The Ijaw people of Nigeria remain a large, unreached people group who live, mainly, in remote villages along the southern rivers of Nigeria, West Africa. The current ministry effort is an extension of Daniel and Kathy's mission work which began in 1990 and is now overseen by Reverend Wilson Okotie and his wife, Praise.
The Ijaws have no reliance on government bailouts or assistance, yet these people have suffered a devastating impact from COVID-19. Even though the illness isn't present, soldiers are on guard throughout the 16 villages where the churches meet, preventing the Ijaw people from assembling for worship and keeping them from farming, fishing or harvesting trees for lumber. As a result, they have been desperate for food to feed their families.
We want to especially thank ministry partners Pastor Nick Champlin of Faith Christian Church, Clearwater, Florida, and Pastor Len Harper of South Brandon Worship Center, Brandon, Florida, and those who have contributed through our Somebody Cares Tampa Bay network.
If you would like to continue to support our work and bring relief, please click the link below and select "Help Nigeria" in the "Please direct my donation" dropdown menu.