Original BBC article found here. ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria clashes At least 32 people have been killed in a gun battle between security forces and a radical Islamist group in north-east Nigeria, reports say. Dozens of people attacked a police station in Bauchi city but were repelled, Reuters news agency said. The agency quoted a
These are the words we were asking the students to not say to their families. On Black Friday, while most of America was out shopping for holiday bargains, Jos, Nigeria was covered in the smoke of hatred. While our team was incredibly safe on the other side of town, we allowed the students to call
[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”493fc35f13d294e2″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Some of you may remember, I went to Nigeria with the LIFT Discipleship program as their photographer. The LIFT director wrote this upon our return home and I though it was a good setup of what I’ll be writing about eventually. We experienced some pretty unusual things for
For those of you who haven’t read it, here’s my prayer letter: Family & Friends, As many of you know, I’m traveling to Nigeria next Wednesday with the LIFT Discipleship program. How the trip came about is a whirlwind of a story, but for now, I’m merely writing you asking for prayer. There are 16
Thursday, November 6th: 12 days before I travel to Nigeria with 14 Americans, 2 Canadians and 2 Texans. Back when I first saw the images that would soon find their way into A Hope in the Dark, my heart was stirring for something bigger but was unsure of what direction to point itself in. As
In November, I will be traveling to Jos, Nigeria with a group of 18 others. As of right now, I’m still not entirely sure what I’ll be doing out there, which is why the details here have been non-existent. They will come shortly, and I promise to update you. For now, here is some info
Something else I’ve been reading is the weblog of a missionary working with Mercy Ships (basically a floating hospital providing free healthcare in Africa). Her name is Ali and she has done more than inspire me. Her words have reaffirmed a where my heart has been heading; I especially needed to read them this week.
Dear Bad Guy, Stop it. Love, Me
The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. Pronounced “waga-doo-goo.” And it’s airport code is OUA.
One of the things that I enjoyed so much about reading Infidel was how well it’s written. It’s been translated into English from Dutch and Dutch isn’t even Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s first language. Or second. Or third. I would recommend this book for many reasons. One of them being because although it is hard to