Meet the C.A.R.E. Africa Team

Posted: April 7, 2016 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Orphans

teamI am so excited to introduce you to the C.A.R.E. Africa team. I had no clue that God had this amazing team already planned out for me when I stepped on Nigerian soil in 2013. I had no clue C.A.R.E. Africa was even in the radar for my life in Nigeria. If you remember, I was supposed to be a stay at home, homeschooling mom. God had bigger plans for me and he continues to shower his love on me by placing people in my life with the same goals, visions and passions that I have. Let me introduce you to some amazing people that are a part of my life and the C.A.R.E. Africa team

DSC_1881Everyone knows Emma Salako! I cannot go anywhere without hearing people yell out “Coach” or somehow know Emma or of Emma. He is our Administrator, running the day-to-day operations of C.A.R.E. Africa. He is an orphan himself and has a passion for this ministry and everyone involved. He continues to push me to grow the ministry and trust that God will provide. He is my little brother, best friend and confidant. I don’t know what I would so without him.

DSC_1877Tofunmi is next and she is our Caretaker Manager. She manages, mentors, disciples and educates all of our caretakers. Tofunmi is the only daughter of our chaplain in the hospital, Pastor Janet. She was raised in an amazing family with a mother and father that loved God, loved each other and loved their kids. She is a master in bead making and reins from Ilorin where she helped run a bead shop. Her business skills have already proven to be a huge asset in empowering our caretakers in business.

DSC_1654Titi, our Child Mentor, is always smiling and a huge blessing to our children. She mentors, disciples, counsels and assesses the overall welfare of our children. She spends time with each child at least once a month to walk alongside them as their friend and confidant. She graduated from George Campion School in 2014 and is trying to get into university. Her parents have poured a lot of their life into her and it shows through her attitude; walk with the Lord and her desire to learn.

IMG_2517.JPGCecilia our secretary is our newest addition. She is married with a degree and is proficient at Microsoft Office products, computers and more. She recently finished her one-year corper at H.E.L.P. orphanage where she was an assistant accountant, secretary and Auntie to the girls. She is married and lives in Ode Ere. I am excited, as she will be taking a lot of the load that Emma and I currently carry. Expect to see emails from her with updated pictures of C.A.R.E. kids for sponsors.

IMG_6769Diana Beville our Etsy store manager in the U.S. sacrifices her time several weekends a month to travel to different craft shoes selling C.A.R.E. Africa products. Her display booth has been perfected over the past year and our product moves so quickly we cannot keep up with the demand. She would love more volunteers to come alongside her to help market the Etsy store and its products and help with the many craft shows she travels to.

DSC_1665Last but not least are our volunteers. Nick and Katie Riddle, Yomi Bello and my hot and sexy husband Lenny Miles. We could not continue our Wednesday night D Group program if it wasn’t for these guys. We continue to pray for more volunteers as we are hoping to start the first AWANA program in Kogi State in May 2016.

 

C.A.R.E. Team in Action

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Comments
  1. Ackley, Dick says:

    Praising the Lord for this amazing team that God has given you. They are blessed to have you lead them!

    Dick

  2. Aaron Polsgrove says:

    Great update!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Gary Polsgrove says:

    I LOVE YOU and miss you

  4. Bruce says:

    Patrice,
    Great stories…and very encouraging to see the progress. I serve alongside some orphan care organizations (lifelong for Orphans/RetailROI) and of course I will spread the word about your good work in Nigeria. May the Lord’s grace sustain you all in your good work.
    For His glory,
    Bruce

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