DayBreaks for 03/12/13 – Life and Death in Nigeria

NigeriaAdToday is a first for DayBreaks.  I normally will offer up some passage of Scripture and share some thoughts on it, often with an illustration or two.  It’s a rather typical format for a Christian devotion, I guess. 

But today I’m not doing that.  I hope you’ll understand why if you take the time to watch the video (link provided below). 

Today is about faith…and about life and death and how the three intersect in the real world.  This video is about a man named Dayo and it outlines what is happening with Christian brothers and sisters in his homeland.  This is not Hollywood or make-believe fantasy or sci-fi stuff.  This is the real deal.  Our brothers and sisters are dying, being raped, beaten, having their homes and churches burned to the ground.  It is happening NOW. 

Dayo just happens to be a co-worker of mine.  We’ve not yet met face to face, but in a few weeks we will meet at an internship I’ll be attending in Africa where he is the host.  Dayo and I have exchanged several emails…and I can’t wait to meet this giant of faith in person.  I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to meet Abraham, David, Moses or Daniel.  I have a suspicion based on what I know of this man, that he’s cut from the same fabric as those men.  I will learn much from him, I’m sure. 

So, today, I ask you…no, I BEG you, to watch this video.  It’s long – about 20 minutes.  But you need to see it.  Everyone needs to see it.  The purpose of this video is to raise awareness of what is happening and hopefully bring enough attention to the matter that the persecution and oppression will come to an end.  Dayo is fully aware that in making this video and by not remaining silent, that he may well have signed his own death warrant – and he’s at peace with that.  Of course, we hope and pray that it won’t come to that, but if it does, Dayo is ready. 

Watch the video.  Then pray for those being persecuted and those who are doing the persecuting.  Pray specifically for Dayo and his family.  And pray for yourself – for faith such as this.  The day may come when we’ll need it ourselves. 

Share this video with your friends and church family and relatives.  Let the world know what is happening and that there are great men of faith (and women, like Dayo’s wife who is in agreement with his decision) walking the face of this planet.

Here’s the link: http://www.medicalambassadors.org/nigeria.html

PRAYER: Father, we lift up Dayo and his family to You.  We lift up our brothers and sisters in Nigeria (and elsewhere) who are suffering, giving the last full measure of devotion to You with their own blood.  We pray that you protect them and give them strength, courage but more than anything else, a clear and persistent vision of Your Presence and the peace that comes with that awareness.  May they see Your glory and deliverance.  We pray for those who are persecuting them, that they may realize how wrong it is and may become disciples themselves.  Forgive us for our weak faith and strengthen us so that if we ever face such persecution, we can bring You glory.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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4 thoughts on “DayBreaks for 03/12/13 – Life and Death in Nigeria

  1. Thank you for your efforts, I’ll pray for all of those involved. Be safe and strong…

    In the name of Jesus

    Ted Johnson

    I write and compose music and offer… my services, the gifts given to me, are yours… for the asking

    • Thank you, Ted! If you wish to try to compose something for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, that would be great! I really appreciate your prayers for them!

  2. I have been receiving your devotional for years and now know why you have changed your labors from pastoring here in the States to helping evagelize in Africa. In my younger years I have sharing in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana and still send support to my brother and sisters there. I appreciate your work. Keep it up and keep looking UP. Barbe and I are in our late 70s now and no longer travel but we do appreciate and pray for this new venture in the name of Jesus – Your brother Jim Brunner Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:08:38 +0000 To: jbrunner7@msn.com

    • Hi, Jim! It’s been a long time since I’ve heard from you, but I remember you!!! It has been quite a few years. It was great to get your email!

      I didn’t realize you’d worked in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. Thank you for your continued support for the brothers and sisters there, especially now for those in Nigeria. In my new position, I’ll be helping not only in Africa but in numerous places around the world. God has really blessed me in opening the door for me to do this kind of work. What a wonderful thing that you and Barbe can now be prayer warriors for others now that you can’t travel! What a wonderful calling!!!!

      Thanks for the email! Don’t be a stranger!!! Write any time!
      HIS and yours,
      Galen >

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