More volunteer teams are active
More volunteer teams are active following refresher training in October, taking our social righteousness message to more and more congregations.
“Our message of social righteousness continues to speak to the hearts of people, causing them to change their lives and live better,” said Tassie.
Schools’ ministry transforms from ad hoc to structured programme
Grace & Light is moving its ministry in secondary schools from an ad hoc activity to structured programme. This is possible following the successful fundraising walk in Dorking last June.
The Jos and Yola volunteer teams are increasing the number of schools they visit each month during 2018. Already they have visited nine schools in the first two months of the year.
Sexual & gender violence training
Grace & Light is supporting Tearfund’s sexual & gender-based violence programme in Nigeria.
International coordinator Tassie Ghata and programme officer Pofi Josiah joined Tearfund’s five-day training in Abuja from 19 February, along with delegates from partner organisations in many countries. Training was delivered by three facilitators from Tearfund’s headquarters in the United Kingdom.
Volunteers and staff improve trauma healing skills
Americans Chris and John Breuker have spent a week with Grace & Light, delivering training in trauma healing, mentoring staff members and observing during visits to churches.
Chris and John were in Jos for six weeks helping local Christians support traumatised people in identifying and bringing their pain to God, for the charity World Renew.
COCIN churches in Du open to social righteousness
The Jos volunteer team is being invited to visit COCIN churches in the southern part of the city following an advocacy visit to the Regional Church Council in Du.
Already thee pastors have contacted the volunteer team leader to arrange Sunday morning visits to their churches for the team to share the call to live according to gospel standards of social righteousness, as well as counselling and testing for HIV/AIDS.
Join our fundraising walk for new ministry in Borno State
Open fields, pine forests, ancient woodlands, soothing water, breathtaking views, unfolding history.
Our 12 mile (20km) circular walk on Saturday, 2 June will take us up and over the spectacular South Downs and along the Arun River.
Tassie delighted to meet Scottish and English supporters
Tassie encourages British supporters with the same message she share in Nigerian churches, during her visit at the beginning of 2018.
Every day was a highlight! Our first visit was a catch up with George Verwer who shared insights and wisdom from his 50 years mentoring missionaries and gave Tassie a newly published African study bible.