After reading up on and hearing the news, a pastor leads his followers into praying. They close their eyes when they listen to him.
‘Lord God, how are you going to bring peace to the world. Cameroon’s going to secede very soon but I’d like to see the two make peace with one another, an open dialogue. Will you ever give them a better leader? Please and do the same for Nigeria. What about bringing prosperity to our other neighbours? Thank you and amen.’
The pastor knew that Cameroon could secede anyways even if what would help alleviate matters is an open dialogue. Nigeria could fall into the same trap. He feels helpless and spends his day worrying about the future.
He prays again.
‘God, please make sure all of Africa will achieve its goals soon enough. I’ve enough of violence and threats that I feel is harming every country here. Wish we could something about it, amen.’
God instructs him to reach out to people. He then lands in a school where he encounters students looking to read. He gives them a lot of books and one of them came up to him.
‘Sir, I miss my family a lot but they can’t go back.’
‘We separated from Cameroon. But my family’s there and I feel like wanting to meet them again. But I also still want to learn.’
‘That’s terrible but it’s up to God. I don’t know what to say but I think we have to treat each other better. It’s his punishment for those who abuse people.’
‘Yeah, that’s unfair because I still want to learn and meet them again.’
‘You’ll be back with them when God finds a new leader.’
‘It’s like a war zone.’
‘It also happened here in Nigeria before. But conflict’s happening again.’
He then gives him a book to read and helps his students out. One of them is pale and blind, desperate to learn.
‘Hey look a ghost!’
‘Shut up!’ The two fight until the pastor breaks them up.
‘The idiot won’t shut up! I just want to learn.’
‘Stop it you two!’
As a result, the other kid’s made to help with him in reading. He points out as the other struggles to read, needing something. He reads out loud.
‘The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.’
‘Okay, the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. I get it.’
Then the pastor came.
‘Do you need something.’
He looked up to him.
‘I need glasses.’
The pastor also dealt with another lad pulling up a girl’s skirt as she’s crying.
‘Sir, he won’t stop.’
Then he slaps him as soon as he struggles to find glasses for that student. He buys one and gives it to him.
As soon as he struggles to keep peace, he overhears something. Nigeria has elected a new leader to pacify tensions which other countries are beginning to look up to. He then ran up.
‘Thank you, God for electing a new leader to lead Africa into prosperity.’
He still waited for Cameroon to have its time as one of them wanted to meet its family again. Then the day came when he’s happy to see the boy reunite with his family as they came to him.
‘Good to see you again.’
‘I really miss my son very much.’
‘He’s happy to see you too.’
The boy eagerly hugged each one of them as he cried.
‘It’s okay, you’re with family again. We have a new leader.’
‘I love you! I love you!’
‘Don’t cry anymore, it’s getting better.’
The pastor came and hugged all of them.
‘God loved you so much that he gave you something better in return.’
‘I’m so happy to see them again.’
‘So is God.’