The MAFEELDA Writing Contest (2nd July 2022)
The Maiden (2022) MAFEELDA Writing Contest for Gombe South Students in Higher Institutions was a huge success. Praise be to God! On Saturday 2nd July, the Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM) presented prizes to the winners. The first position got a laptop and N10,000. The second position received N30,000. The third position was awarded N20,000, and the other seven who are part of the top ten each were given N10,000. The details of the winners of the competition are available here. Below are pictures from the event.
Glory and praise to God for His provision. On August 12, 2022, the Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM) distributed grains to 200 selected widows & orphans in Billiri.
This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. A big thanks to our donors: Paul Meringolo and Andrew Perry for their support.
The testimonies coming from these women are heartbreaking.
The Community Life Transformation Ministry gives out food items to 40 widows and 20 handicapped people in Billiri
On April 27, CLTM donated foodstuff to 60 selected widows, orphans, and handicapped people (bags of rice, vegetable oil, packets of Maggi cubes, & funds).
Sponsored by the “Zumunta Association” Inc., USA.
CLTM distributes Food Items to 29 widows
CLTM distributes food items to 29 widows at its office in Billiri, as a demonstration of the Love of Jesus during Easter. These gifts came from Mrs. Asabe Edward Adamu Lametek. Date: April 14,2022.
CLTM is Awarded N500,000 grand by the Zumunta Association Inc. USA.
On April 2nd, the CLTM Director, Mr. Sabastine Timothy, represented the ministry in Abuja where CLTM alongside other selected NGOs from northern Nigeria was awarded N500,000 each for community development. The event was done under the “Nigerians in Diaspora Commission” (NiDCOM), and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Radio House, Abuja.
Quiz Competition & Education Summit in February 2022.
a) CLTM organized a maiden Quiz Competition and Education Summit for Senior Secondary School year 3 students in all the schools within Billiri LGA.
b) The three categories for the competitions were: Sciences, Arts, & Social Sciences.
c) The Guest Speaker was Dr. Moses Okwori Arome, Faculty of Law, University of Jos.
d) Topic: “Strategic Educational Development for Marginalized Communities in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects.”
e) The top winners of the contest are as follows:
(i) Science category: Job Jonah of Government Day Secondary School, Tal.
(ii) Arts category: Almond Joseph M of Babadidi Science & Technical College, Tanglang.
(iii) Social Science category: Joseph Habila Tugga of All Saints College, Billiri.
f) They were each awarded full-tuition scholarships to study at any Nigerian university of their choice.
g) The ministry also paid the NECO registration fees of N25,000 to all the best three for each category – totaling 5 (4 people were disqualified).
h) All 5 winners also get to have free ICT training to prepare them for university education.
i) A total of about N484, 010 was spent.
Valentine Program for the Youths on 13th-14th February 2022.
a) The purpose of this program was to help correct the misunderstanding about the word “love” among young people.
b) The program featured teachings, panel discussions, drama, and song ministrations.
c) The topic was: “When Love is Fake.”
d) Guest Speaker was Rev. Ishaya H. Maifutuk.
e) Venue: ECWA Goodnews Billiri.
f) A total of about N36, 000 was spent. Sponsored by CLTM/ACM.
Distribution of Christmas Gifts to all Members of CLTM 23rd December 2021
a) As a way to appreciate all the members of the ministry, each of them received gifts of a half bag of rice and about 10 kilograms of beef for Christmas.
b) The leaders were given a full bag of rice each and the meat.
c) These gifts were meant to serve as an incentive to the members for their efforts and sacrifices in the service of God through CLTM.
d) A total of about N386, 000 was spent. Sponsored by CLTM/ACM.
Distribution of Rice and Clothes (Wrappers) to 30 Widows during Christmas Celebration 22/12/2021
a) This was done to help 30 carefully selected widows who are in distress during Christmas.
b) Each widow received a wrapper and a bag of rice.
c) Co-sponsored. A member of the Board of Trustees, Mrs Asabe Edward Adamu Labetek provided the wrappers. CLTM spent about N135, 000 to buy 30 bags of rice.
City of Bethlehem” Christmas Outreach on 12th, 19th, 24th-27th of December 2021
a) This was first of its kind in the entire Northeastern Nigeria (some say in the whole country), in terms of its uniqueness and approach.
b) The event was aimed at reaching out to people with the Gospel of Jesus through a simulation of the Birth of Jesus’ experience. The simulation included: the Star of Bethlehem leading people to the Baby Jesus home, the Magi, Mary and Joseph, and the Baby in a manger inside a thatched house.
c) This Christmas event attracted thousands of people: children, youth, and the elderly, Muslims and animist, as well as people from the surrounding communities within Gombe State.
d) Other activities included memory verses recitation in Tangale Language, songs, and film show.
e) The venue was ECWA Gospel Center, Bare, in Billiri.
f) During the celebration, gifts were shared among kids who participated in the memory verses recitation: Christian books, soft drinks and biscuit.
g) After the event, some people from Gombe and Kaltungo suggested that CLTM introduce this program in their towns in December 2022.
h) A total of N447, 125, 000 was spent. Sponsored by CLTM/ACM.
