows me that I am working in my own power and not in Jesus’ power. As Pastor Ed Taylor has said, “You may get tired in the ministry, but not tired of the ministry. Being burnt out is not from God.” Jesus knew that I needed a rest and to see this ministry not as a chore, but as an honor to do.

So, here I am. Please pray I would do these things in Jesus’ power, and wouldn’t– as horrible as it sounds– get tired of it. At the end of the day, it is a special thing to be able to know and understand what is going on around the world, and to lift up prayer for such things.

As always, thank you for your prayers and support!

In Christ,


Prayers for the Highs & the Lows

Hi friends! I have both good and bad news regarding Nigeria.

Boko Haram has conquered parts of Kaduna, Nigeria, and has unfortunately stopped safe elections from happening in that state.

At the same time, schools and cattle markets are being rebuilt as Boko Haram and other violent groups are being overcome in Cameroon and Nigeria. It seems that where the enemy has taken ground, Jesus has allowed the enemy to be wiped out, and new restoration in the world of these resilient people has started!

Would you please pray with me for these people?

Dear Father God,
You have done wonderful things. You have cast down the proud, and restored the humble.
We pray now in Jesus’ Name that You would continue to restore these people You have restored. Wipe out the enemy, and even bring members of terrorists groups and bandits to come to know You.
We truly lift all these things to You, right now, Father.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.”

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Whether in the highs or lows of life, Jesus is the Healer, Guide, and Savior we all need. Learn more about Jesus and what He has done for us, here.


It is with great joy that I report that 2 of the Chibok schoolgirls have been found!!!

I remember when I would cry out to the Lord for even just one Chibok girl to be found. Now, MORE THAN 100 HAVE BEEN FOUND OR FREED.

They were both found with children– one with one child, the other with two. It blows my mind.

I look back at all Jesus has done, and it brings Psalm 116 to mind. Especially verses 1-2:

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;

    he heard my cry for mercy.

Because he turned his ear to me,

    I will call on him as long as I live.”

Psalm 116:1-2, NIV

Guys, Jesus hears us. He Loves us. And He has heard our prayers, even if they take a lot of time to see. And He will be a faithful God, a God who Heals and Loves them passionately.

SO, I don’t have much more to say than “LET’S CELEBRATE!!!”

Celebrate not only the two girls who were freed, but the God who Loves them and brought them out of captivity.

With Love, in Christ,


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Jesus Loves these girls, and was with them all this way. Learn more about this amazing God here.

Jail Breaks: Praying for Prisons

While it is amazing that so many terrorists are being captured, it must be brought up that many of those terrorists gain freedom through jail breaks. Boko Haram terrorists are held together in packed jails, with lax security and a lack of technological surveillance.

Please pray with me, especially over those in charge of these prisons. Pray that they would beef-up technology in the prisons, have more dedicated law officers, and would be more wise in how they hold these terrorists.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!

In Christ,


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Jesus is in control, even in the chaos and injustice of this life.
Learn more about this Jesus here.

Salvation for Terrorists: A Time for Celebration & Prayer

Friends & Followers,
There is so much to celebrate. I have not posted here recently, but I come bearing amazing news. I will try to keep it short, but want to bring these things to you so that you can celebrate, and pray over, these things with me!

  1. 61,000 Boko Haram suspects and ISWAP terrorists have been held in Northern Nigeria! Rauf Aregbesola, Nigeria’s Interior Minister, said, “Today, a core of the criminal elements and insurgents across the country are on a path to defeat, they have been heavily degraded.” These men are being held in prisons all along Northern Nigeria. One thing you can pray for is that these men would submit to Christ, repent of their sin, and be transformed by the only One who can do all of this.
  2. Six Boko Haram/ISWAP Commanders, and 3,856 Fighters, have surrendered in the past two weeks. This is along the same vein as the 61,000 Boko Haram terrorists being captured, but it is important to note that six of those captured are commanders in this terrorist organization. General Onyeuko has stated their names: “The surrendered are; Mallam Mala Hassan, Ali Madagali, Musa Bashir, Buba Dahiru, Jafar Hamma and Abbali NAKIB Polisawa.” As stated before, these men need Christ! Let’s pray that they would recieve justice for their crimes, but that they would also come to know Jesus.

This is just a small sampling of what is happening in Northern Nigeria and its surrounding nations. There is much victory, but also such fertile soil in the hearts of these terrorists to recieve the Gospel. If the Apostle Paul was once a terrorist, there is hope for these terrorists as well.

Please pray with me over those they have hurt; that there would be justice; and that there would be true revival.

With Love, In Christ,

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Only Jesus can change a life like Saul’s, and He is still doing this today. Learn more about this amazing God here.

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,


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Jesus has done amazing things in the lives of these girls, and all glory goes to Him! Learn more about Him today.

“Fifty”: A Poem for Nigeria

Between 50-70 people were killed in a church service this past Sunday while celebrating Pentecost. This poem is for them.

Fifty family members
slipped through the cultural cracks
passed the divide, they can’t come back
And seemingly no one bats an eyelash.

Fifty men– with their children and wives
blood and bruises, they have lost their lives
and seemingly no US headlines will tell

Gone to hell? No,
singing Your praises, Father, under the church roof
They’re devoted to you Lord, their lives are the proof;
Lost because they love you.

Let us take note
and speak aloud,
of what they spoke:
fellowship, devotion,
loyalty, emotion
that cannot be surpassed.
They lie in tatters–
do they matter?
It’s something I
have to ask.

(c) Annalee Hoover 2022

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Revenge against those who do such blatantly evil things ultimately belongs to God– to Jesus. Learn more about Jesus here.