Gyang Adamu is a 27-year-old student from Foron village in the Barkin Ladi area near Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. His family – his mother and father, and all three of his brothers – were killed in a vicious attack by Fulani herdsmen in August 2018.
He says, “My whole family has been wiped from the face of the earth for no reason at all. So many thoughts are going through my mind. Why did God allow the Fulani to kill my family? Why did God allow me to go back to school before the attack? How will I continue life? Where will I start?”
Open Doors is supporting Gyang through trauma care and helping him to complete his studies. “I know that this will make my father proud,” Gyang says. “The last thing he told me before I left for university was, ‘Gyang, make sure you study hard and make me proud.’ I jokingly answered, ‘Daddy, that’s why I am in school – to make you proud.’
Will you write an encouraging letter or card to let Gyang know that he is not alone?
If you're not sure where to start, check out the short list of tips below, and these simple letter-writing guidelines.
- Greeting cards, children’s artwork, and postcards are best
- Write in simple English and keep your letter brief
- Be encouraging and include one or two Bible verses.
Please put all your letters and cards in one envelope and send to Open Doors UK, PO Box 6, Witney, OX29 6WG.
Please note that this campaign ends on the 29 June 2019.