Join Us in the Yorkshire Dales
This year for the first time Grace & Light is organising a fundraising walk in the north of England in the Yorkshire Dales.
Isabelle and Mark Hopkins are organising the walk for Saturday, 3 September ibased around Wensleydale.
Politics of Righteousness
Volunteer teams now share the politics of righteousness during visits to Sunday services, encouraging Christians to make their votes count.
This is a new strand that has been added to Grace & Light’s mission, giving us four key focuses: under social righteousness.
Changing behaviours improves mental health
People are committing to showing love and affection, honour and respect to their spouses, with Gods help, as they realise they can’t do this on their own.
This realisation inspired hundreds of people in churches in Lafia and Jos during Sexual and Gender-based Violence workshops led by local Grace & Light volunteer teams with support from our Jos staff.
Churches work together on social righteousness
Church leaders in Hong, Adamawa State, are working together to address issues of social righteousness in their communities following a Grace & Light workshop.
Sixty-one people from twenty-one churches attended the social righteousness workshop in early May led by the Hong volunteer team with support from our Jos staff team.
Christians becoming active in politics
Over the past few months people in local churches have been hearing the call to vote wisely for politicians who will lead Nigeria in the best interests of ordinary people.
Volunteers and staff members are delighted that church congregations are taking to heart Grace & Light’s message of righteousness in politics.
Servitude in return for schooling
Changing the narrative for children working as domestic servants in return for schooling and accommodation.
In government schools in Jos many of the children are from the Hausa ethnic group. They are not living with their parents. Instead they are living with grandparents, or wealthy relatives and providing free domestic services in return for schooling.
Arun River fundraising successful
Thanks to the 18 people who joined our fundraising walk along the Arun River to raise funds for volunteer training in Nigeria; and for everyone who supported them financially.
Between us we raised over £400 for a planned five day new volunteer training programme planned for in the second half of 2022.