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All Saints Rural Health Services

In Nigeria, life expectancy is just 53 years old and there are only 4 physicians per 10,000 people (WHO). Volunteers from All Saints Lutheran church in Nigeria do all they can to help combat this health crisis by providing basic health services and education to people in communities far away from any hospital or medical facility. In addition to providing for people's physical needs, these volunteers also share the healing message of the gospel with those they care for. 

Impact

7,000+ people served since 2016

Service

100+ local volunteers

Time

2,000+ volunteer hours

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How it works

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Partner with local women

All Saints Rural Health Services (ASRHS) is a community health volunteer organization that consists of 46 women from 23 different congregations in Cross River State, Nigeria. In 2016 Kingdom Workers began its partnership with these female volunteers to help supply them with light medical education and evangelism training through a Community Health Evangelism (CHE) model. The health trainings cover a broad range of topics such as: water and sanitation, preventative measures for malaria, STDs, HIV, and how to have effective conversations about faith.

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Share the gospel by providing care

After receiving training, volunteers go throughout their community to provide light medical care and education while also preaching the good news of the gospel. Volunteers recommend immunization to children, refer sick children to the local hospital, and encourage people they serve to continue to attend church. The pre-established relationships these women have with the communities they serve opens the door for them to have impactful conversations about faith as they work to treat illnesses and educate families on preventative measures to keep them healthy.

"Kingdom Workers has really made an impact in my faith. They have come to share the gospel of Christ to my family and the love shown to us by the volunteers has been massive."

- Paulina Ochuole Wodah Community member

“What we do is very simple. When we go out for evangelism, we try to seek the greatest needs of those people in a community, and try to find a solution to their problem.”

- Peter Ogbudu Volunteer Coordinator

“The goal of Kingdom Workers is to save life in our neighborhood as well as spreading the gospel of Christ and building the Kingdom of God.”

- Mrs. Philomina Choloko Local Volunteer

A New Way of Looking at Our Work in Nigeria

Local volunteers share practical health training lessons with community members in rural Nigeria.

Capturing the work in action

For the past few years volunteers in Nigeria would print off photos, tape them to their written report, scan them and send them to us via email. We loved getting these updates, and appreciated all the work that went into them. Recently, we were fortunate to connect with a local photographer named Emediong and his photos and videos have transformed the way we see our program work in Nigeria. 

I have the privilege of serving as the program manager of the Kingdom Workers health education efforts in Nigeria. I find that few people are aware of the long relationship WELS and Kingdom Workers has...

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My Nigerian Colleagues

Michael Toppe, PA-C10/12/2020 2:54:49 PM

I have the privilege of serving as the program manager of the Kingdom Workers health education efforts in Nigeria. I find that few people are aware of the long relationship WELS and Kingdom Workers has with this African country. The greatest joy of supporting this work comes from stories from the field.

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