Read real testimonies from or campers and volunteers
My name is Rejoice Istifanus from Plateau State Nigeria, a graduate of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary and presently a teacher with Mighty Little Feet Brook Academy, Mac-Allen, Jos. As a volunteer staff with Word of Life, I served as a counselor during teens camp, and it was an awesome experience being with the teenagers. The training and, subsequently, the camp has over the past months helped in shaping me as I daily work with children. I am glad and appreciative to God and the Word of Life team for giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity.
I really enjoyed the games and was taught how to treat others equally, and I also learned the importance of teamwork. I also enjoyed the food; the Okoro was nice. Many here have learned to carry their Bibles and I know that many others don't have that opportunity. I am so thankful to the people that organized this camp. Some of us are lazy but at the camp, they taught us discipline and how there is a time for everything. From the games, I learned that you need to help and trust others. I also learned we can't just do whatever we want. Finally, I came with anger and but I learned about controlling my anger. We must all live and forgive. The camp is nice!
Aisha Yohanna, 18
From Teens' Camp
I learned about forgiveness; I had a friend that I did everything with, but during one of the violent crisis, his father was killed and I said I would never forget or forgive the killers. It is hard to forgive but we must do it.
Joseph Zephaniah, 13
From Teens' Camp
My stay at camp was fantastic and was a lot of fun, especially the Bible Studies. The theme was forgiveness. We all sin every day and our heavenly father forgives us if we ask Him. That got to me. Forgiveness needs to be made part of our day to day life, and we must also encourage others to do the same. From the games we played, I learned a lot about support and trust. We need to trust our brothers and sisters. We need each other's help and we should be our brother's keeper.
Godwin Emmanuel, 14
From Teens' Camp
Hey – Ayuba Addra here. I’m a student with the ECWA Theological Seminary and an intern with Word of Life Nigeria. I started volunteering in 2015 and then became an official intern in 2017. The journey to serve God and young people through Word of Life has been eternally rewarding. I have practically witnessed growth in my spiritual life. My ministerial skills have greatly improved and I have seen young people transformed for the better. I could go on, but I just want to say a big thank you for the opportunity to serve. Thank you, Word of Life Nigeria! Keep touching young people’s lives and transforming societies for Jesus. Shalom!!!
Staff, Word of Life Suleja
My name is Courage Kuzanah from Kaduna State. I am the first of three children and a final year student of Missions and Evangelism at the Jos ECWA Theological Seminary. I am passionate about reaching out to children, teens, and youth with the love of Christ. I believe that children and the young are the heartbeat of societal transformation. I have been a volunteer with Word of Life since my first year in the seminary, from 2014 to date. I am also an intern and I serve as the volunteer coordinator for the Word of Life EMS Children School's Bible Club. Word of Life has taught me how to successfully and effectively minister to young people with the love of Christ. My time here has reshaped my perception of ministry. It has also positively affected the way I view issues involving young people. Now I find it easy to interact with young people to impact in their lives through the gospel.
I am Yereema Nasiru from Gombe state, the third of four children. I study at the Federal University of Jos and also work. I discovered Word of Life in June 2012 at ECWA Seminary Church when Rev. Stephen Bahago talked about developing a personal youth ministry. Volunteering was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was learned how to become an effective leader and how to organize, plan, and execute programs. Most importantly, I developed my prayer life and the study of God's word, reading lots of relevant books to aid my spiritual growth. I have a passion for mission and evangelism, for young people, and for introducing the gospel of Christ to the unsaved. Word of Life has given me many opportunities to do these things, and I am grateful to God that I partner with them.
Hi, my name is Mr. Talle. I have been a volunteer in the evangelism unit of Word of Life fellowship for three years. This ministry has imparted so much to me that now I clearly see the importance of volunteering for the cause of Christ. My best thing about Word of Life is the wonderful family-life, which has helped to shape and teach me how to properly do ministry. I have learned how to take time to pray, value personal Bible study, and have my quiet time. The experience has been great, and I am glad that I can volunteer.