Abakaliki is a city that became the capital of Ebonyi state, after its creation along with others in 1996. It originally belonged to the Nkalike ethnic group of Igbo extraction, but now a home for all ethnic groups in and outside Ebonyi State, because of its present status. Before the state creation, many regarded this city as the home of the primitives and cannibals, and this is the reason why much development has not been experienced there until now.
Many of the people practice syncretism and prefer to be adherents of any religion that does not challenge their lifestyles, but rather support or ignore such. Some of the prominent Churches are: Catholic, Presbyterian, Assemblies of God, Anglican and Methodists. And recently Winners Chapel, the Redeemed Christian Church of God etc have gained access into the city.
In 1996, the foundation of Abakaliki Home Mission Field was laid to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and to lead the people to fellowship together in the comfort of God’s Spirit in accordance with the Baptist tradition, in all spirituality and practice. This is with a view to building and nurturing self-sustaining model Church(es) in the state capital and within Ebonyi State by God’s grace.
People Group on Target: Ezza people
- Regular Outreach programmes such as Film, medicals, one to one witnessing, etc, at least twice in a month.
- To make sure regular Discipleship programmes and literacy classes are run in all the Churches.
- Planting of 15 Churches among the target people
- Training of 2 indigenes with a sense of call
- Establishment of a clinic and development of the permanent site for the clinic
- Establishment of 1 Nursery and Primary Schools.
How you can be Involved
- Pray for the missionary/workers/believers/unbelievers on the field
- Visit the Field as the opportunity arises
- support the mission Pastors on the field as recommended by GMB
- support the GMB mission work by adopting the newly planted Churches
- Buy land for newly planted Churches for church buildings and for their missions houses
- We need Mega churches in Abakaliki township urgently. God can use you to donate to this cause.