Praying for Peace

There has been civil unrest in Jos, Nigeria again and now even in Abuja which is the city where the Anawim Home is located. Christmas Eve bombings occurred in Jos and New Years Eve bombings occurred in Abuja. There have also been subsequent attacks on roads and villages. People do not feel safe anymore. This leads to very serious consequences for HIV patients at Faith Alive Hospital. The following is a prayer request we recently received from Faith Alive.

"Please pray with urgency that Save A Life (a program for HIV) patients will be able to access their lifesaving ARV's (anti-retro viral medications) during this season of political unrest and violence in Jos, Nigeria. It has been and will remain challenging for people to roam freely about the city doing their normal routines like working, banking, shopping, picking up their medications and seeing their doctors. A lapse in getting, and thus taking, their daily ARV's is dangerous because their bodies will most likely develop a resistance to the only type of ARV's that we have available for them. When this happens, their immune systems begin a downward spiral that leads to death. Your prayers for God to remain faithful and intervene are appreciated at least through May, when the next (or existing) Nigerian President is scheduled to be inaugurated and we look forward to a more peaceful atmosphere. The Faith Alive management is making efforts to ease these difficulties and Dr. Chris, his family, patients and Faith Alive staff send their appreciation for your support, concerns and prayers."

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11