Published on August 18th, 2014
“Five-year-old Emmanuel went to sleep on April 26, 2014, with expectations of joining his friends to play football the following morning when he found himself in a terrible situation,” said a VOM-Nigeria worker. [Soccer is called football in Nigeria.]
Emmanuel did not know it, but radical Muslims had come to attack his village. Emmanuel’s mother knew. She woke Emmanuel up to prepare him in case the family had to flee.
Emmanuel thought his mother woke him so he could go to the bathroom outside the room where he slept. On his way back from the bathroom, one of the attackers found him and cut his shoulder with a big knife.
In the fleeing and confusion that followed, no one could find Emmanuel. He lay alone until the next morning. He has received treatment for his wounds and is healing.
Please ask God to grant peace and healing to survivors of the attacks in Nigeria.