1000+ Letters for Nigeria

Day: 106

I am going to write 3 letters every day for the next year to public figures, community leaders, and media about the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.

The EYN is suffering from the violence in Nigeria.

The #BringBackOurGirls brought widespread attention to this violence, particularly the 270+ schoolgirls from Chibok who were kidnapped by Boko Haram.  Many of those girls belong to EYN. Despite the attention that this campaign continues to give to the situation, the violence in Nigeria has gotten worse, and the girls still are not home. Through it all, the EYN continues to suffer.

The EYN has remained steadfast in its commitment to living peacefully and loving its enemies. They have become active in working to build peace, restore community, and provide essential services to many who are suffering in Nigeria, despite their own hardships.

The EYN inspires me. They fill me with hope. So I’m not going to stop speaking for them until people start to listen. And then I’ll speak even louder.

I am going to personally write 1000+ letters to public figures over the next year.

Letters to:

  • Elected Officials
  • Other Government Officials
  • Celebrities
  • Media
  • Religious Leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Anyone who will listen

365 Days. Three letters per day. About the inspiration of the EYN, and about honoring the EYN’s sacrifices by committing to a peaceful, nonmilitary solution to the violence in Nigeria.

Here’s how you can help:


Send non-monetary donations (Envelopes and Stamps) to:
Emmett Eldred
Carnegie Mellon University
SMC# 2046
Pittsburgh, PA 15289

Pledge to send letters of your own!

Donate directly to the Nigeria Crisis Fund!

Learn more about the EYN.

These are the letters that I’ve sent so far: