REPORT OF THE FIELD MISSIONARY RETREAT 2019
It was a glorious and impactful time before the Lord as Nigerian Missionaries gathered at Kwali, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria for the NEMA Field Missionary Retreat.
The retreat in numbers:
🔥1⃣1⃣3⃣8⃣: Numbers of registered participants
🔥1⃣6⃣6⃣: Churches and agencies represented
🔥2⃣5⃣: Number of workshop groups
🔥1⃣7⃣: Number of field/Regional breakout group
🔥5⃣5⃣:Number of facilitators
Participation at the Retreat was huge as participants came from as near as Kwali, FCT for missionaries reaching the Fulanis to as far flung places as the North East region of Maiduguri, Borno state, where the Boko Haram insurgency is raging for missionaries reaching the Kanuris. Missionaries also came from far places as Kebbi, Jigawa and the heart of the Niger Delta of Warri and beyond.
PROGRESS REPORT OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY (AGA) OF NEMA
- POST GO NORTH CONSULTATION (VISION 5015)
Since the Go-North Consultation last year November which culminated in the signing of the Go-North Covenant and the launch of the Go-North Global Fund, several processes have been engaged to ensure the project becomes successful. These include the Post-Go-North Consultation in Jos and the Nigeria Sahel Consultation at Gombe all in the effort to sustain the momentum and ensure we keep track on the goal.
The Post Go-North Consultation held from Feb. 22-24 at the Nigeria Centre for Global Harvest, NEMA Headquarters, Jos. The focus was to advance the issues raised at the Special NIMEC that held last year with particular interest in engaging those who have made one commitment or the other during the Special edition of NIMEC. Part of the thrust was to delist Nigeria from UUPG list and to explore practical strategies to respond to the huge needs beckoning in the Sahel and North of Africa. After some inspiring plenary sessions, led by Dr Chinedu Oranye, Past James Forlines and Rev Canon Timothy Olonade, the consultation devoted time to working out the details, first by identifying the Unreached and Unengaged Peoples in Nigeria as well as vetting the list. Afterwards, participants were encouraged to commit to delisting Nigeria from the UUPG list by adopting the remaining 7 UUPGs on the list for engagement. To the Glory of God, the following commitments were made for the engagement of Nigeria’s identified UUPGs: