a promisedland foundation publication | issue number three | casting a net, connecting with the promise
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Osun Ogun Lagos
Edo Anambra Delta Bayelsa
Cross River Seminars
God is moving and the vision is spreading From the beginning 10 years ago, our nation-wide vision was to visit every single state in Nigeria. Please join or partner with us to bring the message of transformation to your community today. We have contacts in Nigeria who are already taking the transformation message to various communities and we would like to introduce them to you. Be on the lookout because we might be visiting your state soon.
To mobilize Christians, individuals, churches, and organizations to put their faith into action, and find practical ways to transform their communities, and release the tremendous potential in our nation. God has invested human resources with tremendous gifts and abilities, and many natural resources, cash crops, and industries in our nation.
To run transformation seminars for pastors and leaders living in Nigeria and inspire them to discover God-given strategies for the rebuilding of their communities, in all thirty-six states of the nation.
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To make presentations to Nigerians living abroad, to inspire them to participate in rebuilding Nigeria by using their professional skills, in forums where ideas are exchanged with their peers and counterparts living in Nigeria. To execute community projects that meet needs in the rural communities and inspire others to do the same either by initiating projects or by financially supporting Promisedland projects.
vision “Ask me and I will give the nations for your inheritance” — Psalm 2:8
Celebrating 10 years of Promisedland missions to Nigeria This is our 10th year of annual missions to Nigeria and taking ownership of our nation as our inheritance. This has led us on a discovery of what God has blessed us with (see 36 quick facts). We all must discover the purposes we are here for, what we have been blessed with, and boldly face the challenges preventing Nigeria from reaching its potential, using our gifts and talents. Up to date, we have run various seminars in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, and Delta states. Our most recent seminars were in Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Nasarawa States, in 2015. God has invested much in our nation through the tremendous gifts and abilities he placed in people. He also blessed Nigeria with natural and agricultural resources, industries, and a beautiful tropical climate. We hope that pastors, community leaders, and the youth will be inspired through our seminars and workshops, to see the great potential in the nation as God sees it, and be ready to believe for its release, through fervent prayers and sheer hard work.
We believe it would take the collaborative effort of Nigerians living abroad with their exposure to newer and more effective ways of doing things, with the longstanding values and traditions of those living at home, to effectively change the nation. The two groups must begin to discuss how to rebuild the different parts of “the wall” that have broken down in various communities throughout the entire 36 States of Nigeria. We also hope this magazine will inspire you to take your steps of faith as you see people like yourselves all around the country, who dare to believe and trust God for the transformation of our great nation. This is our invitation to you, your family and friends to join us and take an active part in rebuilding Nigeria. You have the power and potential to make a contribution with your talent and skills, and it will take all our participation. Get inspired, get working!
’Segun + Titilola Olude, Founders
contents Promisedland Seminars Transformation Seminar ………………… 4 Marriage Seminar ………………………… 4 Leadership Seminar ……………………… 5 Youth Seminar …………………………… 5 Prayer Seminar …………………………… 6 Financial Seminar ……………………… 6 Professional Seminar …………………… 7 Mission Presentations …………………… 7 Promisedland Projects Clean Water Projects …………………… 8 Church Supplies Projects ……………… 8 School Supplies ………………………… 9 Clinic Supplies …………………………… 9 In the Footsteps of Nehemiah ‘Segun + Titilola Olude …………………… 10 Evangelist Ayo + Mabel Ajileye ………… 11 Pastor Zechariah + Rosalyn Dende …… 12 Pastor Timothy + Abigail Olorunbunmi …13 Nigeria is Our Promisedland Evangelist Rachel Alao ………………… 14 Mrs Yinka Taiwo ………………………… 14 Oluwagbemiga + Kudirat Oladimeji …… 15 Sanya + Temitope Oluwadare …………… 15 Ordinary people making a difference … 16 36 Quick Facts …………………………… 20 Get inspired, Get working: 10 Prayer Points ………………………… 23 10 Things to Transform Nigeria ………… 23 Writing Titilola Olude Editing, Proofreading Wande Olude Design ‘Segun Olude Photography ‘Segun Olude Pastor Adeniji Promisedland Image Library Printed in Nigeria
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The Bible says, “without knowledge the people perish,” therefore, Promisedland organises transformation, marriage, leadership, youth, financial, and professional seminar to help pastors and leaders gain better understanding of the reason why they are placed in their community, and how they can release the talents in their congregation for change.
SEMINAR REGISTRATION BEGINS AT THE AFRICAN CHURCH EVENT IN LAGOS
’SEGUN AND TITI DEMONSTRATING HOW TO REACH AGREEMENT GOD’S WAY
WORKSHOP SECTION OF THE TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN IGBETI, OYO STATE
MARRIAGE SEMINAR AT A CHURCH EVENT IN OSOGBO
This is a 10-minute video and seven-point teaching on Nehemiah and Workshop for pastors and community leaders to learn how to transform their communities through prayers and by calling others up, to serve with their gifts and talents, to meet the needs of their community.
Promisedland Marriage Seminar is a 13-topic teaching for married couples and single adults, based on Married for Life studies by 2=1 International. Families are foundational to a community. Godly marriages support Godly families that make up Godly communities, that in turn make a Godly nation.
Topics covered are: Commitment, Prayer and Fasting, Identifying Sources of Spiritual Oppression, Building Up the Church, and Building Up the Community. Transformation seminars end with a workshop and discussion session, to develop strategies for the rebuilding of each community and how to implement them.
Some of the topics covered are Covenant, One Flesh, Roles, Sowing and Reaping, Forgiveness, Faith Vision and Trust, Praying Together, Agreement, Flowing Together in the Spirit, Intimacy, Spiritual Warfare, Life patterns, One-Flesh Ministry. By teaching leaders how to live out their faith in God in their homes, rather than succumb to traditional standards of marriage that do not line up with the word of God, they can then teach others how to build their marriages God’s way, to build a stronger community.
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LEADERSHIP SEMINAR IN PROGRESS
YOUTH SEMINAR IN EKITI
WORKSHOP SECTION AT AN EVENT
A YOUTH SEMINAR IN
Promisedland Leadership Seminars is a 10-point teaching to help train pastors, workers and leaders, based on The Character of a Leader by John Maxwell. It discusses how to identify and develop individuals into Godly leaders, and release them into society to be effective in their calling.
This is a seminar and workshop based on the book Discovering Your Motivational Gifts by Don & Katie Fortune, for youth in high school, college or university, to teach them how to discover their motivational gifts and establish a Godly direction in their lives, so that they would become Godly leaders in the future. Some of the topics include a study of the gifts found in The Book of Romansâ€”administration, exhortation, compassion, giving, perception, serving, and teaching.
Leaders exert much influence over the future of a nation. Therefore, it is essential to establish Godly leadership, not only within families, but in institutions, churches, communities, and the nation as a whole. The Leadership seminars challenge leaders to develop Godly character, as found in the word of God.
Seminars end with a workshop and discussion session, where strategies are developed on how to use their gifts constructively at home, school, and within the community throughout the seasons of their lives.
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Promisedland Seminars PRAYING FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION DURING AN EVENT IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
SEEKING ANSWERS FROM THE WORD IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
PASTORS AND LEADERS PRAYING FOR TRANSFORMATION IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
DISCUSSION AND WORKSHOP IN ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
All lasting transformations start from a place of prayer. Promisedland prayer seminars for pastors and leaders on how to build a church community that prays.
Promisedland financial seminars for pastors and leaders on how to transform their finances by rebuilding it on the word of God and teaching others to recognise and live by God’s financial principles to turn their personal finances and the economy of their communities around.
The prayer seminar is based on teachings from Battle Ready: building a church community that prays by Titi Olude, and the topics include Getting Started, What is Prayer, Pray Like Jesus, God-Centred Prayer, Getting Ready for Battle, Prayer Mission of Your Church, Building a Prayer Ministry, and Prayer Strategies for the Church and Community. Participants will be taught how to identify specific prayer targets in their community, and how to raise prayer groups to pray for God’s intervention in the transformation of their community. By including the community concerns in their prayers, all would benefit when the community is transformed.
The teaching is based on ten Biblical principles for finances found in the study of Biblical Financial Principles by Crown Financial Ministries. Some of the topics covered are, God’s part and our part, Debt, Counsel, Honesty, Giving, Work, Investing, Perspective, Eternity. Individuals learn how to keep proper account and manage their time and resources in a manner worthy of a Christian life, and experience the abundant life that God has promised. During the workshop session, leaders develop their own personal budget and deliberate on how to help rebuild the economy in their community on biblical foundation.
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DESIGN SEMINAR 1, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE, IMO STATE
A VISION-CASTING PRESENTATION TO NIGERIANS IN LONDON, ENGLAND
‘SEGUN OLUDE MAKING A VISUAL PRESENTATION AT DESIGNOGA IN LAGOS
A VISION-CASTING PRESENTATION TO NIGERIANS IN TORONTO, CANADA
Promisedland professional seminars are knowledge exchange and skills transfer seminar series designed to raise mentors for the exchange of ideas among professionals, teachers students, and entrepreneurs, to make a difference in the lives of their counterparts and aspiring youth.
This seminar is 30 minute slide show presentation, discussion, and workshop for members of Nigerian community abroad, to show the impact of Promisedland seminars and projects in Nigeria, and encourage them use their time and finances to be the difference a community needs, with simple plans they can support. We also use the opportunity to invite those interested to join us on our annual mission trips, or support one of our projects—see pages 8 + 9.
Up to date, ‘Segun has made visual presentation to professionals and student artist in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Enugu, and Imo States at various design seminars, covering topics like history of visual communications, design principles, design thinking, and rethinking art education in Nigeria. This is an example of how professionals could connect with relevant higher institutions and professional associations to run seminars and workshops, for knowledge exchange.
We believe that those living abroad can provide insight into new ways of dealing with the challenges in our communities, and this is the time to go back and contribute, participate, mentor, teach, encourage and cooperate to rebuild rural communities, especially in their home states.
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Promisedland has identified four types of projects that make lasting impact on communities; they are examples of putting our faith in action. The execution of the projects are supervised by members of the Board of Promisedland Charitable Foundation, to ensure that the projects are properly completed.
