|Candle lighting at service remembering |
our brothers and sisters in Nigeria
This conflict hits close to home for many Lutherans in the Minneapolis Area Synod, who have sister congregations in Nigeria. At the service we heard impassioned letters from Nigerian pastors calling on us to pray for them and the rebuilding of their churches, many of which have been burned to the ground and many of the members who have been killed or have fled the region.
Over 200 school girls are still missing after they were kidnapped by the Boko Haram in April, 2014.
We were invited to urge our government to put pressure on the Nigerian government to stop the Boko Haram.