29 January 2020Secondary school visits during 2019
During 2019 the Jalingo, Yola and Jos teams visited 21 secondary schools, sharing the gospel with 5,975 students and testing 3,280 (55%).
Of these, 886 (12%) rededicated their lives to Christ and 520 (10%) made a first commitment. Six students tested positive for HIV and are receiving ongoing support.
Visits are significantly less than in 2018, when the five volunteer teams visited 30 schools, sharing the gospel with 9,761 students and testing 4,075 (42%).
However, in 2018 15 students tested positive for HIV, while 1,630 (16.7%) rededicated their lives to Christ and 618 (6%) made a first commitment.
The volunteer teams visiting schools in 2018 were Jalingo, Lafia, Gombe, Jos and Yola.
During 2020 our aim is to again visit 30 secondary schools and test 10,000 pupils. Please pray for the leaders of our volunteer teams as they make contact with head teachers and organise visits for their teams.
This year our headquarters team will be supporting all 12 volunteer teams as they begin or continue ministry in secondary schools. Please pray for the teams:
- Yola, Jos and Jalingo currently visiting schools
- Lafia and Gombe restarting school visits
- Bauchi, Mangu, Michika, Hong, Biu, Damturu and Potiskum visiting schools for the first time.