It’s a rather sad day today in Nigeria. April 14, 2014 will go down the annals of history as one of the most sombre days in our history.
Nigerians have cried, protested, begged, advocated and even with international community influence, the over 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram in Chibok, are not home.
But the tears will not last forever.
When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream!
2 We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
as streams renew the desert.
5 Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.
It is a few days to Christmas and the air is thick with the smell of Christmas. Holidays are being planned, fun events being looked forward to and families excited about the times they will spend together.
Sadly, about 640,000 Nigerians are not privileged to look forward to this joyous celebrations. This is because they have been made refugees in their own country, internally displaced by the deadly activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Many of them are in camps or are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives in places other than their hometowns.
Continue reading “Making Christmas Happen For Boko Haram Victims!”
Youth With A Purpose aka YWAP- an international, non-denominational christian youth fellowship that started operation in October 1999 in Kaduna and have currently spread out to over 30 centers in Nigeria and in some cities around the world including the United Kingdom, Ghana, and Malaysia.
Recently, the Maiduguri chapter of YWAP, (consisting of students of the university of Maiduguri) paid a visit to the people displaced by the Boko Haram in Gwoza.
These amazing young people prayed with, sang and encouraged the families. Check out the photos:
Continue reading “#PHOTOS: Christian Youth Group Visits Displaced Families In Gwoza”