Jos, Jalingo and Gombe now have full strength teams equipped for vision sharing, counselling and testing following new volunteer training.
In total, 24 people participated in the five-day training in early February in Jos that was designed to strengthen existing teams and also equip the members of the new Bogoro team.
Participants learnt techniques for clearly communicating the gospel of grace, openness and love, as well as the biblical perspective on social righteousness.
There were lots of practical sessions about how to build relationships with local church leaders, organise vision sharing, counselling and testing, and establish life sharing support groups in churches.
At the end of the programme participants were invited to commit to volunteering with Grace & Light for two years; all did. On the Sunday they experienced their first church visit, as they joined Jos team for outreach in a couple of local churches.
“At the beginning some of the volunteers were motivated by the allowances they hoped to receive,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.
“By the end they had rededicated their lives to Christ and were inspired to serve their local churches. In their feedback they said they had got something much bigger – stronger relationships with Christ, ministry skills and confidence to serve.”
Please pray for:
- New volunteers will continue to grow in their relationships with God and commitment to serving him as Grace & Light volunteers
- Churches continue to open their doors to Grace & Light teams, receive our message of social righteousness and change their lives to honour God.