Capacity Building Workshop at Jos Plateau, on 14-17 December 2021
a) This training was facilitated by the HESED Institute for Leadership Development in Africa.
b) The workshop aimed at building individuals to be effective and relevant in areas such as discipleship, family (relationship and marriage), entrepreneurship, leadership, and governance.
c) CLTM sent and sponsored 10 very influential young people who were carefully selected to benefit from this specialized training, as follows: Rev. Sunday Wanzam, Rev. Ishaya H. Maifutuk, Barr. Wanzami Garba, Mr. Bobo Benson Bagwiba, Mr. Emmanuel David, Mr. Christian Gideon, Pastor Molmela Umaru, Mr. Sabastine Timothy, Mr. Anuhu Boyi, and Mr. Abu Umar.
g) A total of N205, 000 was spent. Sponsored by CLTM/ACM
Opening of a Primary School in Lagolwa (December 2021)
a) CLTM decided to address one of the 3 needs discovered in Lagolwa: education.
b) With the help of the ECWA/EMS pastor in the community, CLTM opened a primary school in December 2021.
c) Number of students: started with around 30 pupils, by January the number increased to 130.
d) CLTM named the school “Grace Primary School” (GPS).
e) Married women and children of the Fulanis in the surrounding hamlets are trooping to Grace Primary School.
f) So far, CLTM has provided several school supplies and other items as follows: 6 pieces of Mats, 2 school bells, 160 pieces of exercise books, 4 packets of pens, 2 packets of pencils, 2 packets of sharpeners, 2 packets of erasers, 1 big sized whiteboard, 2 packets of whiteboard markers, 2 pieces of wooden blackboards, 3 packets of chalks, 3 dusters, 4 packets of pencils, 1 packet of ruler, 10 pieces of school report books, 2-baco bags filled with cloths, and first aid drugs for treating malaria, typhoid, cough, ringworm, ulcer, diarrhea, and body pains worth N17, 500.
g) The 4 teachers of GPS in Lagolwa will be brought to Billiri for a 2-day capacity building training in May 2022.
h) Fruit: one of the Fulani Muslim women who have been attending GPS has recently given her life to Christ. She has been moved to a different town for discipleship. Praise be to God for great things that He has done!
i) Most of the items were provided by CLTM Board of Trustees members and other people in the community, but the ministry spent a total of N49, 900 to buy other needed items.
Major Mission Outreach to Dadiya Mountains on 8th-9th November 21
a) Target community: Lagolwa region on the mountains of Dadiya that straddle the boarders of Taraba and Gombe State, Nigeria.
b) Activities Done: preaching of the gospel of Jesus, film show, medical services, counseling, presentation of school materials and medical items/drugs, and listening to the needs of the community.
c) Fruit: God blessed the outreach with 6 people who gave their lives to Christ and 8 people who made their ways right with God.
d) Needs we discovered in the community:
i) The community is without school. The hundreds of kids grow to adulthood without even a primary education.
ii) No single health facility or health worker. The villagers walk 2-3 hours up and down the mountains to access primary health services.
iii) No clean drinking water.
f) A total of N73, 300 was spent. Sponsored by CLTM/ACM
CLTM 2021 Workshop and Scholarship Award (3rd-4Th September).
The focus of our workshop this year was on Mentoring young people in the spheres of education, business, politics, spirituality, etc. The workshop ended up with our annual awards of tuition scholarships to our MAFEELDA scholars. These are 14 College students who are either orphans or less privileged.
2021 CLTM/ACM Rice and Funds Distribution to Pastors
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 totaled 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 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.
Below are pictures from the event. Thank you.
2021 CLTM/ACM Annual Grains Distribution
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. Eight (8) bags of maize (corn) and three (3) bags of rice were given out to over 70 widows and orphans in Billiri on 27/07/202. The total cost was $500US received from a donor. We give glory to God. All donations to ACM are tax-exempt.
CLTM 2021 Easter Outreach
The Outreach took place at Banganje/Kalmai 3-4TH April, 2021
CLTM Capacity Development on “Proposal and Report Writing”
CLTM Director, Secretary, and Finance officer at a “Proposal and Report Writing Training” in Jos, Plateau State. Organized by the KRP Group on February 15-17, 2021
CLTM 2020 Christmas outreach
CLTM Acquires Ministry Bus
CLTM Two-day Entrepreneurship Training
CLTM organized a two-day entrepreneurship training for some 25 selected youths in Billiri. The training was administered by the “Information Generation Academy, Gombe.” Sponsored by Dr. Haruna I. Latuji and Pastor A.Y. Tadi.
CLTM Distributes COVID-19 Palliatives
CLTM distributes Rice and Maggi to 10 pastors and 26 widows and orphans as COVID-19 palliatives. This is sponsored by the “Friend Church” Nebraska, USA.
CLTM Two-day Workshop for MAFEELDA Scholars
All the 11 beneficiaries of the MAFEELDA scholarship received a two day workshop on 5-6 June 2020. The ministry selected 10 more young people and added to the 11 so they too may benefit from the workshop. Special thanks to brother Stephen Twan (FCS traveling secretary for Borno-Yobe), and sister Rejoice Ali (founder and director of “Project 13”) who were the resource persons during the workshop.
2020 Evangelistic Outreaches
Evangelistic Outreach at Sansani Billiri LGA between 28-29 February 2020
2019 Christmas Outreach
Christmas celebration service organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on 26th December 2019. With the Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Mai Sheru II, in attendance.
Four-day Christmas outreach at Pokwangli Billiri between 21-24 December 2019.
2019 Funding and Scholarships
Presentation and signing of MAFEELDA college tuition scholarship award letters and checks to 10 orphans/fatherless by Mr. Paul Meringolo from New York in the month of November 2019. The beneficiaries are also seen praying and praising God for the offer.
Distribution of new school uniforms to 60 orphans, and books and pens to 120 orphans on 10/29/2019. Made possible through the generosity of the Children Ministry of Friend Christian Assembly Nebraska, USA.
Bible Study, Leadership and Prayer Sessions
A bi-monthly bible study and prayer meeting during which CLTM members pray for the ministry and its supporters
Music Ministry Collections
Gift Distribution and CLTM event captures
Bible Distribution, Easter crusade, and other events.