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Posted: March 22, 2018 by Patrice Miles in Lenny Miles, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Patrice Miles, Prayer, SIM


The Miles Family currently has 209 prayer partners who receive our prayer requests each week. Our family cannot express how grateful we are for the many responses we get back each time we send out prayer requests. We are blessed by your words of encouragement and honored to receive your requests for prayer. So many urgent prayer requests have gone out and we watched as God showed up and showed off by answering those prayers from our prayer partners. We could not have survived in Nigeria as long as we have without this group.

Please consider joining us as a prayer partner and commit to pray for our family as we serve in Nigeria. We also would love to hear from you so our family can pray for your family. No matter where we serve the Lord in this world (Nigeria or Main Street USA) we all need prayer and He hears all of our requests.

The Miles Family needs as many Prayer Warriors as we can get! If you are not already a prayer partner you can become one by clicking on the following link to sign up

“Nothing is well done without prayer for the simple reason it leaves God out of the account” – E.M. Bounds.


outreachWe are excited to announce that our C.A.R.E. Sports Outreach program started last month!  What you may not realize is that before co-founding C.A.R.E Africa, Emma was in sports ministry full time and became known in Egbe as “Coachi”. The Sports Outreach program has been a dream of Emma’s since starting C.A.R.E. Africa in 2014. One of our 2018 goals was to start going into the community to find the voiceless and exhausted instead of waiting for them to come to us. We felt that a Sports Outreach program would be a way we could accomplish this.


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The C.A.R.E. Sports Outreach program is both local and national. Every Monday and Friday we have football practice with our Egbe team called “The Vessels”. After practice we have time for discipleship and encouragement with materials such as “Heart of the Champion”. We have also partnered with a local pastor in Egbe who will follow up with any of our youth who decide to accept Christ as their Savior. In addition to our sports program in Egbe, C.A.R.E. Africa will partner with churches in outlying towns such as Kabba, Mopa, Isanlu, Ayetoro, Odo Ere, Idofin and Ikole to conduct the Sports Outreach program. The Egbe team will then travel to play against a C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach team in one of these towns. After each sporting event C.A.R.E. Africa will have a time of evangelism with the youth of that town. Depending on the location, we may be able to show a film and the Egbe team may stay overnight. The pastor of the local church we partner with in each of these towns will help disciple any new believers.

outreach6Each quarter we also plan to host a competition between our Egbe team “The Vessels” and a team outside of and within Egbe that is not connected with the C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach program. The Egbe community really loves sporting events and everyone in the town comes out to watch the game and the presentation of awards. C.A.R.E. Africa will use this time to share the gospel among those that have come to the competition.

We are really excited to see what God is going to do with the C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach program. We do need help as the cost to run the program is about $3,000 a year (or $250 a month). This will cover equipment and transportation costs in addition to evangelism materials. Please consider sponsoring our Sports Outreach program by clicking

Thank-you for walking alongside us and being a part of the ministry of C.A.R.E. Africa.



Posted: March 8, 2018 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Nigeria

IMG_0227By Emma Salako

In February I had the honor of getting to attend TOT (Training of Trainers) training with LIA (Life in Abundance) in Kenya. First let me thank everyone that donated to allow me to attend this amazing life changing training.

My mind and heart were prepared for this travel to Kenya. I asked the lord to open my eyes to the things he wanted and desired for me to learn and that I could bring back things that would bless others.

At the training I learned that is very important to know who you are, what your purpose in life is, and to invest in those purposes. I am so honored to have learned about;

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2. Orphans and Vulnerable Children
3. Church partnership and why it is important to partner with a church.
4. Community Health Evangelism

In everything and whatever we do we should at all times be thankful. In Kenya I got to know that in a small village 4 million people are living in poverty, with just one square meal a day. We eat three square meals a day and after ward still take ice cream. Millions are dying to get just one meal, and children are dying for someone to pay their school fees and they long for spiritual growth.

During the training I heard God speaking to me about a new directions he wanted me to take. One of them is CCS (CARE Community Search). Every Tuesday CARE staffs will go in two groups into the community to find kids who are supposed to be in school but are busy selling things on the road. We will find ways to get to their family and see how we can help empower the child and family through discipleship, education and mentoring.

IMG_0233God also has put on my heart to start Sports Outreach which is my true passion. Look for more information next week as I am excited to share with you everything God has been doing and how you can come alongside us in Sports Outreach.

To cut this short, going to Kenya really opened my eyes more to the needy around me, and how many need help. So my dear brother’s and sister’s, wherever you are in the world, find the needy and please give a helping hand. God bless you as you do so!!! Peace Emma Salako




So many of you have been praying for Titi for some time now. I met Titi my first year in Egbe and I knew immediately she walked with the Lord because she just oozed it. I took interest in Titi and was intentional in getting to know her better. Over the past few years Titi has become a part of our family and now lives with us in Jos, Nigeria. Please be in prayer as we continue to seek God’s wisdom on college opportunities for Titi. Nearly 75% of college applicants in Nigeria fail to get admission due to limited openings. There are around 150 universities in Nigeria, with a capacity to carry 600,000 students. For a country with 180 million people,62% of them 24 or younger, that means about half of the college age population is underserved. I asked Titi to share her story with you in her own words. I pray you can “see” her heart.

