REPORT: AUGUST 2021 MISSIONS STORYTELLING AND OUTREACH
Missions 1 is a missions support organization that uses storytelling tools to enlighten Christians about Missionaries and their efforts, as well as motivate Christians to give support (e.g. financial, material, spiritual, voluntary, etc. ) to missions work, in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of missions. Missions 1’s efforts directly improve the livelihoods of underprivileged and neglected communities where the missionaries work.
Hasken Rayuwa is a missions organization with mission stations in several states in Nigeria. Hasken Rayuwa’s missions efforts are largely among unreached people groups in hard-to-reach regions in Nigeria.
- The Hausa people are the largest ethnic group in all of West Africa. Thirty percent of all Hausa can be found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria.
- The Fulani people are scattered mostly in Nigeria and Cameroon, these semi-nomadic people fiercely reject anything they perceive as contrary to their lifestyle of roaming with their cattle herds.
In line with the vision of both organizations, the objectives of the effort were as follows:
- Minister salvation, healing, and deliverance to the people living in the communities visited.
- Provide medical treatment to the people of the communities visited.
- Minister to the missionaries working among the Fulani and Hausa people groups in both communities.
- Provide financial and material support to some of these missionaries during the outreach.
- Tell compelling stories of these missionaries and their efforts among unreached people groups in the state.
- Deploy stories of the missionaries in video, photo, audio, and written formats via media platforms, in order to create awareness and raise support for the missionaries and their efforts.
OUTCOME AND IMPACT
- Throughout the outreach period, we ministered prayer, salvation, healing, deliverance and medical treatment to over 700 people in total.
- Eleven missionaries were given financial aid worth N110,000 to support their efforts. Cattle medication worth N88,700 was given to the members of the Fulani communities. We also distributed 1,384 clothing items, 36 pairs of footwear, 15 bags, 16 headgears, 3 caps, 3 toys, 1 wig, 17 pieces of jewelry, and 133 books (education literature and notebooks). N188,700 was spent on Medication and this was given to over 420 persons.
- Two compelling stories (video, photo, audio, and written formats) of missionaries and their efforts among the Hausa and Fulani people groups in these regions were recorded. These stories will be deployed on media platforms after the videos and pictures have been edited to create awareness and raise support for the missionaries and their efforts.
- The missionaries in that region have reported wonderful testimonies among members of their churches within a week of the team’s visit.
- The road to the communities visited is in bad condition, the team’s vehicles had major difficulties navigating the road therefore the travel time took longer than anticipated.
- There was a poor GSM network in the communities visited, so communicating with the rest of the world was difficult during the trip.
- There are no schools in the communities visited, and the children of the community have little or no exposure to education.
- There is no source of clean water in one of the communities visited. The people are left with no choice but to drink dirty water that causes them to be sick and unhealthy.
- The communities visited face serious insecurity issues so the outreach team couldn’t conduct all programs planned for the day.
- The collaboration between Hasken Rayuwa and Missions 1 was necessary for the level of success achieved during this outreach; going forward, collaborations like this are highly recommended.
- We recommend building a good water source for the community visited. This will really ease their water problems.
- We recommend the building of a school for the community, this will be beneficial to the children of the community and nearby communities.