Pastor Stephen Kuye was one of the first men we met on our first visit to Nigeria in 2007. He was with Bro. Shobanke when he came to pick us up at the airport in Lagos.
Pastor Kuye was one of Bro. Shobanke's first converts many, many years ago and he has pastored in the city of Ibadan for decades. We preached a Gospel Crusade for him in 2009 and we have preached in the church several times through the years.
His church is Landmark Christ Mission and is smack dab in the middle of a Muslim neighborhood. He told me several years ago that about 80% of his church are converted Muslims.
We were able to help them with the roof on their new church in 2009 and with other items in later years. It has been a joy to work with Pastor Stephen Kuye and his people through the years and we count him as a dear friend.
We received an email from him yesterday detailing the water situation at the church. This is part of it below.
In the community where we are, there is no drinking water. We always struggle to get water, in particular when the church is preparing for annual camp conference and some other special church program and the struggling is too much. We are praying to get bore-hole water. This bore-hole will cost us $2,000 US dollars.
We decided immediately to take care of this expense for them even if we have to dip into our general operating fund for part of it. It is a small price for us to pay to help them have water. I do not know if the water would be drinkable by our standards, much of the city water in Nigeria is not.
That is among the questions I have asked, but either way, they need water and we can help them do it. I believe the Lord places resources in our hands for things like this because He knows we will pass it along.
The excitement in our hearts is building as our Nigeria trip gets nearer. We can hardly wait. Bro. Shobanke emailed the flyers for the Conference and the Crusade and seeing the flyers amped up the eagerness to go even more.
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