I will like to become a medical doctor to help people in future. - Hosea Daniel Gofuk

My name is Hosea Daniel Gofuk from plateau state. I am 10 years old in PRY3 now at  Stephen Children Home. Before I came to Stephen Centre my parent and I lived in Maiduguri Borno state before relocating to Jos because of the riot that was so rampant then.

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Ruth and Faith Tenimu

My name is Tenimu Ruth from Nassarawa state, I am 17 years old, am in SSS2 while my little sister is 15 yrs old, she is in SSS1.

On the 14th July, 2004, I came back from school with my younger sister and I met my mother cooking for the family,  I went to sleep, since the food wasn’t  ready. We were all at home when we heard people shouting and a woman came to my mother and told us to run away but my mother refused to believe them, but suddenly people were running helter-skelter and my mum became terrified and seeing that it was so serious, my mom managed to escape with us to the barrack leaving my dad behind. We stayed for about two weeks in the barrack and after the riot, my mum heard that my dad has been killed and burned to ashes.

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Mary, Martha and Gambo

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.

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The Wilson Brothers: Struck Down But Not Destroyed

‘Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand’- Isaiah 41:10

God must have had the Northern Nigeria at heart when this declaration was made through his prophet Isaiah. Christians are made to endure difficult times as Samaila Bala reiterated in October’s story. Nothing really was their crime than believing and holding on to their faith. Of course, the case of the disciples was no different from the current situation in Northern Nigeria. Innocent Christians were forcefully made to denounce their faith and their failure to do such has led to the persecution of innocent people suffering today. It is no more news that kids are not left out of these attacks raging the whole Northern Nigeria.

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Killed in Mission

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.

Isaac

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