Niger is rarely on the front of the BBC's Africa news page. But today it made it. Back in December, there were 2 Canadians (one is Robert Fowler, the UN Envoy to Niger) and 4 Europeans (all tourists . . . I still can't get over that people actually come to Niger for holidays!) kidnapped. Today it was announced that Al-Qaeda is claiming responsibility. Please be praying for these six individuals. Pray also for the safety of the Evangelical community in Niger (while they are not yet targets, as we see from the example around the world, they very well could be). And pray for the men & women involved in such extremism, that they would know the grace and truth of Christ.