We met Sister Gloria Tete at Abraka in 2013. Her son in law had an accident in March 2012 resulting in femoral fractures. He was unable to walk or work. She came to Badagry in 2014 seeking help and was told that the operation would cost around £1,000 privately as Liberty does not have operating facilities. She was asked to raise half the sum. In a year, she raised less than £200. The operation was performed for free in 2015. Her son in law can now walk and work.
We met Baby D on day 2. She had a large tumour on her leg. She could not walk and was in constant pain. The mother could not afford to take her to the University of Benin teaching hospital for medical care. As a baby, we could not operate on her as she required specialist paediatric orthopaedic care. After the outreach, we paid for her operation and she is now well. The mother has been attending our Church with the child full of life and joy.
I have titled this last section the interlude rather than the conclusion. Interlude because we have already started planning for 2014. Yes, the town is – Badagry, Lagos State. The preparations have started.
We thank the Lord for giving us the opportunity to serve Him in various capacities in Abraka. The Lord’s help was evident all through the phases of preparation, during the outreach and even after the programme. We still ponder on His faithfulness; It’s almost like a dream.
Hallelujah. It is day 4. Most of the Liberty team who travelled from abroad had packed their bags the night before. The bus arrived at 6.30 am. As usual we were not ready but justifiably this time. Everyone was exhausted, so we had to move the departure time forward. We all needed the extra wink. At 8.00 am, it was time to
Off to the camp site we trudged. Sounds of the melodious music were booming from the speakers with the congregation dancing to the songs in their local dialect. They were excited. The drama presentation was thought provoking but more importantly it prepared the way for the preacher and a great move of the Holy Spirit. After the
Day three on the Liberty camp was a life changing experience both for the served and servants. Gbenga and I jumped off the bus and headed for the General Hospital where the general and eye surgeries were taking place. It was time for the blind to see. Sis Funmi, Dr Toyin, Sis Lola and many more in the medical team were already
Thanks for reading my chronicles. I thought a bit of reflection today on how we got to Abraka, Delta State would be appropriate. “Why Abraka?” was a question I heard over and over again leading up to the mission. To be sincere, the criteria used for choosing the place is unknown to me. Abraka was tagged a high risk area far from
We all woke up with great excitement. The worship session in the morning was excellent. This is the first time we had joined the host team to fellowship in the morning together. We all headed off to the camp site with great expectations.
We jumped off the bus at 8.45am into a work in progress venue. It had rained
Arrival time at the bus depot for our bus trip to Abraka from Lagos was 6am. I woke up at 4.30 am, left home at 5.30am ensuring that I was not late nor delayed the rest of the group. One out of the fourteen missionaries arrived on time!. At 6.30am I asked myself, where are the rest? The phone rang with the answer. Bro Kayode