In April Emmanuel visited his home church in Gulak and wrote the following.
I WAS AT GULAK LAST WEDNESDAY. I MET MY PARENTS. I THANK GOD THEY ARE OKEY. THEY WERE HAPPY TO SEE ME BUT I WAS THE HAPPIER. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS. I ALSO HAD A LOOK AT EYN LCC GUKAK. SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT SINCE THE BH (Boko Haram) COULD NOT BURN THE CHURCH AFTER SO MANY TIMES OF TRIAL, THEY DECIDED TO SPEND EVERY EVENING THERE BREAKING THE PLASTIC CHAIRS AND THE WALLS OUT OF ANGER. THE WHITE PIECES YOU SEE ON THE FLOOR ARE NOT PAPERS BUT PIECES OF PLASTIC CHAIRS. THE TOWN HAS SOLDIERS ON EVERY CORNER OF THE STREETS. NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME TO GULAK YET. THE PLACE IS A LITTLE BIT SCARRY WHEN YOU COME IN FOR THE FIRST TIME. I HOPE TO GO BACK THERE THIS WEEKEND AS THE LORD PERMITS. I SHALL TRY TO VISIT THEM AS OFTEN AS I CAN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Please pray for our Nigerian brothers and sisters as some begin to return to their villages and find their homes and churches destroyed.