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Report from Nigeria – Leadership & Training Convention

MISSION REPORT FROM NIGERIA

The Convention and Leadership Training Event – September 2-5, 2021

BACKGROUND

We must give thanks to God for the way He protected Nigerians, and the church during COVID19. The Lord shielded the church and we are most grateful to God and for the prayers of the saints. Even so, because of the regulations from the government, many were kept pout of public worship over an extended period. This has resulted in many to remain away from churches even though the restrictions were lifted.

There was fear, confusion, lethargy and backsliding among the faithful and it was against this backdrop that we called for the convention in our bid to reset the church to confront these present day realities.

It was indeed a journey of faith because church funding was at its lowest ebb, and there was much to be done, but thank God for IFBC’s intervention through the Dr. William Sillings, who sent much needed funds. We augmented that in cash and kind locally and at the end were able to host a successful convention.

PREPARATION

For the program to happen several infrastructural works had to be done, including:

  1. Construction of sewage tank.
  2. Construction of drainage slabs to provide parking space.
  3. Renovation of overflow to host teens and children classes
  4. Renovation of kitchen
  5. Renovation of conveniences
  6. Servicing of public address system, etc.

PARTICIPATION

Delegates came in from:

  • Oyo, Oyo state
  • NIFOR, Edo state
  • Ota, Ogun state
  • Ogume, Delta state,
  • Surulere, Lagos state
  • Idimu, Lagos state.

RESOURCE PERSONS

  1. William Sillings (Keynote address relayed electronically)
  2. John Onwuka, from Owerri
  3. William Udotung, Lagos
  4. (Dr.) Joe Chukwumah
  5. Bishop Akintunde Joseph
  6. Raphael Innocent

Youth Facilitators

  1. Pastor Tunde Joseph
  2. Biodun Joseph

Teen Teachers

  1. Yinka Alaga
  2. Ime Jacob

Children Teachers

  1. Rosemary Orji
  2. Gladys Chukwumah
  3. Angela Umusu
  4. Mercy Edet
  5. Ronke Ebeyenokwu

Feeding

Feeding for the 4 days for all participants was free.

Transportation and Accommodation

Transportation and accommodation were arranged for participants.

Free Books

Dr. William Udotung provided us with some books for the ministers through the Cornerstone Foundation.

SUMMARY

In all, the program was a huge success. Souls were won, the brethren edified and revived, ministers were trained and equipped and even in the face of terror threats and insecurity that pervades the land, all who came returned safely.

On behalf of IFBC, Nigeria and Living Seed Propagators ministries I wish to express our profound gratitude to IFBC for the support you gave, without which this conference would not have been the success it came to be. We want to thank Dr Sillings for his encouragement and especially the goodwill message he sent to inspire us.

Thanks for your partnership in furtherance of the Gospel.

Joe Chukwumah.