In response to Nigeria being in the news so much lately, this article answers some of the questions about Nigeria, that you might not have known. It makes for an interesting read.
On another note, I want to encourage all of you to be praying for the speedy return of the girls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram, jihad extremist group. I know that hearing stories of close to 300 girls being kidnapped can seem so far away from the comforts of your own home. In fact, even though I live in Nigeria, it can seem so far away. That is, until I think about these girls as my own students. Things change when you think of the individual child as a person, with a name, a home, and parents that miss her, rather than as just part of a group.
The girls discipleship group that I've gotten to be a part of has been praying and fasting for each individual girl these past several weeks.