Today marks two years since Leah Sharibu and fellow students were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, Borno State, by Boko Haram. All the girls were released one month later (except for five who died during the ordeal), but Leah (age) remains in captivity because she refuses to deny Christ. All that Leah’s parents want is to be reunited with her.
We interviewed Reverend Gideon, who as a Christian brother, has come alongside the family to provide them with pastoral care and support.
Watch what he had to say here >>
Sadly, possibly hundreds of young girls and women in Nigeria have been kidnapped. According to Reverend Gideon, even young boys and men are kidnapped, forced to fight for militants in the name of Islam.
What’s happening in Nigeria is “criminal, a human rights violation and that is why I feel the government and international community, needs to do more about the ongoing situation. We need to protect our children, our women,” says Reverend Gideon.
Leah, her family and the many other people whose lives have been affected by kidnappings, need us as their faith community to pray for them.
Please stand with us in prayer today:
- Pray that God will bring Leah home in His time.
- Pray for strength for Leah, who is an example to all of us.
- Pray that God will stir the hearts of her captors to who the true God is through Leah’s faith.
- Pray for Nathan, Rebecca and Donald (Leah’s younger brother) and all the other families affected by kidnappings. May the government secure the release of Leah and all the other Nigerians that are held captive.
Thank you for being a partner in prayer!