Thank you to Debbie Brown for this word below from Fr. Buchi in Nigeria.
Dear DPLS community,
Many of you know recent graduate, Dr. Maduabuchi Muoneme, better known to us as Father Buchi. Upon graduation, Father Buchi returned to his native country, Nigeria, to resume his duties as a Jesuit priest. In the wake of the 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram and further terrorist acts by this group that have left hundreds dead and everyone in fear, I emailed Father Buchi to see if he was OK and if there is anything we, the DPLS community, could do. I sent him the photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama holding up the sign, “#BringBackOurGirls” and attached a news story from NBC about the 80 troops we (the U.S.) now has in Chad to staff the drone operations that are flying over Nigeria looking for the missing girls.
With his permission, here is his response:
Thank you for your prayers. It has been a nightmare in Nigeria. Although I am physically OK, it is difficult to say I am OK, because the whole nation is traumatized by the barbaric acts of this wicked sect. Response to the callous situation really requires international attention and coordinated effort. Please continue your prayers.
Thanks for the news you sent from Obama and the United Sates government. It beefs up hope for action and freedom!