Although I received an e-mail message from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)… somehow I didn't even see it and/or read it... until recently.
Even so, I decided to share it with you... for even though it's much later, I believe you can do what you can.
Here is the ACLJ e-mail message I'd like you to read and deal with (I copied/pasted):
2020 is off to a deadly start for Nigeria's Christians.
Boko Haram - the deadly Islamic militia pledged to ISIS - just beheaded a Christian Pastor who was recently seen in a hostage video telling the world: "Don't cry. Don't worry. But thank God for everything."
His faith is humbling. This atrocity is infuriating.
In the same week, jihadists attacked a Nigerian village and murdered two teenage Christian girls.
This madness has to end. But the Nigerian government continues to do nothing. If no one intervenes, the outlook for Christians in Nigeria-and honestly across Africa-looks bleak.
We pray for murdered Pastor Lawan's family and for Leah Sharibu, the Christian teenager who remains a prisoner of Boko Haram because she won't convert to Islam.
But along with prayer, we must act. Our legal teams have stood before the U.N. many times. In 3 days, we are submitting a written submission at the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging action from world leaders to stop this violence and hold the extremist perpetrators accountable so that this never happens again.
Every Christian deserves to worship and live in peace, without fear of violence. Stand with us, as we stand for them.
ACLJ Executive Director
ACLJ Executive Director
It truly broke my heart... reading this later... than when I received it.
Even so, I am glad I was able to share this ACLJ e-mail message with you.
As I have mentioned in the past... if you live in USA, please... click on the petition link... and sign the petition.
I live in Canada, so I cannot sign the petition. Nor can anyone else... who does NOT live in USA.
If you can, please... sign the petition, for if you can, you can support Christians who need help that ACLJ works hard, to do!
Thinking about that, made me think about Acts 20:35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.".
Amen! I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Please, be a blessing and sign the petition, if you can.
If you can... or if you can't... please pray.
Prayer is so very important!
For we believers will be able to pray for fellow Christians who are being hurt... injured/damaged... and/or murdered by Muslims.
I ask you to do all you can... for if you do, I believe you will be able to help Christians in Africa, who are in need of help.
And, if you do, I also believe God will bless you.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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