Monday, May 19, 2014
So I attended a Rally in support of the Nigerian families ...BRING BACK OUR GIRLS
I made signs to wear in 'sandwich' style, I dressed in one of my African fabric outfits with a red Tee shirt.
I arrived at the designated place and time.
No one else was there....that is, no one wearing red and carrying a sign.
But I stayed, talked to people who walked by. Called out "Please pray for the kidnapped girls" to passing cars.
Was interviewed by the local newspaper reporter
How does it feel to Stand Alone? Lonely.
I stayed for the whole hour, attracting attention as I could.
It was not too difficult, because I think of the 230 Girls who are abducted into slavery. I think of their families in anguish.
There was no Danger for me in Standing Alone on the square....But I did remember the story of Daniel and his friends, refusing to bow to the golden idol when all others bowed and they stood up straight and tall and were sentenced to death.
In Nigeria at this time, entering a church could cause your death. Going to school (male or female) could cause your death....being known as a Christian in the community could cause your death.
No, to stand alone on the square.....was lonely. But not DANGEROUS