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‘We want them to know that they are loved’

Christian students in Nigeria remind their community to pray for kidnapped girls.

In the southeastern Nigerian city of Aba, children from Susana Homes and Right Steps Christian School reminded their community to pray continually for “Chibok girls.”

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In April, more than 270 girls — including a dozen members of Churches of Christ — were kidnapped from their boarding school by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok. Fifty-three girls, including one church member, escaped their captors, a minister in northern Nigeria told The Christian Chronicle .

Students at the school and children’s home, both ministries of Churches of Christ, have written letters of encouragement and support to the parents of the girls — and to the girls themselves, said director Chi Ekwenye.

“We believe strongly that they will be home someday … in God’s own time,” Ekwenye said. “When that happens, we want them to know that they are loved and always will be.”

For more information on the ministries, see rightsteps.org.

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