I was invited to Speak at the #BringBackOurGirls rally in Indianapolis last week and speak I did. This video is basically why #BringBackOurGirls has not brought back the kidnapped Nigerian School Girls. Watch, read, enjoy! xo
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How to Bring Back the Nigerian School Girls from Boko Haram
Those girls went to school to get an education.
And they were taken away from the opportunity to learn, to read, to write. That’s why we’re here today.
On an intellectual level, we all know that this is wrong. We all know that this is unacceptable but how about on a personal level?
Have we taken the time to think about how this could have been us?
It could have been me, it could have been you, it could have been your sister.
It could have been your daughter that went to school to get an education and was taken by terrorists…by Boko Haram.
I went to school in Nigeria.
I went to boarding school in Nigeria. There were 100 girls in my class.
Are you telling me that if I just happened to go to school in the North, I could have been taken by terrorists and 90 days would pass and nobody would find me?
As we rally and pray and talk about this issue, let us do so with the same energy, the same intensity, the same intentionality that we would show if it were our sisters, our friends and our daughters that were taken.
Let us reject the idea that we are powerless as individuals to do something about these missing girls.
Let us reject the idea that it’s up to the leaders or the president or the government to bring back our girls.
Let us reject the idea that our only option is to sit on the couch and wait as terrorists destroy the lives of these young girls.
Nigerians are not a weak people. Nigerians are powerful.
Nigeria is not a nation of fools. It is a nation full of intelligence, creativity, and innovation. And Nigerians can do something about this.
I can do something. You can do something. Every single person here can do something.
So as we transition into prayer and conversation, I want every single one of us to be asking God.
- God, what can I do?
- What is my part to play?
- What is my role in all of this?
Because at the end of the day, if you don’t do something and I don’t do something, nobody does anything.