15 minutes video outlining AMEN’s Vision, Mandate, Who we are, About us, What we do, our impacts and Prospects.
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ABUJA, Nigeria, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Over mountains, through valleys and raging rivers, into some of the most dangerous and remote corners of Nigeria, a determined group of indigenous missionaries are bringing food, supplies, and the message of Christ to numerous isolated villages that have never heard the message of the Christian faith—whose inhabitants have never before held a Bible in their hands or heard the name of Jesus.
Afri-Mission and Evangelism Network (AMEN) and its founders are something of an anomaly in a country divided nearly fifty-fifty between Christians and Muslims. Nigeria has been plagued by violence in recent years, especially with the rise of Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram, which has abducted hundreds, even thousands of Christians, and killed scores more. But AMEN and its leaders are trying to do something that many prosperity-driven ministries in the south have been reluctant or even opposed to doing: bring a message of peace and grace to those considered enemies—returning good for evil, medicine for bullets, food for violence, and love for hate.
Speaking of Nigerian Christianity at large, AMEN President Oscar Amaechina, who also serves as a pastoral councillor with a global alliance of evangelicals called the Covenant Christian Coalition, says, “While we were busy with selfishness and prosperity messages in our churches and fellowships, the enemy went ahead of us with AK-47s and bombs and equipped our prospective target group with the instruction ‘wipe away Christianity from Nigeria.’ The church today is now a sitting church instead of a going church.”
While many Christians see Islam as the enemy, the “enemy” Amaechina speaks of is the one the Bible calls “the devil” or “Satan”—the true enemy of mankind. AMEN has set out to bring a message of Christian love and grace to those whom many only see as enemies.
But a ministry not focused on flashy suits, private jets, and already-evangelized TV audiences, has a difficult time garnering the material support needed to be part of, as Amaechina has said, “a going church. Our greatest needs on mission are mobility—buses, vans, and motorcycles; funds for training indigenous missionaries; and, JESUS film equipment.”
Despite the obstacles, AMEN teams have been successful even with scarcity: clothing, feeding, and ministering to multitudes of people who live in dire living conditions; also building water wells and sharing the gospel. Many who were so moved by the selfless acts of love have themselves become Christians.
The Covenant Christian Coalition is trying to support and bring together numerous other such ministries that have just such a sacrificial “going” mentality. Churches and ministries from all over the developing (and developed) world have joined the organization since its founding in early 2015.
SOURCE Covenant Christian Coalition