This is our reason for being. That there are people groups existing in this world today, who have not heard of the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, burdens us. In our country Nigeria, studies have identified the Ijaw ethnic group as unreached. We in this ministry have adopted them as our target group for the immediate future. The Lord wants all the ethnic groups evangelized and discipled before He returns.
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THE IJAW PEOPLE
Idol worship, Polygamy, Intra and Inter Ijaws conflicts are regular features of the people. Recent aspirations of the Ijaw to attain a befitting development of their area (the Niger Delta) have resulted in massive riots and disruptions of economic life without a positive response from government. During our research tour of the Gbaramatu clan for example, we never found one medical facility. Every research into unreached people groups has always listed the Ijaws. Yet very little if any missionary effort has been expended in this regard. This is said to be due to the difficult terrain and harsh environment in which the Ijaws live. This compounds transportation problems, and wherever transportation is difficult the gospel is scarce. This should not be so.
With over 500 Ijaw amas, there exist several entire amas without a single bible-believing church; the need for church planting is so great. Most villages and towns do not have a single Born-Again believer. Although it is possible that some indigenes who resettled elsewhere might have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. During our first missionary research tour, we were horrified to find people who have never heard the name Jesus. According to usually reliable sources, every hour seven Ijaws die. They will spend eternity in hell without learning about a God who loves them and died for them
Previous Missionary Activity among the Ijaws
A brand of indigenous, white garment wearing ‘Church’ group is spreading among the Ijaws currently. But is not different from the traditional and fetish beliefs of the people. It is not a Christian group. It permits and engages in Polygamy, Soothsaying and Divination, Idol Worship and several other unbiblical practices. This is becoming a stumbling block to the evangelization of the Ijaws today.
The very few evangelical and Pentecostal churches that exist among the Ijaws are struggling. We must all reach out to the Ijaw people with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.
To reach out to the Ijaw nation: a burden shared with you
2. Going - we invite you to pray about spending time on the Ijaw Mission field with FRESH ANOINTING MISSIONARY MINISTRIES, MISSION TO THE IJAWS. You can spend your next vacation on "Short term Missionary Work" or you can spend from one year to a lifetime working among the Ijaw people for their salvation. We invite Evangelists, Pastors, Doctors, Teachers and Social Workers to come and work with us. Jesus died for the Ijaws. Every Ijaw must have the opportunity to receive Christ.
3. Giving - You can support FRESH ANOINTING MISSIONARY MINISTRIES: MISSION TO THE IJAWS with your financial and material resources. Material gifts such, as medicines, clothing etc are very useful to our missionaries and their families as well as the persecuted among the converts. Your funds will also assist in training Ijaw converts for leadership and ministry.
Currently, our ministry needs includes better training facilities, missionary financial support, speedboats like the Passport 19, video camera, public address system and musicals, radio/transmitting equipment etc.
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