Thursday, October 7, 2010

Independence Day

While Faith Alive’s Angel Kiddies Club celebrated Nigeria’s 50-year jubilee with green and white cake and balloons last Friday, people in Abuja were scrambling to find safety and tending to the dead and injured. October 1 (Nigeria’s 50th Independence Day post-colonization) was supposed to be a time to honor the past and cast a vision for the future of this African country. Instead, it was hijacked by terrorists.

President Goodluck Jonathan, from the south, denies that a southern group executed the two car bombs that killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 36 others. Instead, he says that MEND (Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta) is taking the blame that lies with northerners. Only God knows who is responsible, and I pray that He thwarts their future destructive plans.

As for Faith Alive's children, Dr. Chris says, "I pray that by the time these kids are 50, Nigeria would have been transformed." Amen.

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