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A Call to Rescue and Nurture

Dear Mama, Susie and Janie,

Serving as a missionary on God’s call in Africa has been an adventure

A 👶🏿 wail interrupted Mary’s letter-writing, followed by another👶🏾.

‘Suppose I’ll continue later, Mary thought, as she fed the wee twins she’d recently rescued.

Mary Slessor

Weekend Writing Prompt #197 – Call
Christian Musings

Troubling Tensions

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a long while.

I have been otherwise occupied and I am loving it.

This year has been a very long year, for the world, for Africa and Nigeria.

In Nigeria, there are people in the seat of government, who want to look over the shoulders of everyone as they post on social media.

Apparently, the rules of engagement that social media has in place already is not enough for them.

They want no one to say or post anything that doesn’t praise them as the messiah — which they are not.

Reminds me of the USA elections.

Many Christians are praising Joe Biden. I sincerely don’t know why. I mean, I haven’t been following the events, I don’t know the man and I do not trust politicians — even if they are Christians.

All I can say is, we will see.

We will see how Christian he is.

As far as I am concerned by their fruits we shall know them. Not by their words and certainly not by their titles/qualifications, but by their qualities — the quality of their values and their moral compass.

I am a bit bothered that America is yet to produce a president in her 20s or at most 30s — even if it’s a he — at least someone young!

Then again, the millennials in the USA haven’t exactly shown leadership promise. Blunt, daring and bold perhaps. But the very idea of a USA millennial in governance does not reassure me. I may have underestimated them of course, but feel free to proof my theory wrong in this matter.

Christian Musings, Jehovah

God Help Nigeria and #endoppression

I have been pleasantly busy for a few months now and I am grateful to God for His provision and answers to prayers.

However, I had to shelf cooking, praying, sleep, work and a few other duties, to pour a part of my heart that relates to the title.

It has been a wild 2 weeks plus, that climaxed with the shooting down of peaceful protesters who are unarmed Nigeria youths, by a troop dressed in Nigerian military paraphernalia. I had to say “dressed in”, as the Nigerian Military has denied their involvement in the #lekkimassacre

I had been praying for the protection of the peaceful protesters and reteewting the #endSARS theme of the protest, as much as I could.

SARS — the State Anti-robbery Squad, had decided about ten years ago till recently, that any young Nigerian with an iPhone, Laptop or a decent car, was a criminal and needed to empty his/her bank account into theirs, if s/he wanted to live to tell it.

If you are a young Nigerian with hippie styles like tattoos, dread locks, coloured hair or you dress expensively, you are deemed guilty and you need to pay for your life or else…

Unfortunately, they have carried out their threats on the youth who tried to insist on his or her human rights, resulting in the death of many, with non of the guilty Squad members being prosecuted.

There had been outcries by youths and concerned citizens to the government, that the look into this matter and put an end to the oppression — but the government refused to listen.

I had stopped expecting any humane gesture from the government and had turned my plea and cry to God. Going over their heads, in a manner of speaking. As Psalm 121 says, “My help cometh from the LORD who made the heavens and the earth.”

In fact, I have countless times prayed that God should protect and shield me and mine from a government that doesn’t care.

Unfortunately, my fellow youths don’t seem to have that mind set.

This past two weeks have shown me, that my tattoo-wearing, tinted-haired or dreadlocks haired generation are too softhearted for their own good, especially in the present atmosphere we have found ourselves.

Their looks have totally had me fooled until recently. They have gone beyond the call of duty, to assist one another, protect one another, look out for one another. In fact, they have been very civilised with leadership qualities that has put a distinction between them and the government.

The world had clearly seen that the youth were the opposite of what the a propagandist politicians in government have painted them to the world. A propaganda they staged to justify excluding youths from the leadership positions and governing process.

Now, the whole world knows that Nigerian youths are not lazy.

Nigerian youths are natural leaders who serve one another and fight for one another.

Those responsible for the mess we are going through in Nigeria: I prophecy in the name of Jesus Christ that a judgement that will proclaim the undisputable existence of God is upon the wicked evil doers!

God will protect and defend His interest and investment in Nigeria and Africa.

May the souls of the our comrades who lost their lives in the #lekkimassacre rest in peace.

God will fight for His children and we shall hold our peace.

I am proud of the Nigerian youths. We are redeemed! And we shall possess our possession.

I commend the Nigerians in different parts of the world lending their voices and support to a better life in Nigeria. Trooping out and continuing with the protest.We are more than conquerors.