Our 40 new Borno volunteers have returned to Damaturu, Potiskum and Biu and begun ministering to local church congregations in the war-ravaged state.
The new volunteer team in Potiskum has been able to arrange two church visits during February despite the uncertainty caused by the presidential elections and insurgency in Borno.
“This is a fantastic achievement as churches are still being attacked by Boko Haram. Many are in poor condition from earlier attacks, with damaged or missing walls and roofs,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.
People feel apprehensive, they are not sure what is going to happen next, whether they and their families will be safe if they go to church to hear Grace & Light volunteers speak.
“People are scared so coming out to church to be tested for HIV/ AIDS is not what is important to them,” added Tassie. “Instead, volunteers are sitting with them, listening and counselling about the things going on in their lives.”
Please pray for the new volunteers and their team leaders Clement Ajao, Dauda Agwom and Ibrahaim Bitrus, as well as Johnson Ahmad and Ngaruru Yakubu, our other Borno ambassadors, who are recruiting new volunteers in Maidiguri.