Delivering on a promise
Climbing For Christ delivered on God's promise to provide for the people in the remote Koma Hills village of Wiwp by sending us back with a small gasoline generator that they had requested during our visit in December 2011.
“By the grace of God, I have delivered the small gasoline generator to the Wiwp community,” said Pastor Chris Joseph of Climbing For Christ. “I handed over the generator to the village head of Wiwp community (photo above). They were so excited on seeing me with the generator. They told me that they considered us to be one of those missionaries that used to visit them making empty promises. But we have made them to believe that we are genuine and trusted servants of God. They asked me to convey their greetings to you.”
Our Mission: Nigeria 2011 team visited Wiwp on Sunday, Dec. 4, attended a funeral there and were allowed by the village head to speak to villagers that evening. We shared the Gospel and seven people committed to Christ. After listening to us, the village head spoke against us, cautioning the people that other missionaries had passed through before and never returned. He warned that we would probably do the same.
After that, however, a committee (which included the village head) asked us for a generator for the village, which is far from any electricity. We made this purchase last week and Pastor Chris delivered it. The total cost of the generator and delivery was US$400.
“I tutored them on how to both use and maintain the gasoline generator,” said Chris, who is photographed above teaching about the equipment. “Thereafter, I briefly shared God's Word with them and told them to thank God who provided the generator to them instead of thanking us.”