25 April 2024
Schools Reopen Following Violence in Mangu

The Jos volunteer team is now able to visit schools recently reopened following violence in the Mangu area.

They are sharing the gospel of love and also providing trauma healing counselling for the many students who have lost their parents and are now living in internally displaced people camps.

Since Christmas more than 100 people have lost their lives in clashes between the local Christian and Fulani communities. Many communities are mixed and prone to inter-communal tensions that often boil over into religious and ethnic violence.

“Many gave us feedback saying thank you for visiting as they had had no counselling or support until we visited,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.

“We gave them a safe space to release their emotions, including anger and bitterness. They said they felt free and happy to let go of negativity.”

During January to March the Jos and Jalingo teams visited five secondary schools, sharing the gospel of social righteousness with 1,396 students and testing 331 for HIV/AIDS. No students were positive.

In total, 182 students rededicated their lives to God and another 66 made first commitments to him.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

  • Children and families living in internally displaced people camps, that they will be able to rebuild permanent homes that give safety and security from violence
  • Understanding school teachers who are able to meet students’ emotional and academic needs
  • Schools in Adamawa State will reopen their doors to ministry from the Yola volunteer team.
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