THIS IS HOW ONE COMMUNITY IN EKITI USED TO GET WATER, FROM A STREAM
BOOK DISTRIBUTION AT A YOUTH EVENT IN OSOGBO, OSUN STATE
THIS IS HOW THE COMMUNITY NOW GET WATER, FROM THEIR NEW WELL
SEMINAR + BIBLE DISTRIBUTION IN THE TOWN OF IMASAYI, OGUN STATE
Clean Water Project
Training Materials + Church Supplies
Providing a well for a community is a way to provide safe drinking water that makes a positive impact on the health and well-being of the whole community.
Providing church supplies for the local church helps them to meet the demands of their congregation and remain a source of encouragement to their community.
Promisedland provides clean water accessible to the whole community by digging new wells, a convenient source of clean water, so that women and children would not have to walk for miles to fetch water from dirty streams.
Promisedland distributes Bibles in English and local languages, training materials, worksheets, writing materials, and copies of this magazine at seminars.
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BEFORE PHOTO OF A SCHOOL PROJECT IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
BEFORE PHOTO OF A CLINIC PROJECT IN LAGOS STATE
SCHOOL CHILDREN IN AN OYO SCHOOL WITH THEIR NEW DESKS AND SEATS
A NEW MOTHER BLESSED WITH BABY SUPPLIES IN OGUN STATE
Providing supplies for the schools in rural communities helps to improve the learning environment for the students and impacts the future of the whole community.
Medical supplies save lives and make a huge impact on the health and well-being of the entire community. Many residents are not able to get adequate care from their community clinics, as some clinics are in a state of disrepair.
There is general lack in rural community schools. Promisedland provides schools with essentials like exercise books, desks, chairs and tables for teachers. We also supply swing sets for the playground, and school uniforms for kids who have none.
We provide much needed beds, mattresses, and pillows, chairs, tables, drip-stands, toiletries and medications, including basic essentials for newborns and mothers.
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In the footsteps of Nehemiah
Nehemiah saw that the walls of Jerusalem are broken down. His sadness caused the king to take note and give him permision and resources to go and fix the problem. Nehemiah then went to the families and asked them for their participation. That is the mission that we are on, calling families to join in rebuilding broken communities in Nigeria.
JUNE 2015, PROMISEDLAND CHARITABLE FOUNDATION , BOARD MEETING IN NIGERIA
MARRIAGE AND TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
GROUP PHOTO, TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR, YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE
WORKSHOP SECTION OF THE 2015 TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
‘SEGUN + TITILOLA OLUDE
’Segun + Titilola Olude For us, following in the footsteps of Nehemiah has meant turning to God in the place of prayer, concerning the problems of our nation, and putting our faith into action by travelling to Nigeria each year, to mobilise those who will join us to identify, pray, and rebuild the broken sections of the wall in our communities. As we celebrate our 10th year missions to Nigeria, we are pleased to announce that Promisedland Ministries is now a registered charity in Canada, and Promisedland Charitable Foundation is also a registered charity in Nigeria. Both organizations are now working hand-in-hand to ensure proper supervision and accountability. We look forward to further expansion of the work to the rest of the nation as visionary leaders—men, women, and the youth—join us to spread the word of transformation throughout Nigeria. “The God of heaven will give us good success, we are His children, we will start the re-building” — Nehemiah 2:20
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CHURCH + COMMUNITY LEADERS AT A TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN LAGOS
EVANGELIST AYO WITH WOMEN AT A SEMINAR IN DELTA STATE
BEDDINGS AND SUPPLIES DONATED TO A COMMUNITY CLINIC IN KOGI STATE
EVANGELIST AJILEYE DISTRIBUTING EXERCISE BOOKS TO STUDENTS IN A KOGI COMMUNITY
EVANGELIST AYO + MABEL AJILEYE
Evangelist Ayo + Mabel Ajileye After attending a Transformation Seminar in Lagos, Evangelist Ayo Ajileye experienced transformation in his life. He and his wife, Mabel, became an agent of change in his adopted community in Ikorodu, Lagos. Evangelist Ayo joined us on the journey to take the transformation message all over Nigeria. He is running seminars and facilitating community projects in Lagos, Kogi, Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa states, working with pastors in each state. He and his wife have also resurrected the vision that God gave them for marriages and so minister to marriages in the local churches, through Three-Fold Ministries. They have experienced transformation since they started regular prayer meetings for their communityâ€”roads that were very bad have been graded; the local government has added six new classrooms to ease over-population at the school; the abandoned community clinic has now been replaced by a new private hospital, bringing healthcare close to the people. He is currently a trustee of PCF.
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In the footsteps of Nehemiah TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR ORGANISED BY PASTOR DENDE
PARTICIPANTS GIVING TESTIMONIES AT A TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR
PASTOR DENDE FACILITATED GETTING A COMPUTER INTO THIS SCHOOL IN OGUN STATE
TAKING PART IN DEFINING THE FUTURE FOR THESE LITTLE CHILDREN IN IBADAN
PASTOR ZECHARIAH + ROSALYN DENDE
Pastor Zechariah + Rosalyn Dende Pastor Zechariah Dende and his wife, Roslyn, have been partnering with Promisedland since 2008, after attending a Transformation Seminar. They have both joined in the effort to take this message all over Nigeria, running seminars and facilitating community projects in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Adamawa, and Bauchi States. They have also translated Promisedland teaching materials into Yoruba and Hausa languages, for the benefit of those who cannot read English. Their home community of Opeji continues to experience transformationâ€” a police station got built; the abandoned secondary school is in process of being rebuilt; the whole community rallied around better sanitation; and, parents and teachers working together to improve their schools. The journey has not been without its challenges, and Pastor Dende testifies that God has continued to sustain him and his family. Zechariah and Rosalyn have seen tremendous growth in their own ministry. Their home church, Christ Apostolic Church, Opeji, was elevated to the position of Area Headquarters and now oversee several churches.
