February 17, 2008

Letter From Chioma Gray's Mother

Drumbeats came to us loudly from the NAACP Wichita Branch about a letter written by Chioma Gray's mom. Chioma is the 15-year old young girl missing since December 13, 2007. We encourage Villagers to keep Chioma and her family in your prayers. Here is the letter from Franciene Black...

On April 27, 1992, God loaned us one of his most incredible, gifts of all. The gift of life! A beyond, beautiful child of God. This gift was just what I had requested from Jesus. A healthy, beautiful baby girl. It was so very important that I observed this gift for two months before God gave me the name inscribed in Gods hand. It was so important that she be given a name of her character and a meaning representing God. She was blessed with his "Word" of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord knew that she was so special that he even stamped a birthmark on her body, representing Love, a beautiful heart!!! The definition of this baby loaned by Jesus Christ. A Child of God!

The Power is in the Blood of Jesus, was given as her first name: CHIOMA = God's Good Blood, ATINUKE = loved cherished and protected from the womb. AMARACHI = God's blessing, God's Grace, OGECHI = God's Time!

We must know with his power that God did not send his son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. I give many thanks and praise for this young beautiful daughter Chiomaezronesha... Truly, Chioma has represented her name through out her 15, years of life.

Who is Chioma? Chioma is my daughter, whom loves Jesus. She is a very well respected and loved girl in her community. Chioma is invited to an International event every year, for students that have high GPA, and Excel in sports. Chioma wrote a story called "The Perfect Story". She describes how great her life is. Her love for her family is so innocent and pure. Chioma is my last beautiful baby girl.
On December 13, 2007, as usual, Chioma was driven to school by her father and two brothers. She was taken inside of the campus. That same day she was abducted by, Andrew Joshua Tafoya, a convicted felon. He abducted her on the same day he was released from work furlough. If anyone knows Chioma, she always takes a few important things with her. First her make-up, second electronics such as sidekick phone, and if she was going far away, third she would have taken her 1lb dog "Pink," that she carries everywhere in her purse. All of these personal belongings were at home. Trust and Believe that Chioma has been "ABDUCTED AND KIDNAPED." She is completely against her will, and her beliefs.

Her education is extremely important. Chioma’s number one dream in this life since the age of 6 was to become an OB/GYN. She was looking forward to join her sister, who is presently studying to become a Pediatrician. They had planned to open a practice together after receiving their degrees. My daughter, Chioma and my dreams are on hold. The absence of my Soul "Chioma" is desperately seeking the safe return of Chioma. Please pray that all of our dreams will come true. Our family has a strong belief in our Lord Jesus Christ; He is our Alpha and the Omega. We know that God’s word is True. Chioma is in God’s beautiful big hands, just waiting to return. No matter what the situation, God is in control! God has never failed! God is the same yesterday as he is today! I will always love him, worship him, adore, believe, have faith and trust only GOD!

And I know this, that whatever God does is final-nothing can be added or taken from it; God’s purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God. Whatever is has been long ago; and whatever is going to be has been before; God brings to pass again what was in the distant past and disappeared.

Moreover, I notice that throughout the earth "JUSTICE" is giving way to "CRIME" and even the "POLICE" and COURTS" are "CORRUPT." I said to myself, "In due time season God will judge everything man does, both good and bad."

Remember, " Delay is not Denial." "Continue to pray without Ceasing"


Missing You "Cho Cho"!

Any suggestions or thoughts on action that we can take over and above keeping the Chioma Gray, Franciene Black and their family in our prayers?


Deidra said...

Wow! This is a very powerful, inspiring, and heartfelt letter. You can just feel her love and commitment to God and her daughter in this letter. I'm glad she decided to write this because I couldn't even imagine what she was thinking.

I'm not sure what we can do beyond praying Villager - I guess my only suggestion is to make sure you know what to do when your child goes missing. In Chioma's case, there was a lot of mistakes being made (not on the part of Chioma's family but the Ventura Police Dept).

I will like to hear what her mother has to say about what worked for her and what haven't in the search for Chioma. A lot of family members on my blog come to me saying thanks for mentioning their loved ones but some of them did not really take the necessary (and important) steps to ensure that the police are doing their jobs and that their child are being searched for. Knowing these things are key to getting your child found quickly and free of harm.

Of course, sometimes you do take all the necessary steps and nothing is being done, and that's where we come in. We have to make our own news and take action on our own a lot of times. Simply putting up a picture of a missing person as your profile picture on message boards or on your myspace profile is more than enough.

I had Stepha Henry as my profile picture for a while on a message board and a message in my signature was saying that it was Stepha Henry. When they arrested her alleged killer, people thought that I was the missing person. Which is good in a sense because so many people paid attention to the picture that was up and were very concern about what was going on in the case.

Anyways I don't want to ramble on but the main thing is making sure you know what to do when an event like this happens.

Unknown said...

Deidra - Asante sana for sharing the insights and tips. We will keep the Chioma Gray family in our prayers...

KMyles said...

Actually we may be very close to a breakthrough... Hopefully counsel will be secured and retained within a week or so and from there things will really start moving!