Rebuild The Orphanage
Our Christ centered orphanage, school and farm in Miango, Plateau State, Nigeria has been destroyed by Sunni Muslim Fulani herdsmen. The children were evacuated from the more rural Miango area to Jos City less than 24 hours before the deadly attack by the Fulani herdsmen. Hundreds of homes in the area were destroyed and many Christians were murdered.
Every orphanage building was burned, everything was lost. The children’s clothing, bedding, Bibles and schoolbooks were burned. The children escaped with only the clothing they were wearing.
These orphans were traumatized watching their parents being murdered in previous attacks by Sunni Muslim terrorists such as the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen in other areas. Many have wounds from previous attacks. They have been traumatized again by the destruction of their orphanage home.
A vacant former day school in Jos City was rented for one year to temporarily house the orphans. The temporary facility was too small, overcrowded and in poor condition.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR:
Two acres of land was purchased for the orphanage in Jos, a major city with a population of 900,000. The land is located next to government buildings and is safe from attack.
Existing structures were renovated and new structures were built in order to fit the needs of the orphanage. The children officially relocated to their permanent home in October, 2022.
WHAT IS NEEDED:
A severe water problem emerged soon after the children moved into the new orphanage location. There were two wells on the property when we bought it that supplied water. There were just four families living on the property. After increasing the size of the existing houses and building four additional buildings we moved in 127 children and 18 full and part time personnel. It soon became apparent that we did not have enough water.
We were able to drill an additional well with greater capacity, provide a new water tower and a large water tank. Praise God! The problem was fixed. However…. the money that was used to solve the water issue was taken from the fund to complete the classrooms at the orphanage.
Currently, the classrooms are just shells with no roof. With rainy season quickly approaching, it is vital to finish these classrooms so the children have a dry place to learn.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Help us complete the orphanage classrooms before the rainy season comes!
Will you pray for the children and help us complete this safe, Christ-centered home?
Age: 16 years old
Ambition: Medical Doctor
Abigail’s parents were killed during a Fulani herdsmen attack in her community and was left at the mercy of her sister who is unemployed. Her neighbor brought her to the orphanage for shelter and proper education.
Age: 12 years old
Hobby: playing table tennis and reading
His father was attacked by Boko Haram and was killed inside his house.
Child’s name: Bebra
Age: 15 years old
Hobbies: Skipping and Running
Ambition : Medical Doctor
The Boko Haram attacked their community at night when they were asleep, broke down their door, shot her father and elder brother to death in 2013. Bebra was brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Child’s name: Blessing
Age: 13 years old
Hobbies: Skipping Drawing.
Blessing’s village was attacked by the Boko Haram in 2011. Her house was burned and her uncle and grandfather were killed. She was displaced with her sisters and ran to the mountains and hid for 4 days without food and water. Blessing and her sister were brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
AGE: 12 years old
HOBBIES: Football and Drawing
COLOUR: Red, Yellow
FOOD FAVOURITE : Yam and Beans
Datok’s village was attacked by Fulani herdsmen and his father was killed. He lost his mother after child delivery and was brought to the orphanage in 2015.
Child’s name: Iliya
Age: 11 years old
Hobbies: playing football
Iliya’s father was shot to death during a Boko-haram attack in her town and her mother left Iliya and her sister. Her uncle brought them to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Child’s name: Mary
Age: 12 years old
The Fulani Herdsmen rampaged Mary’s town at night and burned down her house. Her father and siblings escaped but soon after her father died from a heart attack. Mary and her siblings were brought to the orphanage for shelter and education.
Age: 14 years old
Hobbies: Reading, Playing football
The Fulani Herdsmen attacked her village and burned her home while her parents were still inside. She was then left to be raised by her older brothers and sisters. Peace was brought to the orphanage for shelter and education and is determined to excel academically during her time there.
AGE: 13 years old
HOBBIES: Singing and Dancing
Precious lost both her father and mother to illnesses. She and her 5 siblings stayed with different relatives over the years and were split up as a result. After pressures from the Fulani Herdsmen near them, Precious and one of her brothers were taken to the orphanage for safety.
Age: 13 years old.
Fulani Herdsmen attacked their community and displaced his family. Both of Shedrach’s parents died from illnesses. After hearing the president of the orphanage preach at his church, Sherach’s uncle handed him and his brother, Timothy, over for safety and education.
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 NIV