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TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR WITH PASTORS IN OYO AND ENVIRONS
TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN ONDO STATE
PASTOR TIMOTHY + ABIGAIL OLORUNBUNMI
PASTOR TIMOTHY + ABIGAIL OLORUNBUNMI
PASTOR TIMOTHY + PROPHETESS ABIGAIL OLORUNBUNMI
Pastor Timothy + Abigail Olorunbunmi Pastor Timothy Olorunbunmi and his wife, Prophetess Abigail both accepted the message of transformation and immediately volunteered to take the message to other communities in Nigeria. Pastor Olorunbunmi has run seminars and supervised projects in Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Benue, and Niger states. He and his wife went on to start prayer meetings for their community, and he has been running youth events in different communities. He continues to share the message of transformation with other pastors and leaders in the community. Today there have been visible changes in his community in Ilorin since the community prayers began. A private benefactor stepped up and graded the roads in their community, thereby easing transportation problems in the area, which led to an increase in attendance at the primary school. His home church, Jesus Victorious Soldier International continues to grow.
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Nigeria is our Promisedland
Even though it is easier to look away and do nothing, it’s better to take ownership and do something meaningful to create change in Nigeria. The individuals shown here are using their God-given gifts, talents and resources to change lives by teaching, giving, and sharing their knowledge and expertise to create hope in Nigeria, and you can too.
A WOMEN’S EVENT IN ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE
CONDUCTING A MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE
EVANGELIST RACHEL ALAO, OM (CANADA), SPEAKING TO A WOMEN’S GROUP
MRS YINKA TAIWO AND WITH AN INTERPRETER AT A YOUTH SEMINAR IN OGUN STATE
Evangelist Rachel Alao, O.M.
Evangelist Rachel Alao has extensive experience helping newcomers and immigrant families resettle in her home province of Manitoba, Canada. Rachel, as she is fondly called by the people she serves, has poured her time, passion and energy in seeing thousands of newcomers resettle and become successful in their new country, regardless of their race or religion. She continue to encourage women by arranging for volunteers to teach them domestic and vocational skills, through her organisation, Helping Hands Resource Centre for Immigrants.
Yinka Taiwo, a native of Nigeria, is a wife, mother, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist residing in the United State of America. She and her husband organise community prayer events and international missions focused on bringing change to Africa, through their organisation, Africa Needs U [ANU]. She also runs a youth camp in her home during the summer months.
Evangelist Alao now takes every opportunity she has when visiting Nigeria, to teach women various life skills. She also encourages them to believe in the abilities God has placed in them as mothers, sisters, and wives, and use their position to impact their community.
Mrs Taiwo partnered with Promisedland during their 2015 mission and facilitated a Youth Seminar to help the youths recognise the seasons of their life, discover their God-given talents, and have a clearer path to their future. She also spoke to children in a primary school, and inspected some of the projects in progress in the community.
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DESIGN SEMINAR AND ART EXHIBITION, OMU-IJEBU, OGUN STATE
CROSS SECTION OF PARTICIPANTS AT DESIGNOGA IN IKEJA, LAGOS
ISAAC + KUBURAT OLADIMEJI, ORGANISERS OF ART EDUCATION FORUMS + EXHIBITIONS
SANYA + TEMITOPE OLUWADARE, CONVENERS OF DESIGNOGA 2015
Oluwagbemiga Isaac Oladimeji
Isaac Oladimeji first attended a Design Seminar in Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State, and was immediately inspired to “do something.” Not long after, he helped organise an art seminar and exhibition on behalf of Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, the institution where he teaches art courses.
Sanya is the CEO of Halerny Design – a brand and design company. He was inspired to create a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas, to help raise the standard of professionalism and create connections for future collaborations among design professionals of every field— architecture, fashion design, graphic design, photography, web design, and other design-related businesses.
In June 2015, working with his beautiful wife, Kuburat, Oladimeji organised a seminar and art exhibition with the theme of Rethinking Art Education, in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, with notable artists, art educators, and administrators among the panel members. The art exhibition section of the event featured a selection of professional artists’ works from around Nigeria, including works by some college students. As the CEO of Divine Connect Art Gallery, Ijebu-Ode, Oladimeji’s vision is to make art accessible to the public and create opportunities for artists at all levels by connecting artistic talents with fortune through discovery, influencing design curriculum, and helping to improve teaching art and design in schools, a journey which he has already begun.
Sanya was able to pull together various volunteers and notable presenters together for the first DesignOga [translated: MasterDesigner], with the theme, #changebydesign, to discuss the state of design in Nigeria and make projections for the future. He also established avenues for ongoing communication among designers through various social media channels, to help participants continue to network and dicuss about design related issues. Some of the exchanges have led to business collaborations and friendships among designers.
