2017 Outreach Report/Update
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-Paul Ndukwe (Rev.) International Executive Director
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2017 was a year of opportunities. Doors were opened to us in Nigeria and from resources available to us we carried out evangelism, church growth seminars, relief and development projects such as soft loans to single parents and low-income families. We provided mentoring and discipleship to individuals, community developers, and those involved in civil and political leadership. We participated in leadership and public policy training with the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP) in partnership with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, participated in the Geneva conference and the 19th National Prayer Breakfast in Uganda. In Canada we carried out our annual evangelistic and church growth outreach with the churches under the umbrella of Flames of Revival Rally, we saw souls come to Jesus Christ and many believers were strengthened and revived. This year, we will be hosting Nathaniel Bassey, a wonderful music minister from Nigeria. The purpose of this outreach will be to bring souls into God's Kingdom, strengthen and bring revival to the Church in Canada.
At a gathering of over one thousand men, our Executive Director was invited, and was privileged to make presentation on the following:
We provided support for people like Teresa, a single mother of four boys. Teresa needed help getting a small business of selling sandals, shoes and ladies wears as a means of providing for her family. A soft loan of $150 we provided enabled her, to profit to pay school fees, provide school uniform and other school supplies, provide food and shelter for her children. Two other single mothers like Teresa were helped. Financial gifts from our partners allowed us to provide soft loans to other deserving persons desirous of establishing small business that could sustain needy families. In Nigeria, we have continued to sponsor orphans whose parents were victims of HIV AIDS.
We have also made tremendous progress on that building where our International office, the school and our residence in Nigeria. We are near completion of the residential and resource persons rooms.
Community Development Project:
SELF MEDICATION AND DRUG ABUSE. The beneficiaries were educated on the dangers of self-medication and drug abuse. He highlighted some of the dangers associated with self-medication, prominent among them being drug abuse and its adverse effects, Renal, and liver failures, addiction and irreversible complications. He advised that nobody should be his/her own doctor, and nobody should make his/her own diagnosis, unless the one trained to do so. He said that the rising cases of stomach ulcer, arthritis, kidney failure, lever damage etc. were because of self-medication and drug abuse. He said drugs are better procured using prescription from qualified medical personnel licensed to prescribe. He also advised the participants to patronize patent medicine vendors with caution.
PROSTATE- On the topic of the prostate, our Executive Director started by explaining the meaning of prostate in a layman`s term. He said that the prevalence of prostate among Africans and Nigerians is on the increase and many had died, especially among men above 40 years due to ignorance. He said that unhealthy life style such as excessive alcohol, smoking, etc. are the major causes of prostate. He highlighted ten most common ways of early dictation of prostate problems and four early state treatments. He indicated that routine medical checks remain the catalyst to early dictation. The presentation was quite interesting and revealing as it brought to bear the need for routine prostate checks among adult males especially those above 40 years age. At the end of his presentation questions were asked and answers given accordingly.
- Our Executive Director will be in Geneva, Switzerland as one of the speakers for the annual Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP) in partnership with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conference that will be held May 29th to June 1st 2018.
- During the month of July 2018, we will be hosting in Canada Nathaniel Bassey, a wonderful music minister from Nigeria. The purpose of this outreach will be to bring souls into God's Kingdom, strengthen and bring revival into the Church in Canada.
- We will in collaboration with Abia State Government host in Umuahia, the second annual Geneva Conference on National Transformation with special focus on Science & Technology and Food Security scheduled for October 31 to November 2, 2018.
If you are interested in being a part of the above events, please contact us through our email address Linkinternationalministries@hotmail.com or our Canadian phone number +1-778-552-4459.
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Paul Ndukwe (Rev.)
Executive Director, Link International Ministries
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