To First Trip
Second Trip to the Nigerian Leper Colony
Family and Partners,
trip to Nigeria was so BLESSED of GOD and the ministry time to the Leper
Colony with Carl Conley and Nnimmo Bassey, absolutely wonderful! Truly
life changing for the people and for me, too! I got to speak at the FCF
International Africa Strategic Conference, taught SOUL WINNING at the Bible
school, as well as preached at churches in Benin, and even shared my testimony
at a FGBM meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. GOD was in this trip from start to
finish and wonderful things were accomplished for the Kingdom of GOD!
in Nigeria are very difficult for people to live in. The electricity was
down almost the entire time I was there. Water was available by bag or
bottle only, in most places. Sometimes I preached in the dark with only
a few candles to light the entire church. It was over 100-degree heat
(37 C) and 100 percent humidity. I was wet the entire time. Hair and clothes
sopping, but the people were so wonderful I could do it over and over
again! I loved every minute I was there!
in Christian books, Gospel tracts, toys, sweets and other things from
South Africa. Once in Nigeria FCF Missions Director helped sponsor 90
Bibles. This was the first BIBLE of their very own they had ever received!
We want to give the entire colony of 2,500 people who live in the camp
at least one BIBLE for each person. There is only one doctor to attend
to 2,500 people in the camp, and 500 people in the hospital. I would like
to see that Doctor receive a DAKES study Bible as he sacrifices much to
attend so many precious people. I made up gift bags with a BIBLE, a loaf
of bread, sweets, and JESUS scarves, tambourines, toys for the children,
soap, handkerchiefs, and washcloths. We also got 13 balls for the children
to use communally. It was a real party at the colony! I wish you could
see the BIG smile on their faces and the JOY in their hearts! These people
have NOTHING materially. There were so grateful!
We were also
able to help establish an adult library with Christian books. I bought
some in Nigeria, and brought some from South Africa. I will be sending
in more from the USA and South Africa. You are also welcome to send books,
tapes or videos. We also established a video library there, however we
found they don't have a video player, so we are trusting God to help them
get one. Can anyone help with $200 to purchase them one?
were killed near the colony in a school bus accident, the weekend before
we arrived, so we decided to help start a children's library in their
memory at the colony. Through our TREASURES FOR TOTS program we were able
to get 40 children's books. Also a first for the colony and the many children
who live at the camp. Isn't this Wonderful!
me so much grace to hug and kiss them and hold them in my arms - it was
precious! I felt so much of GOD's love and I love them with all my heart!
One night after I preached at a church, I invited the choir to come with
me to sing and minister to the lepers and they did! The lepers were so
BLESSED by their singing and dancing before the Lord! Most people are
afraid to go to the colony for catching leprosy, - but it is not contagious
once treatment has begun. Unfortunately, most people come too late, only
after losing their fingers, or toes, or an arm, or a leg. Then when they
come to hospital they are helped with the necessary antibiotics to stop
people in the interior live in great hardship, yet I never hear anyone
ever complain! I went to visit a small village where James, who comes
out on the street team with us here in South Africa, came from. I was
very humbled to see the conditions from where GOD had brought him from.
Many people in the village, hundreds, have died from lack of food and
no water. It is very serious there. Please pray!
A bag of
rice will feed 100 people and cost only US$25. I will try and raise money
to feed at least the elderly each month. If you want to be a part, I will
send it to them with what I am sending. It is $20 to truck in water to
the colony, and they need a truck to come twice a day. They do not have
money for this. They have a borehole, but it does not work and there is
NO water. Let's pray and see GOD do a MIRACLE on their behalf!
I was blessed
to see people get SAVED, filled with Holy Spirit and I led one prostitute
at the Hotel back to Jesus and plugged her into local FCF church. The
Pastor, Dr. Felix Omobude (has 8,000 in his church) met with her, she
cried her eyes out. She went to an Apostolic Church, not born again, but
church goer, she felt she had to feed her kids so took to the streets.
Hundreds of other women to this in Benin, very sad. The church will help
her learn computer and help her where they can. I gave her money to feed
her kids, but the average worker there gets 2800 maira which is about
$25 a month to live on.
I was also
blessed to spend time teaching them how to pray! I took in maps of Africa,
the World, and the USA and asked them to pray for other people around
then world. Think of it! These people are in bed most of the day, yet
GOD can use them to change the world through prayer and give them so much
meaning and purpose in life to touch others even in their situation, causing
them to make a difference in the world through their prayers. If you would
like to send a prayer request to them, you can send it to my South Africa
address and I will forward it to them. I left a prayer book with my friends
and ministry partner's names for them to pray over. Also, I would love
to see people from different states and cities send postcards with their
prayer requests - they can pray over your city or state and family. Let's
help bring purpose and meaning into their lives. Who knows, Destiny can
even raise them up as Mighty Intercessors for GOD! Nnimmo said, now the
men's ward wants maps to pray over too! So send a map for them to pray
over if you have one! I want to go once a month from Johannesbug to Lagos
to pray and minister to the Lepers and surrounding cities. It will run
about $600 per month and will have to be sponsored. We are trusting GOD!
If you wish to help please see the insert coupon.
is not enough room to tell you all of this adventure that I experienced
there, or about all the lives that were touched, but it was everything
good and wonderful! Please pray and see if you can help me help these
precious ones in Nigeria Leper Colony. $25 would help feed 100 people,
$200 a VCR for the teaching videos. Or sponsor BIBLES. If you want to
send books, tapes or videos please contact me by email and I can tell
you what to do. Until I hear from you. GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU SO
MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR MY TRIP! It will have ETERNAL rewards!
You in JESUS' Name! I LOVE YOU!
Sis, Serving JESUS in South Africa,