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

[407] prayers in [21] 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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  • Dear God, the wicked don't understand that the people of Jesus Christ LIVE FOREVER in perfect love, health, and peace with treasures immeasurable. Let the terrorists and all enemies of Christ FEAR You Lord until they repent! While Lawan is now in eternal bliss with You, please comfort the hearts of his family and all the believers in Nigeria.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift this saint's family to you and ask that you comfort their hearts, and reassure them that they will see this faithful man in your future kingdom. Confuse the hands of the adversary and keep him away from the faithful villagers who love and trust you. May his attackers come to know your saving grace. Please give these people peace.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Gracious Father in Heaven, Glory, Praise and Honor belongs to you. We thank your for the strength and courage of Pastor Lawan. His unwavering faith has encouraged and inspired us. Lord, soften the hearts of his killers and just like Paul the apostle save them from their sin and use them to advance the kingdom of God. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for out mutual hope and understanding. We will see brother Lawan Andimi in the land where no shadow falls. Please help his family and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, Boko Haram, and others from using anything against Pastor Lawan's family, colleagues, and the Body of Christ in Nigeria. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those in Boko Haram to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent and Follow You according to Your Will, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant Pastor Lawan's wife, children, and colleagues Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Complete Healing for their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Spiritual and Physical Provision, Way to minister and spread Your Gospel, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we Pastor Lawan Andimi's family and colleagues up to You; Thank You for Blessing Pastor Lawan to minister and spread Your Gospel, and to leave a last message for his family and colleagues confirming Your Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear God, May Lawan rest in glorious peace. May his words touch the hearts of his killers. May his family have hope in this time - please comfort them and pour out all the hope. Please sustain them. May they be encouraged, and may you dry their tears and remind them that someday they will come home to you and Lawan. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord, please give Your encouragement to this family and use their testimony to multiply the fruit of the Gospel in Nigeria. Bring conviction and truth to the murderers and Grant them mercy through Christ.
    Justin L - Kazakhstan
  • Oh dear Heavenly Father!
    Thank you for the white robe pastor Lawan now wears! Please provide for his family. Please save each one and make them bold and unafraid in You to proclaim the gospel and look forward to coming safely home to You as pastor Lawan did! Safe from the enemy! Safe in Your arms! Save all his tormentors, for Your glory Lord! Amen!!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Jesus, I pray that those who were in contact with Lawan Andimi will be impacted and keep thinking about his peace and courage and want to know you. Comfort his family and surround them with support.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, we thank You for our brother who loved not his life unto death and who was granted a martyr's reward. Comfort and provide for his family during this time, and may his shed blood be the seed of a great harvest. Jesus, let our brother's testimony live on and glorify You as others are inspired by his faithful witness.
    Gina A - USA
  • Lord I lift up my precious brother Lawan. TY that You put it in his heart to be faithful to the One True God. Would You be so close to his loved ones at this time & may their faith be transported to another level. Surround them with gracious, comforting souls as they find the new pathway You have laid out for them. May the killers hearts be softIJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank God for you, brother.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord I pray for this man's family that you would comfort them and strengthen them and know that they will be with him soon in heaven. I pray also for the captors that their hearts will be softened when they hear the faith and confidence of this man. May your gospel will be proclaimed in Nigeria! In Jesus name I pray , amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Almighty God and Eternal Hope ,We thank for this pastors courage and witness unto death .Lord we lift up his wife and family for your provision .Help us Lord Deliver your people in these times we pray .We ask you to bless our persecutors in Jesus name we pray amen
    Anthony T - New Zealand
  • Thank you Lord for our eternal hope!! I pray today that you comfort this mans family and give them strength as they grieve. I also pray that Lord you would give us all the strength when faced with persecutionno matter the trial to be able to stand and proclaim your name!! Amen!!!
    Kim B - USA
  • Father, thank you for the bold witness of Pastor Lawan Andimi as he knew His Redeemer lives and saves to the uttermost all those who confess the name of Yeshua Jesus as Lord.
    May his ministry continue on and may his wife and children be comforted in the knowledge that they will see Pastor Andimi again one day very soon.
    Amen.
    Penny V - USA
  • Father my prayer for Pastor Lawan Andimi's family, his wife and children to be encouraged in the knowledge that he is in better place in heaven waiting for them to join him. Let them be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Thank you Lord for the work that he did whilst he was here on earth - there many souls that have been saved.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, Please help his wife and children and their children to have faith enough to see him in heaven. Please help the young people facing persecution to have faith and not to be deceived to give it up. Please give them eternal perspective. In Jesus name amen
    Naomi G - 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. Use the Pastor's life & witness to soften the hearts of his killers & others, drawing them to Christ. May area believers live out the Pastor's legacy. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank you for allowing this man of God to serve the way he did. Help his family get through this time and allow this to impact plant seeds in other lives.
    Betty V - USA
  • O God our Father, I thank you for the life and faith of your departed servant Lawan. I pray that you keep his family during this difficult time and after. You are the father to the fatherless and husband to to the widows. Lord Be with this family as their hope and strength. Comfort and strengthen the Church in Nigeria.
    Through Christ I ask this. Amen.
    Josiah W - Kenya
  • Father, I thank you for pastor Lawan Andimi, for his life on earth, for the testimony he left behind and for his eternal hope. May God cover his family in this time of loss and grief, May God's hand carry and comfort them. Let these evil men turn to you God, let this sacrifice of this servant bring these people to you. In Jesus name
    Amen
    Martha J - India
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up my supplication, please incline Your ears and hear my voice, surround this family with your love, protection and peace, don't let evil win, touch the hearts of the captors and turn them towards the Light. In the Glorious Name above all names, Yeshua, Christ our Lord.
    Leah B - USA
  • 🏾Your life has brought praise to God for your courage and strength , you are with Abba and your legacy will not be soon forgotten , it must have brought your captors great fear or great hope , either way to God be the glory
    Karen J - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for pastor Lawan Andimi and the blessed life You gave him here on earth. Thank You God that his life was saved by Your blood. I asked that You forgive and soften the hearts of his killers, in Jesus name. I lift up the pastors family for safety, peace and comfort.May they serve You God with Love and boldness,in Jesus name,Amen
    Martha F - USA
  • Dearest God, Lord Jesus,
    I am humbled and thankful for the men of God, like Reverend Lawan Andimi, who stood firm in is faith till the end. We know where he is today, with you. I pray for his family and his church, that they will be comforted by your Holy Spirit, and strengthened in their faith. May his persecutors come to know you. Amen
    Lauri R - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I thank you for the life of Your servant Lawan Andimi. Thank you for the witness that he was before his death and is continuing to be after his death. Please be with his grieving family as they mourn his loss, and grant them peace.
    Amen
    Hosaena C - USA
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