Danjuma was a 13-year-old boy when he was savagely attacked by Islamic extremists who invaded his village. He suffered such horrific injuries to his body that onlookers thought he had died. They even dug a grave for him but Danjuma defied all expectations and became a victorious survivor.
Danjuma has undergone multiple surgeries to repair the severe machete wounds to his eyes, head, arms and genitals. Sadly, the injuries to his eyes have left him totally blind. The scars on his face tell only half the story, Jesus in his life tells us something else. Danjuma has been given a smile that radiates from deep within his soul – it comes through forgiving!
Danjuma not only forgives his attackers but almost pities them for the condition of their hearts. “I forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing,” he said, echoing the words of Christ. “If they had love, they wouldn’t behave that way.”
VOM Australia and their partners have provided funds for Danjuma’s education at a school for the blind where he is learning braille. We also funded a new home for his mother which doubles as a grocery shop to provide an income for the family. Mama Danjuma expressed how grateful she is to God and the brethren who have made this possible. “This is something I would not have seen in my life, my son is now in school, we now have a better home and now we have this shop. We want to say thank you and may God bless you all.”