A prayer request from Maiduguri, Nigeria




Map of Nigeria (without flag), 344 x 391. Courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

The following prayer request from a member of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) living in the city of Maiduguri. It was received this weekend by an Annual Conference officer and shared with the Mission and Ministry Board on Sunday during worship. The city of Maiduguri was attacked this past weekend by the terrorist group Boko Haram:

Dear Brethren,

I pray and hope that your family and your entire congregation are all in great health.

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My family, I, and the EYN Brethren in Maiduguri and in Nigeria generally are well. We are however traumatized by an attack on Maiduguri by terrorists, two days ago, on Friday and Saturday. The Nigerian Air Force had to conduct very heavy bombing of the terrorists before overpowering and subduing them for now. 

By the Grace of God Almighty we don’t have casualties among EYN members. I was away from Maiduguri when it happened and I'm yet to go back to Maiduguri, but I have been in very close contact with both my family and EYN members. So far it is well, but people are under fear and are psychologically traumatized.

God is surely with us and always telling us that our hearts should not be troubled for HE is with us; and so we are enjoying his faithfulness to us. Thank you for your continued prayers for us which is surely yielding very positive results.

Please, give my regards to your family and your entire Church of the Brethren congregation. God bless you!

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