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GROUP PHOTO AFTER TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN OWERRI, IMO STATE
People like you and I that are making a difference Everywhere we go, it is people who make things happen. Many are called, but of those who respond, there are many blessings that await them for their obedience. This gallery shows some of the people we have met, who have participated in seminars, or have helped to organise a community project in their area. You are invited to join them, and we would love to see you on this page next time!
TRANSFORMATION, MARRIAGE, AND LEADERSHIP SEMINARS, EKITI, EKITI STATE
TRANSFORMATION AND MARRIAGE SEMINAR, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS WITH PASTOR OLORUNBUNMI IN OYO
TRANSFORMATION + MARRIAGE SEMINAR IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
PASTORS AND LEADERS AT THE LEADERSHIP AND MARRIAGE SEMINAR, OYO, OYO STATE
LEADERSHIP + MARRIAGE SEMINAR, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE
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community TRANSFORMATION AND MARRIAGE SEMINARS IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
PCF TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR WITH PASTOR DENDE IN EKITI STATE
TRANSFORMATION + MARRIAGE SEMINARS IN PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
PCF TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR WITH PASTOR DENDE IN OSUN STATE
TRANSFORMATION + MARRIAGE SEMINAR, ABA, ABIA STATE
INTERCESSORS AND PRAYER WARRIORS WITH EVANGELIST AYO IN IKORODU, LAGOS
TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS IN DELTA STATE
PASTOR JUDE, EVANGELIST AYO, AND OTHER PASTORS AT TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN EDO STATE
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COMMUNITY LEADERS AT A MARRIAGE SEMINAR IN OPEJI
SCHOOL PROJECT INSPECTION IN OBA-ERIN, OGUN STATE
DESIGN SEMINAR AT THE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT + TECHNOLOGY (IMT), ENUGU
DESIGN SEMINAR, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE-EKITI
WITH ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE, OWERRI
WITH FINE + APPLIED ARTS STUDENTS, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE, OWERRI
ART + DESIGN EDUCATORS AT OLABISI ONABAJO UNIVERSITY, DESIGN SEMINAR IN OGUN STATE
DESIGN + ART SEMINAR AT TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OGUN STATE
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community DESIGN SEMINAR AT KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, KWARA STATE
PROJECT INSPECTION WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS, OPEJI, OGUN STATE
OLORUNBUNMI WITH THE WORSHIP TEAM AT A TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN OYO
PARTICIPANTS WATCHING A TRANSFORMATION VIDEO DURING A SEMINAR
TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR IN DELTA STATE
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Promisedland Charitable Foundation is a registered charity organisation in Nigeria Promisedland Ministries is a registered charity in Canada.
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quick facts about nigeria
ABIA STATE Capital: Umuahia Population: 2,833,999 Local Governments: 17 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: palm produce,
coco-yam, cassava, rice, plantain, banana, maize and cocoyam, banana and various types of fruits. Minerals: Crude oil Industries: Mechanised poultry farm, fish farming, large forest area (raw pulp), paper industry, fishing.
groundnut and guinea corn. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: steel, water, ceramics, food and beverages, cattle and livestock.
ADAMAWA STATE Capital: Yola Population: 3,737,223 Local Governments: 31 Ethnic Groups: 4 Cash Crops: Cotton and
BAUCHI STATE Capital: Bauchi Population: 4,653,066 Local Governments: 21 Ethnic Groups: 55 Cash Crops: maize, rice, millet,
BAYELSA STATE Capital: Yenagoa Population: 1,998,349 Local Governments: 8 Ethnic Groups: 4 Cash crop: Fishing, farming,
groundnuts, maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice. Minerals: Not listed. Industries: fishing cattle rearing.
palm oil milling, lumbering, palm wine tapping, local gin making, trading, carving and weaving. Minerals: clay, sand and gravel, oil and gas. Industries: oil production, electricity generation.
AKWA IBOM STATE Capital: Uyo Population: 4,805,451 Local Governments: 21 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: rice and year-
round fishing. Minerals: crude oil. Industries: Mechanised agriculture, Ibom rice, tourism.
beans, cassava, potatoes, maize, soya beans, sorghum, millet and coco-yam. Minerals: limestone, gypsum, anhydride, kaolin, natural gas, salt, petroleum oil, lead and zinc, barytes, clay, coal, calcite, germstones and magnetite. Industries: Taraku Mills Limited, Benue Brewery Limited, Benue Burnt Bricks, Benco Roof Tiles and Ago Millers Limited.
ANAMBRA STATE Capital: Awka Population: 4,055,048 Local Governments: 21 Ethnic Groups: 2 Cash crop: Not Listed Minerals: natural gas,
BENUE STATE Capital: Makurdi Population: 5,181,642 Local Governments: 23 Ethnic Groups: 5 Cash Crops: yams, rice,
BORNO STATE Capital: Maiduguri Population: 4,588,668 Local Governments: 27 Ethnic Groups: 3
Cash crop: castor plants (vegetable oil), sun flower, and soya beans. Minerals: Not Listed Industries: Not Listed
CROSS RIVER STATE Capital: Calabar Population: 3,104,446 Local Governments: 18 Ethnic Groups: 23 Cash Crops: cassava, yams,
rice, plantain, banana, cocoyam, maize, cocoa, rubber, groundnut, and palm produce. Minerals: limestone, titanium, tin ore, ceramic raw materials and hardstone and oil. Industries: fishing, fish farming, including processing, storage, and marketing; cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and poultry.
