Charity and her three children from Nigeria were getting ready for bed when her brother ran into the home with an urgent warning: “Put out the light! Put out the light!”
Charity grabbed her youngest daughter, Patience, and quickly placed her on her back in a wrap. “We ran away towards the mountains,” Charity says. In the scramble, Charity got separated from her other two children, Theophilus and Elizabeth.
On her way back to the village the following day, Charity heard that Boko Haram had killed some of her family members in the attack. She was devastated; all she could think about was her missing children.
After a week without news, Charity was alone in her mother’s house when she heard her son calling out her name. When she looked out her front door, she saw Theophilus and Elizabeth walking toward her. “I was so shocked and excited as I shouted their names!” Charity recalls. “Seeing my children felt like a new dawn – everything changed because my lost children were back.”
When Open Doors heard about the attack, local partners in the field rushed into action to help provide emergency aid, food relief and support to rebuild, thanks to your prayers and gifts. They were also able to deliver vital trauma counselling to Charity and her family.
“Your coming helped us a lot,” Charity says.
You can further help Charity and her family by writing to them – they’d love to hear from you!
Send your drawings, cards or letters to us at:
PO Box 6,
And we’ll do the rest!
Please note this campaign ends on 15 June 2022
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.