Alison Judd has recently received the following message from World Federation Vice President Matilda Johnson from The Gambia. It is positive and encouraging news following the recent political unrest in her country. Matilda writes:
I give God all the glory and praise. The dark cloud over The Gambia has been lifted. LIGHT has overcome darkness. We are free from tyranny and oppression, from uncertainty and fear, from the threat of war and displacement.
God has indeed heard all our collective prayers for peace in the land, in our hearts and love for all people.
On Saturday 21st January 2017, our outgoing President Jammeh left the shores of The Gambia with his wife and children and some of his supporters to exile in Equatorial Guinea.
We all breathed a sigh of relief. The ECOMOG troops were poised to enter The Gambia and force him out of Statehouse but the untiring efforts of the Presidents of Guniea and Mauritania made him see reason and he decided to leave the country.
Sisters, we have not experienced war, conflict, civil unrest but we were very close to it and it was not a pleasant situation- all shops and the markets closed, banks closed, schools closed, no public transportation, media shut down, tourists and foreigners evacuated, people fled from Banjul to the villages and across the border to Senegal, becoming refugees out of fear.
Those of us who remained we prayed, individually, collectively in the Churches for the hand of God to move and take control of the situation – which He has done.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the solidarity, love and concern and above all for your prayers. God is good. All the time. It is well.
Thank you my Sisters
Please continue to hold Matilda, her fellow Gambians, and the new government, in your prayers.