Enjoy a few recent highlights from Nigeria:
Back2Back Nigeria is expanding to impact more children than ever before. By launching child sponsorship at Kids with a Vision Children’s Home, training local farmers to best utilize their resources and expanding the Hope Program, we are improving the quality of care for the children and families we serve.
Spiritual Growth at the Hope House
This summer, the boys who live at the Back2Back Hope House were given the opportunity to begin a personal relationship with Jesus. During morning devotions with their house father, Moses, Chomo, Kabo, John and Jeremiah indicated a commitment to following Jesus. The boys continue to grow in their understanding of the Bible through daily study and family worship.
A New Zeal for Education
Prior to heading back to school, Deborah and Nehemiah, the house parents at Back2Back’s Hope House, shared with the boys about the importance of hard work in school and how that directly correlates with educational success. The boys headed back to school with a new zeal for their studies. On the first day, the boys were awake and ready to go hours before school started. They are deeply committed to their studies. They don’t need to be reminded to complete assignments and help each other finish their homework. They didn’t even want to watch T.V. the entire first week of school. Kabo’s teacher noticed his new work ethic and asked him what was different this year. He shared with her, “Nehemiah and Deborah [my house parents] tell us when we work hard, God helps us succeed.”
Strengthening Families through Farming
Back2Back began partnering with Nigerian farmers in a community development project. Four farmers are being trained, learning to harvest the land to feed their families and generate additional income. Next year, twelve more farmers plan to complete the program. Back2Back’s goal is to mentor 100 local farmers within the next five years. This initiative will help equip the community for self-sustainable enterprise and ultimately strengthen families as a measure of preventative orphan care.
Kids with a Vision Foundation
Child sponsorship will begin at Kids with a Vision Foundation Children’s Home. Back2Back provides school fees, transportation and homework assistants for the twenty children who live at the home.
Join us in praying for Nigeria:
- Pray for new staff who are raising support to serve with Back2Back Nigeria in January.
- We are planning to launch a second Hope House in Nigeria next summer. Pray for God to provide the resources necessary to make this dream a reality.
- Pray for sponsors for the children at Kids with a Vision Foundation, and for God to provide the resources necessary to meet the needs of the children at that home.