DELTA STATE Capital: Asaba Population: 6,710,214 Local Governments: 25 Ethnic Groups: 5
Cash crop: cassava, cocoyams, yam and potatoes; year-round fishing products including fresh fish, crabs, shrimps and dried fish. Minerals: 35% of Nigeriaâ€™s crude oil and some considerable amount of natural gas. Industries: crude oil, glass manufacturing at Ughelli, the African Timber and Plywood factory in Sapele, and the Asaba Textile Mills, Delta Boatyard, and the Delta Steel Company.
crude oil, bauxite, ceramics.
Industries: fish farming, animal husbandry, automobile.
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EBONYI STATE Capital: Abakaliki Population: 1,739,136 Local Governments: 13 Ethnic Groups: 9 Cash Crops: yam, cassava,
plantain, banana, maize, coco-yam,palm produce, cocoa, rubber, rice, yams, potatoes, maize, beans. Minerals: salt Industries: plastic and cement block manufacturing, and food processing.
EDO STATE Capital: Benin Population: 3,497,502 Local Governments: 18 Ethnic Groups: 5 Cash Crops: rubber, cocoa,
palm produce, yams, cassava, rice, plantain, guinea-corn, fruits and vegetables. Minerals: crude oil, natural gas, marble, chalk, clay, and limestone. Industries: cement, breweries, pharmaceutical companies, livestock feed, and flour mills.
EKITI STATE Capital: Ado Ekiti Population: 2,737,186 Local Governments: 16 Ethnic Group: 1 Cash Crops: rice, kolanut,
oil palm and cocoa, cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, cowpea, plantain and fruits like cashew, mango, orange, wood and forest products. Minerals: clay, kaolin, columbite, cassiterite, foundry-sand, bauxite, clarcomite and charcoalnite granite. Industries: wood products manufacturing and wood industry
ENUGU STATE Capital: Enugu Population: 5,590,513 Local Governments: 17 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: yam tubers, palm
produce and rice. Minerals: coal,limestone, iron ore, crude oil, natural gas, and bauxite. Industries: salt, cashew, vegetable oil production, aluminium production, building materials, motor vehicle parts, steels, flour milling, breweries, paints production, livestock feed-mills, construction, and furniture production.
GOMBE STATE Capital: Gombe Population: 2,353,000 Local Governments: 11 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: yam cassava, maize,
tomato, groundnut, cottons. Minerals: uranium, gypsum, and limestone. Industries: agro-based industries; the tomato company, cotton ginery, groundnut oil mills, cement industry, furniture manufacturing.
IMO STATE Capital: Owerri Population: 3,934,899 Local Governments: 27 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: palm produce, cocoa,
rubber, yam, cassava, coco-yam and maize; large forest trees like iroko, mahogany, obeche, gamelina, bamboo, rubber palm, oil palm. Minerals: crude oil, lead, zinc, white clay, fine sand, limestone and natural gas in commercial quantities.
Industries: pharmaceuticals, card packaging, resin paint production, aluminium manufacturing, automobile spare parts production; steel, sponge, baking, polythene, and paper industries.
JIGAWA STATE Capital: Dutse Population: 2,829,929 Local Governments: 27 Ethnic Groups: 3 Cash Crops: Not Listed. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: farming, livestock,
blacksmithing, leather-works, tailoring, auto repairs, metal works, carpentry, tanning, dyeing, food processing, masonry.
KADUNA STATE Capital: Kaduna Population: 6,066,562 Local Governments: 23 Ethnic Groups: 12 Cash Crops: yam, cotton,
groundnut, tobacco, maize, beans, guinea corn, millet, ginger, rice and cassava. Minerals: clay, serpentine, asbestos, amethyst, kyannite, gold, graphite, siltimanite Industries: carpets, textiles, reinforced concrete materials, bicycles assembly, toiletries, cigarettes, dairy products, soft drinks, flour, groundnut oil; leather, defense industries, petroleum refinery, animal rearing and poultry farming, including cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.
KANO STATE Capital: Kano Population: 9,383,682 Local Governments: 44 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash crops: groundnut.
Industries: livestocks Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: Not Listed.
KATSINA STATE Capital: Katsina Population: 6,483,429 Local Governments: 34 Ethnic Groups: 2 Cash Crops: cotton, groundnut,
millet, guinea corn, maize, rice, wheat, vegetables and livestock. Minerals: kaolin and asbestos. Industries: Not Listed.
KEBBI STATE Capital: Birnin Kebbi Population:3,630,931 Local Governments: 21 Ethnic Groups: 5 Cash Crops: millet, guinea-corn,
maize, cassava, potato, rice, beans, onions and vegetables, wheat, soya beans, ginger, sugarcane, groundnut, and tobacco. Also fruits such as mango, cashew, guava and pawpaw. Mineral: limestone, salt, clay, and gypsum. Industries: dairy product, fish farming, cattle rearing.
