Lawan used the video his terrorist captors took of him to declare his trust in a good God.
Lawan used the video his terrorist captors took of him to declare his trust in a good God.
Feb. 13, 2020 | Nigeria

Pastor Testifies of Eternal Hope Before His Execution

[356] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Lawan Andimi.

A pastor executed by Boko Haram militants left an inspiring legacy in the form of a hostage video. The Reverend Lawan Andimi was kidnapped from his village in Adamawa state on Jan. 2, 2020. While most villagers were able to escape, the pastor was taken in what appeared to be a targeted kidnapping. On Jan. 7, the pastor’s captors forced him to record a video from his place of captivity. With the black flag of the Islamic State West African Province hanging behind his shoulder, Lawan said, “I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself in is the hands of God. … By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife, my children and my colleagues. [But] if the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God.” Confident in his eternal hope, Lawan was beheaded by his captors on Jan. 20. “It is possible that he knew this might be his last message to his family, which is why he asked them not to cry or worry, but to thank God for everything,” a VOM worker in Nigeria said. Pray for the pastor’s family, and pray that his boldness may soften the hearts of his killers.

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  • Father, I thank you that Lawan is now with you and forever free from this world and from sin. Please minister mightily to his family and help them to be comforted in the comfort that only you can give. Help them to grow strong in their trust and to heal their hearts of the pain of the loss. Let them truly be able to rejoice that their is hope in Christ
    Vicki W - USA
  • Our Father in Heaven, thank you that we don't just have this life in our vision. Because of You Word we can glimpse at an eternal perspective. Comfort his love ones. May his sacrifice bring more souls into your kingdom.
    Rachel R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the family of Reverend Lawan Andimi : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the pastor's life & witness soften & change the hearts of his killers & others. May the Church live our his legacy. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, I cannot say the depth and range of emotions I have. I am heartbroken for pastor's family, friends, congregation, community. A man of integrity has left us. But not without Your notice, not without words that expressed eternal hope to his captors, the world, and the real enemy of our souls. He did not deny You, dear Lord, Faithful and True.
    E P - USA
  • Father God, thank you for Lawan's witness of his hope in you. I ask that you would comfort his family and give them all that they need to experience your peace and protection. Lord, I pray for these killers that they would repent and turn from evil. I pray that they would know Jesus and experience his love and mercy and grace and praise you. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Reverend Lawan Andimi's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Use Reverend Lawan Andimi's life & witness to soften & change the hearts of his killers & others. May the area believers live out his legacy. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Abba Father, You are so kind to give Pastor Andimi strength to stand so boldly for Christ! May You keep his family strong too as You take care of all their needs & comfort them in their grief. Please soften the hearts of their enemies so they get saved. Now Your child is under Your altar in Heaven asking, "How long, O, Lord...?" (Rev 6:10) Be glorified
    Mary K S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Reverend Lawan Andimi's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the pastor's life & witness soften the hearts of his killers & others; may they meet Christ. May the area Church live out the pastor's legacy. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father: Use the powerful testimony of Lawan to touch the hearts of those who are in darkness. Comfort his family as only you can, and draw them close. I pray for the many believers in Nigeria who have suffered for Jesus' sake. Lift them up and use your precious Word to give them peace. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Reverend Lawan Andimi's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Reverend Lawan Andimi's life & witness soften the hearts of his killers & others. May the area Church live out his legacy. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord thank you for the bold witness Pastor Lawan displayed before his execution. Give his family peace, hope and encouragement to continue on with the work he started for you. Let this encourage many people to stand strong in their faith no matter what they may be facing knowing. Remind them that our life is ultimately with you in eternity.
    Angie E - USA
