I've just been to the chapel of Latter-Day Saints here in Ilford (people normally know
them as Mormons). They have arranged my Baptism for this Saturday, at 7pm. It is like
re-uniting with the source of my being, and I look forward to it.
The church has a happy, family atmosphere, with the congregation being people from
the U.S., England, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other places.
It is always a joyful experience. When people share in the love of God, it is always
a joyful experience.
I think the Boko Haram people who have caused such grief at the churches in Nigeria should realise that church going people tend to be good people just like themselves.
Whether we worship God or Allah, we worship the same personality who is our Heavenly
Father. I would appeal to the Boko Haram people to stop their campaign against Christians, for the whole of humanity we worship God through different channels and with different names. People who go to church are not doing anything that can be termed 'haram'. What we do is what you would term 'halal'. So please, in the name of humanity and progress, please stop your attacks on the church goers in Nigeria, and accept that the whole world is a multi-faith multi-cultural place, sacred to all to enjoy the most sacred gift, the gift of life.
I pray for understanding in the hearts of the Boko Haram community, and send my brotherly love to all the people of Nigeria. May you share and develop your prosperous
economy, and share in the fruits of peace and cultural harmony.
I say this prayer in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, the light of the world.