Girls’ Brigade says #GBHopeEndures on 5th anniversary of Chibok abductions
Published on April 12, 2019
Girls’ Brigade is inviting its members and friends to participate in social media activism to raise awareness and mobilise the wider Church to continue to pray for people who have been impacted by violence in Nigeria.
14/15 April 2019 marks the five year anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls. Currently 112 girls remain missing; some of them are GB members; many are feared dead. Since 2009, 20,000 people have been killed and over 2.6 million have been forced to leave their homes. Girls’ Brigade is continuing to mobilise the global family to continue to pray and advocate with and for the Chibok girls and the many others impacted by violence in Nigeria.
We have not forgotten. Our GB Hope Endures.
On the week leading up to 14/15 April 2019 and after, the GB family is invited to participate in social media activism by uploading a #GBHopeEndures frame to their Facebook profile and adding a special status update.
To take part in this global social media activism, please follow the steps below:
- Sign into your Facebook page
- Click on this link in a new browser window:
- Choose your new Facebook frame called GB International Frame
- Update your status with the following text:
I’ve added a frame to my profile picture on 14/15 April 2019 to say #GBHopeEndures on the five year anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls in Nigeria. Currently 112 girls remain missing and over 2.6 million people have been forced to leave their homes as a result of violence in Nigeria. That’s why Girls’ Brigade members from around the world are joining together to continue to pray for many people impacted by violence across Nigeria. Please join us as we say #GBHopeEndures. Find out more about Girls’ Brigade new resource: www.gbworldwide.org/bring-back-our-girls/
This week, GB International has released a new programme and prayer activity resource to help GB companies and churches engage with praying for their Nigerian family. The resource include a story of hope from GB member Sarah who had been abducted by Boko Haram and was later released. Sarah thanks the GB family for their prayers and reminds us that God does answer prayer.
Created by two Nigerian GB leaders Miriam and Ruth, the #GBHopeEndures: Prayers for Nigeria resource can be used at any time of year and can be downloaded free here.