Wednesday’s Word: A Psalm and a Prayer for Phyllis Sortor, Kidnapped in Nigeria

Free Methodist missionary from Seattle, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, was kidnapped by several persons this week in Nigeria. She was taken from Hope Academy, where she works. It is still unclear what the abductors hope to achieve by this terrible act. Even with all the similar situations erupting around the world, it caught everyone who knows her by surprise. I only met her once, but her work touched me deeply. Rev. Blake Wood of First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, offered up Psalm 91 as a prayer for Phyllis. Won’t you pray it with me as well? Psalm 91: Please share this post with anyone who might like to pray for a courageous woman of God! Thank you so much, Sonja

For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Occasionally, I post “Wednesday’s Word to the Free,” a short Bible passage on what it means to be free. Freedom is a very big concern to Timley Mouse, the tiniest character in my upcoming novel, Bon Voyage, Sophie Topfeather! On Sundays, I post an article-type post on themes in the novels: faith, friendship, diversity, etc. Please join in the conversation!  

Image credit: birds are from Pinterest (no other information provided), and the picture of Phyllis is from the Free Methodist World Missions website,

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and short stories for children, and occasionally a book or article for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.
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2 Responses to Wednesday’s Word: A Psalm and a Prayer for Phyllis Sortor, Kidnapped in Nigeria

  1. How awful! I will definitely pray for her.


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