Heroes of Faith 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the 18th birthday of Leah Sharibu, who was  abducted from her school in north east Nigeria in 2018 by an Islamic State affiliate. She refused to renounce her faith in exchange for her freedom, and is still being held by her terrorist captors, who have declared her a “slave for life”. Leah’s faith inspires us to trust in God and persevere as she does.

 

Join one of our online events happening TODAY

Our teams in the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and the US are each hosting an online meeting. We’ll hear from Leah’s family and others showing incredible courage in the face of suffering. We’ll also be joined by MPs and church leaders as we stand as one global Church crying out for breakthrough, justice and freedom.

 

 

 Local Time

 UK Time

 Link to join

 Southeast Asia

 7-8pm MYT

 12-1pm BST

 Facebook or YouTube

 UK

 6:30-7:30pm BST

 6:30-7:30pm BST

 Facebook or YouTube

 Nigeria

 8-9:30pm WAT

 8-9:30pm BST

 Facebook

 US

 7-8pm EST

 12-1am BST

 Facebook or YouTube

 Latin America (Spanish)

 7:30-8:30pm CDT

 1:30-2:30am BST

 Facebook or YouTube

 

 

 

 


Join us for a prayer event like no other, as we partner with people around the world to create a global wave of prayer. 

 Heroes of Faith is our biggest prayer event ever, marking the 18th birthday of Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian schoolgirl abducted by terrorists who refused to renounce her faith in exchange for her freedom.   
Nigerian Gospel singer Panam Percy Paul has written a song especially for Leah, ‘Heroes of Faith’ (featuring Sinach, Muyiwa, Lou Fellingham, Noel Robinson, Steph MacLeod and other artists) which will be released exclusively at the event.

How you can get involved

Commit to pray for one hour on 14 May (individually or with a small group or church). Imagine a prayer baton being passed from person to person, church to church, country to country, as people around the world cry out for breakthrough, justice and freedom. Our aim is for at least 2,400 people to sign up to pray – 100 for every hour. 


Invite your church to pray as part of your service on Sunday 16 May (using the resource below).
Download the prayer resource






FAQs

Will there be an online meeting throughout the 24 hours?
No. There are five one-hour online events during the 24 hours. We’re asking people around the world to pray with their churches, small groups, or individually for an hour to make sure that all 24 hours are covered. 

Who is Leah Sharibu? 
14 May is the 18th birthday of Leah Sharibu, who was abducted from her school in north east Nigeria in 2018 by an Islamic State affiliate. She refused to renounce her faith in exchange for her freedom, and is still being held by her terrorist captors, who have declared her a “slave for life”. Leah’s faith inspires us to trust in God and persevere as she does.

What is the focus for prayer?
We’re praying for the release of Leah Sharibu, and for other heroes of faith around the world. For example, the Latin America team will focus on Nigeria and also on issues in the Latin America region. 
downloadable prayer resource is available here

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