Fundraising dinner attracts new supporters
Our fundraising dinner in Jos on 26 November attracted 35 guests, the majority of whom had not heard of Grace & Light event through they attended local churches.
They were invited by friends who are existing supporters. All said that they were pleased to learn about our work and three committed to supporting us financially with monthly standing orders.
Book fair attracts hundreds of Jos residents
Our annual book fair, held in our Jos headquarters charity shop mid-November, has generated funds and also raised awareness of our work.
Many hundreds of people came from all corners of the city, spending an average of 2,000 naira on books.
Lives that glow in the darkness
During 2020 our focus will be equipping volunteer team leaders and Jos staff to step out as salt and light in their communities.
All 13 Jos headquarters staff members attended the annual development and retreat from 8-10 October. The three days began with reports and evaluations from each team – ministry, operations and finance, along with identifying strengths and areas to develop.
Jalingo volunteers remain enthusiastic
All members of the Jalingo volunteer team have recommitted themselves to Grace & Light for another two years.
In early October international coordinator Tassie Ghata, Yola office manager Tony Sudan and admin officer Solomon Ibrahim spent three days with the 12 members of the Jalingo volunteer team.
Changing lives is hard
Further confirmation Grace & Light’s message of social righteousness is seeping into hearts came during November.
An elder came forward for testing in one of the churches the Jos team visited. He had known for many years that he is HIV positive, but had never told anyone.
Multiple schools open doors to social righteousness
Thank you for your prayers for our schools ministry – your prayers are being answered!
Secondary schools are opening wide their doors in Jalingo, Yola and Jos, inviting our volunteer teams in to share the gospel and test all students who choose for HIV/ AIDS.