March 21, 2018
As you may have heard, we at Church of the Servant King have been trying to find a way to bring some of the young Nigerian women who had been kidnapped by the Boko Haram here to America. We have been engaged in this project for almost a year. Now it seems as if it will be truly possible to “Bring Back Our Girls.” Where once this story had worldwide attention, it has receded in interest to many, but after much time, prayer, financial commitment, and sincere efforts, we believe it’s about to have a happy ending.
We would like to introduce you to these young women and ask you to participate with us in prayer and in giving towards the costs in bringing them to a new life in the U.S.A. We know there are always many worthy causes to which you can and do donate; we also hope and pray that you may wish to help out in this endeavor.
We are working on setting up a non-profit entity for large scale fundraising, and have been reluctant to act until then, but we believe these young women are in dire circumstances. We are setting aside a savings account in their name, and we estimate about $20,000 is currently needed to provide passports, visas, travel permits, plane fares and many other basic needs.
Once they arrive they plan is to enroll them in the four year degree program at Hope International University in Fullerton. We anticipate many more funds will be needed for their schooling and their needs. We, together with them, their guardians in Nigeria and those we have met with at Hope, agree this will be the best path forward.
Any contributions large or small will be greatly appreciated, as will your prayers and good wishes. These young women have been unimaginably traumatized by their ordeal, and we are anxious to rescue them from an increasingly unstable and perilous life. They are Christian women who desperately want a new start, and who are essentially abandoned orphans in their own land. We hope that you will want to participate with us in what we see as a very worthy cause.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
In hopeful anticipation,
Jack Read, Mark Schwanz, Regan Read, Overseers
Rich Read, Barbara Kjos, Pastors
Church of the Servant King, Gardena
Please make your contributions via check or money order to Church of the Servant King with a memo “Chibok.” We can accept secure electronic contributions via the Venmo app @COSKgardena. For other arrangements please contact us and let us know how we can help.
P.O. Box 114
Gardena, CA 90247