One month after her husband passed away suddenly, Boko Haram attacked Rikiya’s village. She fled to another town with her three children. When they returned two months later, they had lost everything.

“I was so traumatised; my husband is gone, and Boko Haram had captured our village. We had nothing except the clothes on our body.”

Shortly after, Open Doors workers visited the grieving community and began the long journey to restoration for Rikiya and her neighbours.

Rikiya means “exalted by the Lord”. Your support, prayers, and encouragement can let Rikiya know that she is exalted by the Lord and by her family in Christ.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

Please mail your letter to us by 30 June 2020 to:
Open Doors Hong Kong
P.O. Box 78516, Mong Kok Post Office, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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