Samuel Dadje, a businessman and evangelist from Chad, in west central Africa, recently sent a letter reporting on new Grace Brethren work in the country of Nigeria. He is shown here (right) with Dr. Paul Klawitter translating, as he addressed the Grace Brethren national conference the summer of 2004 in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Former Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) executive director Tom Julien translated a letter from Dadje in which he reported on a trip he and other Grace Brethren African leaders made to Nigeria in early March. Julien says, “This is really significant news, and needs to be shared with the Fellowship.” Here are excerpts from Dadje’s letter:
We thank our God for His love shown us during the trip to Nigeria. We praise the Lord for all the brothers and sisters who have held us up during this trip.
We left Moundou February 28 and arrived March 1 in Nigeria. We spent two days in Jos, the main Christian city, then left March 3 for Abuja, the capitol. From the time we arrived we were surrounded by the care of our leaders who received us well.
The morning of March 4 I began training on beliefs and practices, and we also did an overview of the principles of church planting. We had fifteen hours of training. There were 29 leaders who were trained. We organized the leadership the evening of March 5. The leadership council has nine members.
As I write, we already have 12 Grace Brethren Points of Light in Nigeria, with believers looking to God in prayer, and with leaders who are very active.
Please pray for them, for the cost of living is very high in Abuja.
I greet you in the name of Jesus. May God bless you.
Your brother, Dadjé Samuel