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Introduction

  • The Fullstature Missions International [FMI] believes that the good news of Jesus Christ must impact the whole man. This is a pattern after our Lord Jesus of who it is written: Luke 2:50 - And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man.

  • The development in the area of wisdom, favour with God [spiritual] and favour with man [social] development in stature [physical] is instructive.

  • In order to make the lasting impact on a community of the unreached we must show the love of God in other areas of their needs. Also there is a need to build social-economic bridges on which they can cross and ultimately a long term, firm footing can be established for Jesus Christ in that community.

 

The Physical and Geographical Environment

 

  • In the New Bussa fields we have identified and are reaching the following tribes since 1996: the Bokos, Busawa, Bassanges, Ijaw Apoi, the Baribas, Kemberi, Fulani, Gandawas, Larus and the Bokobaru.

  • The physical and geographical environment these nations are challenging and the faint hearted can not survive the terrain. In the last 10 years we have we have had missionary attrition ,that they left the field not for lack of zeal but the environment was and is still tough.

  • Many of these missionaries experience a harsh financial, physical, health and transportation difficulties in the rural setting of these communities of the unreached.

  • We are indeed indebted to the early missionaries who came to our tribes about 160 years ago to reach us for Christ and opened up the country side for schools, hospitals rural earth roads etc....

 

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

 

  • The FMI conceives the vision to establish 20 strong churches in 20 communities of these tribes in the next 5 years. For this to happen there needs to be some bridge building approach in tackling some socio-economic problems side by side with evangelism and discipleship. In this part of the world your spiritual welfare is our concern will be a poor strategy. In doing this, problems of youth migration, exodus and loss of disciples will be avoided.

  • These pictures give some idea of the environment in which these groups live and work: the roads, the houses, the hazard of wild animals, transportation, drinking water etc...

  • There are no church buildings for existing churches so we worship under tree shades or open spaces or under grass-roofed mud buildings.

  • Communities and hamlets are 5-10 kilometers apart and fetching water from ponds and stagnant pools or dirty muddy streams cause wat r borne diseases and sicknesses. Children walk these long distances to get to school where they exist.

  • Health care in these areas are very poor or non-existent. Clinics are very far in
    between and hundreds of villages are lacking in basic amenities.

  • We observe that to send missionaries to these places is often a hope and a
    promise of light and development.

 

 

SURVEY AND ASSESMENT

 

As indicated previously, work has been going on now for 10 years and much still need to be done. A need assessment reveals the following:

  1. Subsistent house based economy that guarantees the livelihood of the converts and an inflow of regular income...income generating projects [IGP].

  2. Deep water wells common to a group of communities for portable water within reasonable distance.

  3. Nursery/primary school class rooms to replace tree shades and grass huts now in use.

  4. A medical clinic buildings, equipment, drugs for health care in just one community for a beginning.

  5. Provision of bicycles and motorbikes and 4-wheel drives for our missionaries in very rough, tough and wild animal terrains.

  6. A computer training center with internet access to generate some income at New Bussa for the Nigeria National office.

  7. Discipleship training needsBibles, local language studies, personnel, curriculum development and subsidized feeding of trainees.

 

UNIT ANALYSIS

  • We estimate and reckon that 20 villages will benefit from projects. The following are presently included: - Woromokuto, Liberia, Tunga Ruwa, London, Igbo-Otu, Shintaku, and New Bussa, Shintaku and Igbo-otu. 

  • We have existing churches planted by missionaries in the above named places in the middle belt of Nigeria.

 

ACTION STEPS

  • The FMI proposes to have these projects in phases 1, 2, 3, of 1 year, 1-3 years, and 5 years respectively. We invite your [or group] intervention through your contribution or personal visitation through short –term trips.

  • The following is a sample model other models can be made available to you from the need assessment above:

 

1. Income Generating Projects.

a. Family Barbeque [suya spot]

b. Vegetable Farm

2. Community Education Support Project

3. Community Health Care Project

4. Transportation For Coordination.

 

 

 

 

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Conference Center for the Nations

4 Parliament Highway
Box 29929, Secretariat P. O.
Secretariat
Ibadan
+234 802 333 9638
fmi@fullstature.net

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