Borno volunteers travel to Jos for training
Our ambassadors in Borno State are recruiting eager volunteers in spite of the continuing insurgency that is devastating communities.
Instead, 20 people are traveling to Jos and will stay at Grace & Light’s compound from 30 January to 4 February for the five-day training. They come from three other towns in Borno – Damaturu, Potiskum and Biu.
Taking testing to rural villages
People in rural communities appreciate Grace & Light bringing the gospel of social righteousness and HIV/AIDS testing to their villages.
As with our schools’ ministry, volunteers have been expanding our churches ministry into rural villages and ministering to people who have not heard our message of social righteousness or been tested for HIV/AIDS.
Secondary pupils embrace social righteousness
Christian and Muslim students are open to living lives of social righteousness when they hear our message.
In the last few months of 2018 the Jos volunteer team visited schools in rural villages around Jos for the first time; these are mixed government schools with both Muslim and Christian students.
Practical action tackles gender violence in Du churches
Sexual violence programme expands out into multiple churches in the south of Jos.
Volunteers from 16 churches in Du have become gender champions for their congregations and are now supporting people who are either victims or perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence.
Volunteers rally for World Aids Day
Our volunteer and staff teams joined in the many rallies held across Nigeria for World Aids Day on 1 December.
They carried banners, handed out leaflets and marched along with the other civil society agencies in their towns.
Jos fundraising dinner supports retreat centre
International coordinator Tassie Ghata and chairperson Mark Hopkins welcomed 47 guests to our 2018 fundraising dinner in Jos.
After a warm welcome and introductory presentation, they enjoyed a Western-style three course meal in the hall at our headquarters compound.
Book fair raises one million Naira
People scooping up secondhand books at our clearance book fair took away bargains and helped fund our retreat centre.
The book fair is now an annual event at our Jos headquarters compound. It both raises money for projects and also raises awareness of our work among local communities.
2019 theme launched at staff retreat
Righteousness as an ever-flowing stream in the lives of Christians is Grace & Light’s theme for 2019.
International coordinator Tassie Ghata launched our 2019 theme during Grace & Light’s annual retreat for Nigerian staff in early November.
Ministry expands into Bassa secondary schools
Grace & Light has been invited to explain what we do to secondary school leaders in Bassa, a local government authority area in Plateau State.
Programme officer Pofi Josiah shared our core aim to make Nigeria a better place, social righteousness, how we work in schools and how we address students’ issues that we come across during counselling.