KOGI STATE Capital: Lokoja Population:3,595,789 Local Governments: 21 Ethnic Groups: 11 Cash Crops: yam, cassava, soya bean, cocoyam, maize, millet, rice, guinea corn, palm produce, cowpea, cocoa, coffee and cashew.
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Minerals: iron ore, mica, marble, limestone, coal, crude oil, gold, iron-ore,kaolin, casserite, columbite, tantalite, feldspar, and dolomite. Industries: iron and steel, marble, sawmills, ceramics, oil palm, and iron-ore.
KWARA STATE Capital: Ilorin Population: 2,591,555 Local Governments: 16 Ethnic Groups: 4 Cash Crops: cotton, cocoa,
coffee, kolanut, tobacco, beniseed and palm produce. Minerals: limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz, granite rocks, dolomite, gold, tantalite. Industries: match production, breweries, soap and detergent, pharmaceuticals, textile, furniture, paper, foam, biscuits, sugar, agricultural products manufacturing, flour mills, animal feed mills, and motorcycle assembly plant, and plastic manufacturing.
LAGOS STATE Capital: Ikeja Population: 9,013,534 Local Governments: 20 Ethnic Groups: 5
Cash crop: maize, cassava, vegetable, rice, yam, coco-yam, cowpea, soya beans, pine apple, coconut, oil palm, kolanut, cocoa, plantain, banana, cashew, citrus fruits and rubber Minerals: clay, silica, glass, bitumen, off-shore oil. Industries: over 2,000 industries including food processing, soap, leather-works, textile, ceramics, raffia, goldsmithing, cement, and roofing products manufacturing; Tin Can Island and Apapa seaports; poultry, pig, goat, sheep cattle, rabbit, fish, and shrimp farming.
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NASSARAWA STATE Capital: Lafia Population: 2,040,097 Local Governments: 13 Ethnic Groups: Not Listed. Cash Crops: cassava, yam,
rice, maize, guinea corn, beans, soya beans, beniseed, asha, and millet. Minerals: columbite, coal, and aquamarine. Industries: mining, energy, and steel; jewelry manufacturing.
and palm produce, and fishing. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: wood industries, oil palm mill, cocoa processing factory, glass, metal Industry.
NIGER STATE Capital: Minna Population: 3,950,249 Local Governments: 25 Ethnic Groups: Not Listed. Cash Crops: sorghum, maize,
rice, millet, cowpea, yam, cassava, sweet potatoes, groundnut, cotton, soyabeans, sugarcane, melon, and vegetables. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: hydro-electric power stations, tourism.
ONDO STATE Capital: Akure Population: 3,440,000 Local Governments: 18 Ethnic Groups: 9 Cash Crops: yams, cassava
Minerals: tin. Industries: tin mining, livestock farmingâ€”cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits; tourism.
RIVERS STATE Capital: Port Harcourt Population: 6,689,087 Local Governments: 23 Ethnic Groups: 3 Cash Crops: Not Listed. Minerals: crude oil. Industries: petroleum
OSUN STATE Capital: Oshogbo Population: 4,137,627 Local Governments: 30 Ethnic Groups: 5 Cash Crops: Yam, maize,
industriesâ€“AGIP, Texaco, Elf, NPRC; tyre manufacturing, plastic manufacturing; glass, aluminium, risonpalm industries; breweries; sea ports and ocean terminals.
cassava, beans, coco-yam, tobacco and palm produce. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: tourism
OYO STATE Capital: Ibadan Population: 6,617,720 Local Governments: 33 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: maize, yam,
OGUN STATE Capital: Abeokuta Population: 4,054,272 Local Governments: 20 Ethnic Groups: 1 Cash Crops: rice, maize,
cassava, millet, rice, plantains, cocoa, palm produce, cashew. Minerals: clay, kaolin, aquamarine. Industries: cattle ranching, dairy farming.
cassava, yam and banana, cocoa, kolanut, rubber, palm oil and palm kernels; also large scale timber, and rubber production. Minerals: limestone, chalk, phosphate, construction quality stone and gravel. Industries: cement factories and allied industries.
PLATEAU STATE Capital: Jos Population: 3,178,712 Local Governments: 17 Ethnic Groups: 36 Cash Crops: maize, cotton,
groundnuts, beans and millet, guinea corn, acha, cassava, rice, coco-yam, cotton, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, wheat, rice, sorghum, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, green beans, cucumbers, peas, green peppers.
SOKOTO STATE Capital city: Sokoto Population: 4,392,391 Local Governments: 23 Ethnic Groups: 2 Cash Crops: millet ,rice,
corn and various cereals; cotton, beans, tomatoes and vegetables grown in the region. Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: Not Listed.
TARABA STATE Capital: Jalingo Population: 2,688,944 Local Governments: 16 Ethnic Groups: 11 Cash Crops: coffee, tea,
groundnut, cotton, maize, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, and yam Minerals: Not Listed. Industries: cattle, sheep, goats; rabbit breeding and pig farming; dairy farms, fishing, pottery, cloth-weaving, dyeing, mat-making, carving, embroidery and blacksmithing; tourism.
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YOBE STATE Capita: Damaturu
Population: 2,532,395 Local Governments: 17 Ethnic Groups: 8 Cash Crops: gum Arabic,
groundnuts, beans, cotton. Minerals: gypsum, kaolin, and quartz. Industries: Cattle raising and marketing, fishing.
