Is Sustainability Possible?

Posted: March 8, 2016 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Orphans, SIM
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Gabriel and Family

I am excited to introduce our first Nigerian sponsor, Engineer Gabriel and family. Gabriel answered God’s call 2 years ago and left his job and family in Abuja, Nigeria to serve in Egbe. He worked alongside Lenny helping to build the wall around the compound and our new Guesthouse. He also spent his free time tutoring children around town and teaching at a local school. Many people were blessed by his time in Egbe.

 

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Gabriel and his Hillcrest Mait. Staff

Construction at Egbe started to slow and a job in Jos, Nigeria opened up at Hillcrest International School. The position was for HOD of maintenance. Gabriel was a perfect fit and they hired him. He now is managing 11 men and living on the school compound with his family. God honored his obedience to come to Egbe in so many ways and the Hillcrest job is just one of the fruits we have seen from that.

 

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Grandma and 4 of the 6 children she cares for waiting on her N1,000.

 

Gabriel was aware of our outstanding C.A.R.E. Africa applications and asked if he could help. I told him of a recent visit to a grandmother who was caring for 6 of her grandchildren in a one 10×10 room. Bolu is in JS1 (6th grade) and her Father was killed by his own brother out of jealousy. After his death Bolu’s mother left her with grandma to go and try to find work in Ibadan a town 6 hours away. The day we visited grandma she was at home with her 4 other grandchildren and they where waiting on 1000 Naira ($3) to arrive from a family member so they could go and buy food.

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Bolu

 

Gabriel will be sponsoring Bolu but we still have 5 other children in this household that need sponsorship. We are praying for God to bring more Nigerians alongside us as sponsors, volunteers, care takers and mentors. I truly believe that when more Nigerians start helping Nigerians like Engineer Gabriel, we will see a true change in this country that will last for generations to come. As we wait on God to bring these fellow Souljourners to us please consider sponsoring one of the children above for $35 a month. Email me at Patrice.Miles@sim.org for more information on how you can help.

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Comments
  1. Mary Eicher says:

    So happy about the gift the doc gave your mom for you all. Love, Old Grandma in Texas

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