Borno State outreach delayed
Planned outreach into Borno State, in north eastern Nigeria, should commence in September.
Tony Sudan, Tari Bitrus and other members of the Yola volunteer team were due to visit Maidiguri in June to make contact with local church leaders, as well as with Grace & Light members living in the town.
Renewed Nigeria starts with the youth
Students at a mixed Muslim and Christian secondary school in Jos have committed to playing their part in improving Nigerian society over the next 15 years, following a Grace & Light visit to their school.
They are students at the Industrial Training Fund School where 50 per cent of students are Muslim and 50 per cent are Christian. During their visit, the Jos volunteer team inspired students of both faiths with what they, as the adults of the future, can do to reform Nigerian society.
People are changing their hearts
Church members continue to commit to changing sexual behaviours and corruption when they hear Grace & Light’s message of social righteousness during church visits.
During counselling our volunteers hear many stories about sexual behaviours that people thought were okay because everyone was doing it. It isn’t until they hear Grace & Light share about how Christ expects us to behave that they commit to changing and leading gospel-centred lives.
New building rises from the Jos earth
Construction of a two-story retreat centre commenced in April at Grace & Light’s headquarters in Jos.
On 24 April staff members and builders held a breaking ground ceremony. A time of prayer, to launch the new building work. So far, the foundations have been dug and the floor slab laid.
Tea and cakes to celebrate
London’s extraordinary sunshine welcomed Grace & Light supporters to our annual thank you for supporters.
UK trustees and supporters got together in south east London for our annual supporters’ tea in July while Isabelle and Mark Hopkins were visiting. We were glad to have Malou and Gareth Bolton and Trish Chatfield of AMEN join us.