ZAMFARA STATE Capital: Gusau Population: 3,602,356 Local Governments: 14 Ethnic Groups: 13 Cash Crops: millet, guinea corn,
maize, rice, groundnut, cotton, tobacco, beans. Minerals: Not Listed Industries: bakery industry, Gusau Oil Mill, textile, sweets factory, cotton gingery and weaving. ***************************
ABUJA FCT Capital: Abuja Population: 778,567
Ethnic Groups: 8 Cash Crops: yams, cassava, maize, plantains, sorghum, guinea corn and rice. Minerals: marble, tin, mica, clay, wolfromite, tantalite and talc. Industries: tourism.
prayer targets for the transformation of Nigeria
things you can do to transform Nigeria
1. set up a prayer group
Let us confess all doubt and unbelief about what God can do concerning the situation in our nation. Let us turn to Him for help, knowing that He will do “above and beyond what we can ask or think.”
Prayer is the key that opens doors to the change that we desire to see in our communities. Set up a time to pray and target the things that need to change. Invite others to join you.
2. pray for the church
You have gifts, talents and skills that you use to earn a living — use them to mentor the youth. Be an encouragement to the next generation.
Let us pray for the church and the leaders that they will be relentless in teaching and training people to know, understand, and do the Word of God in all areas of their lives.
3. pray for faith to act Let us pray for the church to support their faith with action and always reach out to those in need with acts of kindness.
4. pray for discernment Let us pray that the church will develop discernment to identify and fight the enemy who holds people bound in ungodliness.
5. pray for increase Let us pray also for the land to bring forth its increase in crops and minerals, that the people might live in abundance.
6. pray for the leaders and government
2. become a mentor
3. provide health information The rural communities could use your help. Many new mothers need information about inexpensive nutrition, and how to maintain good health for themselves and their children. Use your nursing gift to teach them.
4. clothe the poor We all have clothes that we no longer use because they don’t fit anymore or are out of style, yet there are those who have none. Collect old clothes from your friends and family and re-distribute them to those who are in need.
5. support school sports
Let us pray that government officials and leaders will know the Lord, and be filled with wisdom to manage the resources of the nation, and diligently serve the people.
Sports are excellent stimulants for the minds of youth. It is also a means for healthy competition that can bring communities together. Soccer is our national sport, help organize matches and bring renewed vitality to your community.
7. pray for the economy
6. clean up the market place
Let us pray that new markets would be found for export of goods and services world-wide. Pray that the land will bring forth its increase in crops and minerals, to meet the needs of the people.
Garbage dumped in gutters are a health hazard. Choose to work in cleaner environments, arrange a weekly clean up in your area. Set a better example for the next generation.
7. provide drinking water
8. pray for the people
Many communities are still drinking from the stream, which causes a lot of water borne diseases. Help to dig a well and provide clean water for others to drink.
Let us pray for opportunities for ordinary people to be able to use their gifts and abilities to earn a living and be able to contribute to society.
9. pray for god-given innovations and ideas Let us pray for the establishment of programs that will help the poor, orphans, widows, and the elderly who cannot take care of themselves. Pray for improvements in public services like health, education, water, electricity and transportation.
10. thanksgiving prayer Let us continually give thanks to God for the plans and purposes He has for his people—as individuals, as communities, and as a nation.
8. provide clinic supplies There are many villages still without medical supplies in their clinics and families have to travel for miles to get care. Donate supplies to the clinic in your community or a village.
9. provide school supplies Many schools remain without the supplies necessary to properly educate our children. Donate desks, text books, exercise books, writing tools, and even swings for playtime.
10. provide orphanage supplies Without their parents, children in orphanages already start out their lives at a disadvantage. Donate food, clothing and necessities for their care and upkeep. You will be blessed.
Get inspired, get working!
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If our weapon of warfare is prayer, are you battle ready? Battle Ready – building a church community that prays is a compelling read about how to develop a vibrant praying church community, after growing one’s personal prayer life. Titi Olude shares some examples from her personal prayer life and her commitment to God, which developed into encouraging others and organizing prayer sessions, classes, and workshops. It is an instructive call to prayers for those who are undergoing spiritual defeat, spiritual unrest, or life-altering setbacks, to connect to their Heavenly Father for resolution and restoration. The book covers spiritually motivating topics such as: • Developing a God-centred prayer life • Talking and listening in prayer • Transitioning from personal prayer to corporate prayer • Discovering the prayer mission of your church community • Helping others develop their prayer life • Praying your church to its full potential The examples, thought-provoking questions, and empowering tone of Battle Ready will encourage you to refer to this book again and again, as you find yourself empathizing with Olude’s personal testimony, and becoming more aware of creating opportunities for organized prayers in your church community. This is a must-read for prayer leaders.
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For those planning to start a prayer ministry or prayer group, this book is required reading that will help you establish your ministry using tried and tested plans that would help you succeed.
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Promisedland Canada is a faith-based non-profit organisation focused on leadership training and rural development activities in Nigeria.
Published on May 21, 2016
Promisedland Canada is a faith-based non-profit organisation focused on leadership training and rural development activities in Nigeria.