The Honesty Report

I have been one that has rallied for information about the war on Boko Haram, as well as the whereabouts of the remaining Chibok girls & Leah Sharibu—and I am not the only one. Continue reading

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The “Little” Victories

It is with great happiness that I am reporting the Nigerian soldiers have captured

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Babagana Abubakar. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army. Source: UGC, Naij.com: https://www.legit.ng/1214725-troops-arrest-wanted-boko-haram-terrorist-photo.html

 

not one, but two prominent figures in Boko Haram! Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) was found January 10th with voter identification cards and military gear. A suspected military leader for Boko Haram, called Umar, was also caught on December 20th, 2018 (source). The capture of these two men is incredibly promising, as it shows even the “smaller” victories that the Nigerian government and military is making against Boko Haram!

Our God is a God who hears our prayers; this shows that while He hears our prayers, these “little victories” will happen in His time, not our own. And in the end, He has won for us the greatest victory of them all!

With these truths in mind, may we continue to lift up the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and the Nigerian military! Our God is moving, even if we cannot see Him!

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the victory that You have brought! Not only against Boko Haram, but for all who believe in You! You have brought us victory over the enemy and the grave, and we can live with Your Power in our everyday lives!
We now pray that You would move in this war between Boko Haram and Nigeria. Continue to give the soldiers morale and strength, and please keep those who are held captive safe, so that they may be freed and reunited with their loved ones!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray,
Amen!”


Learn more about Jesus, and the victory He has won forever and ever, here!

The Fight Continues: Being Peacemakers in a Violent World

Surprisingly, I have something to report that I have not seen in the mainstream news. There have been riots in France, as the middle and lower class are protesting the government and higher classes for trying to hike up taxes (sources). The worst of the riots may be over, but the tension and hatred between the upper-class government and middle/lower-class citizens still exists. With this news going on, 13 more Nigerian soldiers and one Nigerian policeman have been killed by Boko Haram (source). Continue reading

Staying Faithful in Blogging

Hi Friends and Readers,
I wanted to ask for prayer, that my passion for these people and praying for them would not go out, but would instead increase. Please pray that, above all else, I would stay faithful to Jesus in writing as He leads. Thank you!

In Christ Jesus,
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

The Missing Ones

Taxi drivers in South Korea have taken to the streets as of late, as thousands of them protest a company that could quite possibly “cut their income in half” and leave them in poverty. One person has actually killed himself by setting himself on fire in this protest.

Progress is made, leaving people behind; profits are made, as people who once made money in the taxi-driving business have become obsolete. Because of this, thousands of people are filled with worry, sorrow, and anguish over what might become of the only ways they are able to make money—all with the holidays as their backdrop.

Similarly, another batch of soldiers have been injured and killed in the fight against Boko Haram, as reported by the Nigerian military through News24 on Tuesday, December 20th, 2018. One soldier was killed; another was injured, and many more are still missing.

It seems that this is written time after time, incident after incident; in doing so, it can be very easy to forget that these people are not just headlines; they are people. In many ways, they are forgotten, left missing from the headlines and hearts of those who both write and hear about it.

This is what this blog is meant for: to remember the missing and ensure that they do not remain “the missing ones.” To give them names, and to lift them up to Jesus.

Even through this, it can be easy to do things out of mere routine or duty. It can be hard to remember that each soldier and even each taxi-driver spoken about is a child, a spouse, a father or mother. These are “the missing ones.”

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As you go about your days, especially during this busy holiday season, please keep these “missing ones” in your thoughts and prayers. It is in doing this that they do not remain “missing”—if not in real life, then in a way that remembers and values them for the humans they are, and what they are going through.

Because they are made in the Image of God, and they deserve this.

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Do you know Jesus?

Each and every person is precious in the eyes of God; it is because of this that Jesus came and died for all of mankind. Learn more about what Jesus did, and why it matters, here.


Please pray for…

  • Those this season who are “missing.” May they be found safe and healthy.
  • Those who are missing “the missing ones,” such as loved ones to those in the military and those who are dealing with loss this festive season. May Jesus show Himself to them, and may they be comforted in their pain.
  • All those who do not know Jesus. Pray that this Christmas would be one where they celebrate the true reason for the season!

Thank you for your prayers!

UPDATE ON LEAH SHARIBU

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,
Amen.”

Learn more about Leah here.


Having faith in Jesus is never wasted. Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for us, here.