Thursday, January 21, 2010
Curfew 5 pm - 10 am
Most of the Christians at Faith Alive, and especially its leader Dr. Chris, are saddened by the recent violence from both Muslims and Christians. He reminds me of Martin Luther King Jr. who said that “to divide the world into us and them is to risk joining the ranks of the opponents.” If this is a mathematical equation, I believe Dr. Chris wants to multiply alliances and oppose the corruption, extreme poverty, and suffering that is generations deep in his beloved country.
His response to despair and fear is hope and healing. While others choose to senselessly kill and injure, he continues to serve people of all religious faiths (or no faith at all). His weapons of choice are not guns and machetes, but medicine and prayer. Please pray that Dr. Chris and all those at Faith Alive be strengthened, encouraged, and empowered to continue their investment in human lives.
For an informative video about the current situation, go to http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100120_video_dispatch_delicate_balance_nigeria.