Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Again?

I've been pleasantly inundated with inquiries about our safety from friends around the globe. It came as a bit of a shock because not many people inquired about our safety during the riots in Jos January 17-20, 2010. Later my mom told me that the main thing on the news at that time was Haiti and virtually no coverage was given to the Jos riots.

Evidently, the Sunday massacre in a village 5 miles south of Jos is receiving world-wide attention. It was a horrific event. We have personally spoken to two people who lost numerous relatives in the strike. The man we spoke to said he lost 9 family members. The woman I spoke to today talked mainly about the children.

The situation is threatening to engulf Jos-city once again. People are tense, alert, and ready to run. We heard a spate of machine gun fire about 9 p.m. tonight. Now I'm hearing military helicopters hovering over the city.

Please pray for the city of Jos and the surrounding villages. We are not at ease.

7 comments:

UcheSarah said...

We read the reports yesterday and were so sad to hear what had happened. We are praying for peace, those affected by the tragedy and our friends there.

Emily said...

praying!

Ann said...

The City Restoration Prayer Group in Iowa Falls is lifting you and your family, the city of Jos, the victim's families and village, and all of Nigeria up to the Throne of Grace.

karav said...

I have been checking often and am glad to hear you are ok. What a tragedy. I'll keep praying.

Sandy said...

I have been thinking of you and praying.
Sandy in the UK

Gary said...

We are praying for you, for the people of Nigeria and for the families who have suffered. May God in Christ transform the hearts of those who use anger and violence.

conniez said...

Know you are being prayed for in DE. I will pray for peace:)