EMS of ECWA

INTRODUCTION

Right from the earliest days of SIM missionary efforts in Nigeria, the pioneers had a firm belief in small beginnings so they started encouraging Nigerianls to form an indigenous mission agency as far back as 1947.

They were to raise, send and support their own missionaries. In 1949, the dream became a reality and African Missionary Society (AMS) was established. Today is known as the Evangelical Missionary Society of ECWA (EMS of ECWA).

EMS MISSION AND GOALS

An EMS missionary family on their station The main task of EMS is to recruit and send out missionaries to the unreached for the purpose of bringing them to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is with the aim of fulfilling the Great Commission as in Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8.

At the moment, more than 1,200 missionaries are working in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cameroun, Chad, Ghana, Niger Republic and Togo. Some of the main aims of EMS are:

cross-cultural evangelism 

church planting among the unreached 

discipling and training members to reproduce other disciples

EMS works in partnership and cooperation with other evangelical groups in receiving and sending out missionaries, as well as in research and training.

EMS OF ECWA MISSION FIELD SCHOOL

(RAISING A FUTURE GENERATION OF GODLY LEADERS TO BE AGENTS OF TRANSFORMATION)

AzharumaAccording to official Nigerian statistics, children under 15 years of age account for about 45 per cent of the country’s population. Furthermore, about 40% ( forty per cent) of Nigerian children aged 6-11 do not attend any primary school with the Northern region recording the lowest school attendance rate, particularly for girls. It is estimated that about 4.7 million children of primary school age are still not in school.

EMS of ECWA does its ministry mostly amongst villages that hardly have schools within its reach, especially in the Northern part of Nigeria. Thousands of children and even the missionaries’ children have been victims of educational neglect. Most often, in addition to being church planters, our Missionaries inevitably  serve in the communities that they are reaching with the gospel as teachers and medical personnel.

ABOUT THE MISSION

Right from the earliest days of SIM missionary efforts in Nigeria, the pioneers had a firm belief in small beginnings so they started encouraging Nigerianls to form an indigenous mission agency as far back as 1947. They were to raise, send and support their own missionaries. In 1949, the dream became a reality and African Missionary Society (AMS) was established. Today is known as the Evangelical Missionary Society of ECWA (EMS of ECWA).

From the SIM Rebuilding Southern Sudan team, which includes nine Nigerian ECWA missionaries: The top military commander stationed near our Abwong base requested we hold night classes for his soldiers. Using materials from our Basic Education Learning Center at Abwong, the missionaries had the amazing opportunity to teach the soldiers from a biblical perspective. Soon, Colonel Moses & many of the soldiers began attending the newly-formed church in Abwong

SO FAR

At the moment, more than 1,200 missionaries are working in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cameroun, Chad, Ghana, Niger Republic and Togo. Some of the main aims of EMS are cross-cultural evangelism, church planting among the unreached, discipling and training members to reproduce other disciples.

EMS works in partnership and cooperation with other evangelical groups in receiving and sending out missionaries, as well as in research and training.

Some of our Missionaries at work

30 More Missionaries For The Far North! We want to increase missionaries to the Far North. 2,730 is the eventual target. We right now have only 107 already in the Far North Field. We hope to send at least 30 more missionaries within the next one year to the Far North Region. If you want to support one of the missionaries please contact us!

A recent report from the North East Region and Taraba State revealed how much work still remains in reaching remote areas. Apart from Gombe which is pretty well covered, only 31 out of 81 local governments have any EMS staff in them. Pray especially for the Bandawa, Mumuye, and Jirim people groups. The present EMS staff in Taraba State want more missionaries so badly that they have offered to pay N500 each from their own monthly allowances toward the allowances of new missionaries. There is an HQ Chapel/EMS outreach this weekend in Pelu, Bauchi State. I (Bill Foute) will be taking part in that and be out of the office Friday afternoon.

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