BRING THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL TO THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA THROUGH HOME-BASED CARE TRAINING!
BACKGROUND: One of our main focuses in Africa is Nigeria. It has one of the most rapid growing populations in all Africa, now exceeding 150 million people. Estimates show that 1 in 6 of all Africans is Nigerian. Additionally, Nigeria now has the largest economy in Africa, but the supply of these resources is spread uneven. Even though Nigeria is one of the larger oil producing nation in Africa, there are fuel shortages found throughout the country. These challenges extend to health care as well. Many cities are unable to pay medical bills. Many rural church members lack the funds or transport to access care. As a result, many diseases go untreated and deaths from preventable illnesses remain high. These national level challenges are of course beyond the scope of The Freedom Center alone to address. Therefore, we seek your immediate attention with this dilemma.
THE PROJECT: The goal of this project is to train local congregations, women’s groups and other groups to grow their current visiting ministry. This includes home-based care services. There are already local women's groups visiting sick community members. When they visit they lead devotions and prayer with the individuals. They wish to expand their services to include basic health education and care. We can help provide training. This training will show that The Freedom Center cares by providing needed precautionary health education in addition to the gospel messages they are already sharing through their devotions. The Freedom Center cannot address all the structural and health care problems within Nigeria; however, we can help extend knowledge about disease prevention with local effort. This can lead to better health outcomes for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria and spread it throughout Africa.