Saturday, March 23, 2013

Borehole Project

NATIVITY:NIGERIA is blessed to be supporting a project with our partners at Faith Alive Hospital to construct two new boreholes. These boreholes will enable the communities of Andaha and Fobur, Nigeria to readily have access to a supply of water, and specifically enable the staff of Faith Alive Hospital at these two satellite locations to better provide for the areas' medical needs. The boreholes will be constructed by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen to extract water from the ground and prevent contaminants such as sand and sediment from entering the water when pumped. Although readily accessing water is a convenient and simple process for us here, it often requires Nigerians to walk several hours to a well or river which is miles away. These boreholes will make a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of people within the communities of Andaha and Fobur.

The borehole project began this week, and is already making great strides. The team at Faith Alive Hospital plans to finish the project in the next few weeks, completing both the construction and dedication of the two boreholes before the rainy season begins in Nigeria next month. Stay tuned to the blog here for updates and pictures as the project progresses.

To hear more about boreholes we have sponsored at our partner communities of Faith Alive and Anawim Home in 2009 and 2010, check out the videos and posts linked below.

Clean Water in Hwol Yarje, a water well constructed in 2009 in Hwol Yarje, a village outside of Jos, Nigeria where Faith Alive directs a school for the community's children

Clean Water in Abuja, a water well constructed for the Anawim Home community in 2010

N:N team member Adrienne Brooks using the borehole at Anawim Home

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shagali: A Night of Worship & Prayer

In death, In life, 
I'm confident and covered by the power 
of Your great love.
My debt is paid, 

there's nothing that can separate my heart 
from Your great love.

These are the words that rang out in song last night, as members of the NATIVITY:NIGERIA mission team joined together in worship and prayer in support of our Nigerian partners.  As we lifted up our brothers and sisters there, and humbly asked God to protect them during this time of widespread strife and conflict, we were encouraged and reminded of God's great love. In times of turmoil, unrest, pain, and suffering, God's love never fails us, it never gives up, it never runs out. Whether here in the States, or oceans away in Jos/Abuja Nigeria, God's love meets us in our needs. He abundantly and faithfully provides for our physical well-being, protection, and sustenance. It is that same love which connects us to our partners, joins us to their needs, and unites us through the universal providence of Christ.

"Shagali: Partners in Prayer" - March 2013

 As we closed our gathering last night, we joined in praying through God's own words. We share those words with you here, to continue your own remembrance, prayer, and solidarity for our Nigerian partners.

May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
- Numbers 6:24-26