We give thanks and praise to our God for the successful outreach of rice and money distribution to pastors on 13/08/21. CLTM/ACM distributed rice and funds worth more than half a million Naira to 55 pastors. Glory be to God.
This project was sponsored by the Friend Christian Assembly in Friend, NE. They sent us $1,000 and someone added $100. This was exchanged at N495 plus the N5,500 CBN bonus of N5 to any $1 withdrawal. This totalled N550,000.
Each pastor got a 25kg bag of rice worth N5,900, and each also received N3,000 (except 2 of them who received a higher amount because of their unique situation). We pray that these would be a blessing to the men of God and their families in these difficult times.
A big thanks to the committee and some of our leaders and members who sacrificed their time, wisdom, energy, and resources to see that this outreach was a success. Our ministry bus broke down on the way to Gombe on Thursday but they were able to fix it.
The food distribution ministry of CLTM (ACM) in Nigeria provides food for widows and orphans during the critical months of July and August when there is food scarcity in Nigeria. Most families would have expended whatever they stored from the December harvest from the previous year, and the new crops (primarily corn) have not ripened yet. During this time, most widows would borrow grain from hoarders and local businessmen who demand four or five times the amount in repayment during the harvest season. This practice keeps the cycle of poverty among the poor, especially, widows. CLTM/ACM has a goal to not just buy grains in season to store and distribute, but also to help widows by giving them loans in December in the form of purchasing their grains, store them, and sell them in July and return the profits to the widows. That will help them not just have food in July/August but will also help them buy fertilizer for their farms.
If you would like to partner with ACM in this venture by buying grains for storage, please let us know by email or phone call (see contact below) and we promise to provide accurate account of the use of any funds we receive. Here is a report from one such event.
CLTM Annual Distribution of grains to widows and orphans in Billiri. Eight (8) bags of maize (corn) and 3 bags of rice were given out to over 70 widows and orphans in Billiri. The total cost was $500US received from a donor. We give glory to God. All donations to ACM are tax-exempt. Some pictures from the annual distribution of grains for this year that took place on the 27/07/2021 are shown below.
Below is a powerful testimony from our recent food distribution ministry:
“We’re glad to inform you that one of the leaders of CLTM saw what happened at the grains distribution last Tuesday and was moved to donate N6,000 to the ministry. This is the spirit with which we operate in CLTM. Members serve and also contribute to the ministry instead of expecting from the ministry. This is what differentiates ministry from government, today’s church, or other NGOs. People think about serving others first before thinking of what they will get for themselves (Philippians 2:3-4). May God bless our brother and his family”.
Rev. Andele Tadi Founder and President, Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM, Nigeria) President, Africa Center for Mentorship (ACM, USA)
On Saturday 19th June 2021, CLTM/ACM held a mentor cycle session entitled Education and Ministry. The event was moderated by Rev. Andele Tadi (Founder, CLTM & President, ACM). The main Speaker at the event was Bitrus Cobongs (Founder & VP, ACM). Other speakers include Prof. Nathan Chiroma (Africa Director, ACM); Ms. Helen Bako (Mentor); Mr. Lamela Umaru (Co-Founder, ACM); Facilitator: Rev. (Dr) Friday Kassa (Mentor); Technical Support: Mr. Mela Umaru.
Summary of Contents:
2 Tim 2:1-15 as the guiding principle 1. Being strong in the grace of Christ (resilience= overcoming challenges
2. Ability to teach others requires that you are equipped & prepared
3. Reflect on the three Analogies: a. Military (follow the orders of your commanding officer, Christ) b. Athlete (follow the rules of the game) c. Farmer (work hard to reap a harvest)
4 Remember, the end goal is Christ (vv. 8-13)
Conclusion: Are you doing your best in handling the Word (v. 15)?
What do you need to further your education?
Ms. Bako discussed shared the opportunities available in the US and Canada.
Prof Chiroma discussed opportunities in Africa.
Dr. Kassa discussed opportunities in Nigeria and how to be resilient to overcome them.