Population: 188 million (2015)
Main Languages: English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba (they also have a number of indigenous languages)
Major Religions: Christian and Muslim
DID YOU KNOW:
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a population of 162.5 million people, representing 2.35% of the world’s population. This means that essentially 1 out of every 43 people on the planet is a Nigerian!
This month you are helping David Umune, the leader of our partner in Nigeria called The Evangelizers Team Ministry International (TETMI).
The Evangelizers Team Ministry International (TETMI)
Partner since 1999
The Evangelizers’ Team Ministries International (TETMI) serves the unreached rural people of Nigeria. They have responded to the needs of the neglected Ibo-Edda people with a holistic strategy that includes church planting, education and community development.
The ministry’s 21 evangelists have established 21 churches in the region’s 152 villages.
The region’s first school was established by TETMI at Akaeze-Ukwu. Since then two more primary schools and a high school have been built. There are now over 1,200 children and young people enrolled in TETMI schools. Through the work of the school staff, many families have decided to follow Jesus.
Community development projects, such as drilling borehole wells to provide clean water and a clinic now under construction are an important part of the work in these poor and remote villages.
The ministry trains full-time staff and teams of lay Christians who are reaching new villages.
Inspired by his father’s sacrificial love for the spiritual warfare of rural Nigerians, David Umune has developed a dynamic ministry whose initiatives have broken through the repressive barriers of rural communities bringing spiritual freedom, peace, education, and health to thousands. David’s calling led him to direct confrontation with powers of darkness that threatened to destroy his life, family, and ministry but these attacks were overcome through great faith and leadership and by the grace of God. A once struggling ministry, TETMI is now recognized as “the rural evangelism people” of southeast Nigeria serving rural communities through a holistic approach to development.
Please Pray for:
1. David and his family as they serve the people of Nigeria
2. The TETMI Ministry team
3. For guidance and leading of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the Spirit will encourage and challenge the workers there to rise up and bring incredible change.
4. A revival in Nigeria
5. The ongoing projects and programs that TETMI does and for the ongoing resources they need