Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

 By   Emmanuel Gandu

Christmas is a season of joy, fulfillment, and celebration of God’s love for humanity. However, many people will not be able to join in this communal carnival. They don’t know it’s Christmas. I therefore enjoin you to pray that God will visit these people at their point of need:

(1) The combatant military in war and conflict zones across the world.

(2) The sick under pain and anguish in hospitals and homes.

(3) The poor and vulnerable not knowing where the next meal will come from.

(4) The homeless destitutes

 under the harmattan cold, sun, rain, and other harsh weather conditions.

(5) Communities ravaged by Boko Haram, fulani herdsmen, bandits and gunmen especially in the Middle Belt and the entire North.

(6) The millions of jobless youths roaming the streets with no hope for a better future.

(7) The unpaid/under paid working class, and unpaid pensioners.

(8) The helpless aged parents whose jobless children cannot help out.

(9) Students who have been out of school due to strikes as a result of government insensitivity to demands for better educational facilities.

(10) Victims of police and military brutality.

(11) Internationally Displaced Persons (IDP), and other victims of war and conflict.

(12) Prisoners, political prisoners/ prisoners of conscience, activists and social critics languishing in detention camps.

(13) Abandoned children in the street gutter garbage.

My heart goes out to all of you affected and afflicted with these manmade atrocities brought to bear on us.

May the joy of Christmas touch the hearts and minds of the perpetrators of these acts, and our leadership to refrain from their actions and inactions for a better society.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Gandu is wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2023 New year.

    Peace  🙏

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