One of the ways we are supporting the work among the Fulani is through a boarding school. A local evangelist recently started a school in Kagoro, about 2 hours from Jos. This school also takes in some orphans from the surrounding community. The school has about 40 children and they currently live and go to school in the same building. This school provides basic needs such as food, clothing and a place to sleep. City Ministries also helps to provide basic medical care. This school is a work of God because for the Fulani to send their children to a boarding school, a Christian school nonetheless is a big deal since the children are the ones who care for the cattle.
With the help of a church in Northern Ireland we are building a new Fulani boarding school and outreach center. Richard is in charge of the design and construction of this center. This new center will be a place where the Fulani can educate their children in a Christian environment, get veterinary advice for their cattle along with medication and other physical help as needed. This will provide an opportunity to reach out with the love of God and share Christ with them. Through this center we are able to help meet some of their physical needs and share the Gospel. This center is the Gospel made practical.
City Ministries is also trying to help other Nigerian missionaries reaching out to the Fulani by building small homes/outreach centers, provide motorcycles for transport, food and clothing for children and encouraging them in their work.
God continues to provide opportunities for City Ministries to reach out to the Fulani. Recently we were given another piece of land (about 20 acres) near the town of Kagoro. One of the ways we are looking at using this land is to provide a safe place for Fulani converts who experience persecution.
Recently we were made aware of several Fulani who were in real danger due to persecution and we are working to relocate them to the new land near Kagoro where they can be safe, and grow in the faith. The goal is that they can return to their homes in a few years to reach out the Fulani near their home. We are excited about this opportunity to reach out to the Fulani. Please pray for the Fulani.
Pray that God would use this school and the new center to bring many Fulani to him. The pictures are of some of the children in the school.