My Goal, My Dream, My Life
By Titi Afolabi

When I was young I always wanted to be a doctor, I had no idea what kind of doctor I wanted to be but I loved to put on a white lab coat, sew up my teddy bear, Dickson, and pretend it was the real thing. I stuck with my dream growing up although I started realizing it was not going to be as easy as I thought and maybe a doctor was not what I really wanted to be.

My family consists of my two parents and four children of which I am the youngest. Being the youngest meant I had to fight for everything I wanted in life. My father sent us all to good secondary schools, but there was no way his salary could send all four of us to universities and still take care of the family. At some point I realized I could not wait for my siblings to finish their education before I had the chance to go to a university. I decided that if I wanted to go to university I would have to work and pay for it myself.

After three years of trying to gain admittance to different universities and not gaining admission, even after meeting the criteria, I started getting restless and kept asking God what he wanted me to do. I decided I needed to get a job and save money and that was when I came in contact with Patrice Miles and C.A.R.E Africa. C.A.R.E. Africa is a ministry that helps the voiceless and exhausted children and widows in Egbe, Nigeria. I was employed as a child mentor with the responsibility of mentoring forty children. That year was the best year of my life so far.

My time at C.A.R.E Africa developed me because for the first time in my eighteen years of life I was responsible for not only myself but also forty other people. It was amazing! I loved all the laughter, joy and problems that came with my job. Dealing with teenagers, their parents, friends and the environment they live in was not simple or easy, but the challenges only honed my skills and passion for the vulnerable.

I discovered who I really am and what I really wanted to be through my experience at C.A.R.E. Africa. For the first time, people looked to me for direction. I was apportioned duties and held accountable for my mentoring role. Eighteen children were within my age group, some of them found it hard to follow my instructions at first, but then I realized that I had to assume the role I was given and that regardless of how young I was, I could be a good example for them. After a few months they started to trust me and see me as someone they could come to regardless of how they felt.

I look back now and realize God held me back from gaining admission to university for a purpose, so I could understand and embrace who I really am. Now I am nineteen and I know with confidence what I want to be – a social worker. I want to be the voice for the neglected and voiceless, to be there for people who have been cast out by the community or society. I know it will take a lot of work but I am willing and ready. God chose me for a purpose and I am prepared to fulfill it. I will trust in Him to open doors and make my desire to attend university a reality.


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We are so excited to announce that we have a C.A.R.E. Africa van!!

Our Bus Project was a huge success! The staff and children of C.A.R.E. Africa are extremely grateful to all of you who donated to the Bus Project to make our dream a reality.

Check out the video above to see Emma , CEO of C.A.R.E. Africa, commissioning our new vehicle.

We originally had high hopes of being able to get a big bus, however, after a lot of prayer and research a used bus was not recommended. In Nigeria all buses are used for transport of people or goods to and from the major cities. These buses are driven hard over pot holed roads and have not received the necessary maintenance to keep them in good driving condition. Any used bus we looked at in our price range was too sketchy. After prayer and input from knowledgeable people we decided purchasing a used bus was not a risk worth taking.

IMG_0142Once the bus was no longer an option- the search was on for a passenger van. We were blessed to find this van in mint condition, direct off a shipping container in Lagos, Nigeria. It had never been driven on Nigerian roads before. Our fearless mechanic in Egbe, Ayo, looked at it and gave us the thumbs up. After negotiations we have made the purchase and she is already in Egbe, taking kids to and from the C.A.R.E. Africa Center.

Praise the Lord – our C.A.R.E. Africa children no longer have to ride motorcycles on the busy and bumpy federal road!!

Thank-you so much for blessing C.A.R.E. Africa with our new transportation!


Do you participate in an AWANA program?
Do you know someone who does?
If so, please consider approaching the AWANA leadership and ask if they would be willing to partner with an AWANA in Egbe, Nigeria?


Our AWANA program in Egbe, Nigeria meets every Monday. The kids play sports followed by a biblical lesson and of course treats. We have over 200 kids that participate in AWANA. We distribute handouts at each meeting. The kids save every handout and bring them in little folders every Monday. I can only imagine these children getting them out at home and sharing them with their family members. God’s word is being spread through these handouts. The sweets are a special treat the children look forward to. It keeps them coming back to hear God’s word.

The handouts and treats are going to come to an end as we no longer have the funds to support these costs. We will continue the AWANA program, but funding is needed to print handouts and provide treats. We thought it would be so cool to find maybe two AWANA’s in the US that would partner with us at $25 a month each or $50 total. We could send letters, pictures and video back and forth between the AWANA’s. The kids on both sides of the ocean would be so blessed to see and hear from each other.

We of course are not limiting this to an AWANA program. If anyone is interested in helping us continue our AWANA program at the level we feel God has called us to please HELP. Click If you know of an AWANA program that might be willing to team up with us please email me


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Meet Ayomide, his grandma and his half brother. He currently is enrolled at C.A.R.E. Africa and needs a sponsor. Click the picture above to watch this video to see our home visit with is family.

All new intakes at C.A.R.E. Africa receive a home visit after their application interview in the office. This allows us to see the environment they live in. We can then determine if the child is being cared for appropriately and if there are any environmental issues like sanitation that need to be addressed for the health of the child. We are also able to ask more questions to see if the families story is the same as when we did the initial interview in the office. Overall the home visit is verifying with our own eyes that the child and the caregiver are truly vulnerable and exhausted and need C.A.R.E. Africa’s help.

If you are interested in sponsoring Ayomide please email me at or click Sponsorship is $35 a month but any amount you can help with would be greatly appreciated.