In April 2015, Church of the Resurrection’s incredibly generous Good Friday offering was dedicated to help build up the Christian Institute in Jos, Nigeria. This training center equips young men and women to rebuild the church in northeast Nigeria by sending pastors, evangelists, church planters, and rural health care workers into an area ravaged by tribal warfare, persecution and terrorism, largely instigated by Boko Haram.
Last September, Pastor Matt Woodley brought our Good Friday gift and presented it to Archbishop Kwashi. The Archbishop expressed enormous gratitude to our church family, saying, “I know that even a gift of one dollar means that your people had to give up something else, and that means something to us. We are so grateful to God for your people—not just for your money, but for your love and our partnership in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Now the Archbishop has asked Bishop Stewart and Pastor Matt to return to Jos so they can bless the Christian Institute’s newest dorm building for students—Church of the Resurrection Hall. Based on past experiences in the Diocese of Jos, Bishop Stewart and Pastor Matt will also have plenty of opportunities to preach and teach, build friendships and strengthen our mutual partnership, and eat lots of Moi-Moi and pounded yam.