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The Bible Society of Nigeria

END TO END: More Churches planted, Proclaimer only means to hear God

The End-to-End project of The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has given birth to six more churches in Benue State.
Pastor Terk Nyikwagh, one of the partners working on the project, said he planted three churches within the third quarter of 2022 at Kam, in Katsina Ala Local Government as well as Iourough and Gbanuan both in Buruku Local Government area of the state. Another partner, Titus Nondo, also planted three churches – one at Myaki and Anguji in Buruku Local Government, and another at Tema in Ugba Local Government area.
Mr. Nondo reported that the Senior Pastor of his church was not supportive initially, accusing him of wanting to steal his church members. According to Mr. Nondo, after he planted the churches and handed them over to his pastor with a noticeable increase in attendance, his pastor had a change of mind and began to support him.
On his part, Mr. Benjamin Shaapera said that one of the churches he planted earlier at Kijubu in Wukari Local Government of Taraba State, which is also a listening centre for the End-to-End project is the only place where the residents hear the word of God.
According to Mr. Shaapera, many people, including pastors ran away from the community due to the incessant clashes between the herdsmen and farmers. “The only means to hear the word of God is the Proclaimer which we play in the listening groups. When the people gave their lives to Christ while listening to the audio Bible, they told me they needed a church, so we had no choice than to convert the shade of the tree under where we meet to a church,” he said.

Jesus is a Fulani man…

Speaking further, Mr. Shaapera said that some of the members of the listening groups are Fulanis. “They always come around me to listen to the Proclaimer. They are excited hearing Jesus speak in Fulfude; this made them say that Jesus is a Fulani man.”
End to End is one of the projects of The Bible Society of Nigeria which provides a platform for people to have access to the word of God in their mother tongues, using audio Bible device, the Proclaimer. It also involves viewing of Jesus film, while converts from the project receive free Bible.

If you desire to sponsor this project or wants your church to benefit from it, please call any of these numbers: 08159094138 or 08159094116