Anglican Aid supports St Francis of Assisi Theological College in the Diocese of Kaduna, Nigeria, through the provision of 40 bursaries for students.
The college is located on the outskirts of the city Zaria in northern Nigeria. It trains Christians to work as local evangelists and rural pastors, to win northern Nigeria for Christ. In October 2016 the college celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The college community was devastated in late 2016 when three members (two staff and one student) were killed in a road accident. A number of other college members were critically injured in the accident.
Please pray for Bishop Praises Omole, Dean of St Francis, as he leads the community through this difficult time, and coordinates care for the widows and children of the men who were killed in the accident.
Here are some of the students that are currently receiving bursaries from Anglican Aid:
Joshua Lawal Barau: I was born into a pagan family but accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour in 1984. I was called into the Ministry in 2005 as an Evangelist in the Anglican Diocese of Kano. I speak Hausa and I am Hausa by tribe. I am married to Rebecca and God blesses us with four children – two girls and two boys.
Filibus D. Habila: I am Hausa and speak Hausa as my officially language though I speak a bit of English. I got married to Mrs. Alheri and God rich in mercy blessed us with four children, two boys and two girls. I made a deliberate decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour on the 2nd of October 1985. In the year 2001, I answered a call as an Evangelist in the Anglican Diocese of Kebbi.
Saminu Luka: Although I was born into a Christian family, I made a deliberate decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour in the year 2009. I started this ministry on the 28th of August 2012 as an Evangelist in the Anglican Diocese of Ikara in Kaduna State. I am married to Amina and we are blessed with three children.
Haruna G. Mato: My official language is Hausa and I am Hausa by tribe. I accepted Christ as my Saviour in the year 2001. I started this Ministry as a Church teacher on the 1st of February 2009 in the Anglican Diocese of Wusasa in Kaduna State. I am married to Na’omi and this union is blessed with three children.
Ayuba Yusu: Though not born into a Christian family, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour on the 10th of February 1979. I joined the Church Ministry as a Church teacher at Unguwar Kanawa under Diocese of Katsina. I am married to Saratu and we have seven children. I am Hausa by tribe and speak Hausa fluently.
Samaila Isa: I became a Christian through Pastor Gaius of ECWA Church. I answered the call to Ministry in 2009 as an Evangelist in Yola Anglican Diocese in Adamawa State. I speak Hausa Language and I am Hausa by tribe. I am married to Maryamu and we are blessed with three Children.
Daniel Ayuba: I am Hausa by tribe and Hausa is my official language. I got married to Mary in 1989 and we are blessed with four children through this union. I was called to ministry as an Evangelist in 2000 in the Diocese of Ikara in Kaduna State.
Iliya Goma: I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour on the 8th of December 1982 and thereafter I was called to the Ministry as an Evangelist in 2007 in the Anglican Diocese of Katsina in Katsina State. I got married to Saratu and God blessed us with seven children – 3 boys and 4 girls.
Garba Y. Sabo: Although I was born into a Christian family, I had to make a personal decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour on 9th November 2000. I joined the Ministry in 2013 as a Church teacher in the Anglican Diocese of Bari in Kano State. I am married to Alisabatu and God blessed us with two children. I am Hausa by tribe and I speak Hausa fluently.
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