Afiniki, from Nigeria, is sixteen years old. She wants to become a doctor.
As with most Sunday’s she would head to church, she especially loves to sing. But this Sunday, Afiniki’s life changed forever. That day, a suicide bomber crashed his car into a barricade at the front of her church, setting of explosives that killed at least 24 people and wounded 125 others.
“That morning, we went into the church to attend Sunday school. I was asked to take care of my friend’s baby brother for a while… The next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor. I was scared and completely shocked… I started to shout: ‘Jesus, Jesus!’ I looked down and saw my hand was wounded. I looked at the baby boy in my arms. He had died. We were attacked because we as Christians are serving the Living God. When I think about the bomb blast, I keep feeling sad. Sometimes, I am glad because God saved my life. Maybe He thought that it was not time for me to die.”
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