And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding…
I have received a lot of “checking in on you” messages so I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing just fine. Earlier today there was a bombing at a shopping center in a neighborhood in Abuja (the capital of Nigeria). My office is located on the other side of town so there were no impact on our side of town. Because of the Nigerian football match today, our staff lingered in the office to follow the World Cup. So we were able to quickly account for staff. I have heard (and read) that a bomb was dropped at the exit location of the mall which was also near a location where people were waiting for taxis and buses. The bombing in Abuja happened hours after an explosion in Adamawa State in northeast Nigeria.
It is truly sad that these senseless killings continue in this country. Boko Haram continues to terrorize citizens in their attempt to rid this country of “Western education.” This is the same group that has kidnapped the Chibok school girls. It is also sad that the Nigerian government/military has been paralyzed to stop this group.
Please pray for the people of this country and for the government. Pray that the government will start to value the lives of its citizens and the innocent people who find themselves caught up in this struggle between Boko Haram and the government of Nigeria. I am reminded in times like these “not to be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”