Weng Walking Around :
Weng was three weeks old in 2010; Fulani Islamic jihadists attacked his village of Dogo Nahawa, in Jos. On that day they slaughtered 501 Christians in Dogo in a single night, all the nine members of his family were also killed, there was set ablaze and since he was an infant the fire cut up his feet and destroyed his feet, he is now staying with his grandmother who has been taking care of him.
Dear brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We wish to present to you, our family of martyrs for this month.
Mary, Martha and Gambo story has been such of such and encouragement to us at Stephens Children Home. Mary and Martha (twins) came to our home at the age of three, while Gambo joined them at the age of three and now Mary and Martha are now 14 years old, while Gambo is 13 years old. The Fidelis family lost their father in 2004 religious crisis in Kano. Fidelis family are from Edo state.
From the Desk of the Director
Dearly beloved brethren,
Thank you all for standing with us, despite the hardship in the country. You are encouraging us to build not just a home for the children, but also a future for the community. Every month from now, we will be presenting to you a member of our family of Martyrs, our children who can share their stories with your family. Thank you for your donation and constantly standing helping the children at the Stephen Centre. May the Lord our God continue to bless your family.
I Saw My Father’s Butchered Body Wheeled Back Home: First-Class Mechanical Engineering Graduate Recalls the Horrors of 2001 Jos Riots
In 2001, a most unexpected ethno-religious riot broke out in the hitherto serene and peaceful city of Jos. Within days, about 7,000 lives had been wasted while over 50,000 civilians were left displaced and several properties billions of naira destroyed. Davou Thoma Gyang, then a ten-year-old survivor, who has now made good for himself, with a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering, takes a retrospective look at those trouble days with Adeola Ogunlade.
The Executive Director of Stephen Children International, Abeokuta, Rev Isaac Newton-Wusu, has called on the church to invest more in the education and rehabilitation of children of persecuted saints in the nation.
Wusu said this at the 14th anniversary/prize-giving day of Stephens Children International’s Abeokuta, Ogun State.