  • Father, please use this witness of Your power and love to save the lost from an eternal hell. Open their eyes Lord, show them Your goodness. May they be lead to repentance. Thank you for this brother and all those who testify of You in the darkness all around them. Help and provide for His family and all those who are hurting by this evil. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • Father, I pray that the witness of Lawan will bear fruit for your kingdom. I pray that you will comfort his family in their loss and provide for them. I pray for the country of Nigeria that you will bring order and peace and that you will stop Boko Haram. I pray that many Boko Haram militants will come to know you.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for the faith, courage & faithfulness of Reverend Lawan Andimi, now with you in Paradise. Bless his persecutors, let many be won to you by his witness. Bless & comfort his family Lord. We praise you for the church in Nigeria, the mighty work it does, the strength & love of our brothers & sisters there. We lift them before you.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, thank you for the inspiration Lawan left for his family and us. Thank you that while he is no longer alive here on earth, his family and friends have the hope that they will be with him again. Thank you that this world is not our home, but that we will be with You in a perfect place without death or pain. Please comfort his family. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Our Father in Jesus name i pray against the prey that pursue your children .Lord thank u for the oppurtunity to thrive even when opposition comes our way.Teach us to walk in integrity and loyal love as Andimi did.He loved Jesus till even his murder.Lord forgive us as we selfishly serve ourselves instead of others.Soften the hearts of all the militants
    Chenoa S - USA
  • Father thank you for the faith and testimony of this pastor. I pray for his family for comfort and strengthening of their faith. I pray that Lawan Andimi's boldness will soften the hearts of his killers and they may come to you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Heavenly Father to You be all the praise, honor and glory!Thank You for welcoming Lewan into Your kingdom and for him having left a legacy of faith for all believers to follow.Please place Your hand of comfort, protection&provision over his family. Although Lewan is no longer able to provide for his family, You are the great provider-their Provoder!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that Your comfort would be surrounding those who love Pastor Lawan. Thank You for using his boldness to greatly testify of You. May those who killed him be continually impacted by his words and witness; may they seek out Your people and Your word and come to follow You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord Jesus thank You for my precious brother Lawan. May his witness and his martyrdom soften the hearts of many, so they may see You and the freedom You bring. Comfort his family and friends. All glory to You Lord Jesus.
    Andrew S - USA
  • What an inspiring message for all Christians everywhere. Praise God for his testimony all the way to the end. Lord please be with his family and comfort them and strengthen their faith. They, if they have his faith, will see him again one day. Give them hope and courage for the future
    Dennis C - USA
  • Our Father , We pray for Bro Ahdimi family and ask for comfort and strength and every need be meet. May his testimony be a light to his captors and bring them to know Jesus and saviour.
    Jacquelyn k - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray thanking you for Lawan Andimi's great faith in you. Even though it led to his death, may his boldness touch the hearts of his killers. We pray his family gives thanks for all things and their faith remains strong. Comfort them for the loss of their loved one. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Reverend Lawan Andimi 's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Reverend Lawan Andimi's life & witness soften & open the hearts of his killers & others to You. May the Church live out his legacy. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Reverend Lawan Andimi 's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Reverend Lawan Andimi's life & witness soften & open the hearts of his killers & others to You. May the Church live out his legacy. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for the courageous, loving testimony of Lawan Andimi. Grant his family peace. Change the hearts of his persecutors that by seeing your love shne forth through Lawan, their lives may be changed. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, may the courage, love and kindness of Christ as displayed by this believer draw others to yourself. Please comfort his wife, children and other family members. I pray that you would give them your peace that passes all understanding, as only you can give. Please provide for his family and help them to be a witness for Christ.
    Julie B - USA
  • Dear Lord may this precious man be blessed beyond 'anything we can imagine'. May the kidnappers and his executioners hear the resounding testimony and gentleness of this courageous man for the rest of their lives. May the witness of Jesus Christ draw this village to Yourself.
    May every Christian leave such a legacy.
    In Jesus Name,

    Diana
    Diana M - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,lift up all your suppressed people, and continue to be with those that are suffering loss at this time. We pray that you give them comfort in the knowledge that we will all be reunited together, all in your good time Father, and all though your great love and mercy in Jesus.
    Chris K - Australia
  • Lord, please fill Lawan's family with overwhelming peace and comfort as they mourn the loss of Lawan. Thank you for Lawan's life and commitment to You. He was a faithful servant. Protect His family and let them continue to serve You in everything. Soften the hearts of the boko haram people who heard the gospel message through Lawan. Save them, Lord!
    Conley W - USA
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