PORTLAND, OR — At the invitation of faith leaders in Nigeria, as well as long-time ministry partner Firm Foundations in Christ Ministries (FFICM), Wendy Palau – wife of international evangelist Andrew Palau and daughter-in-law to Luis Palau – will share hope and encouragement with hundreds of displaced people in an IDP camp just outside Jos, Nigeria, September 9-14.
For more than a decade the Luis Palau Association has been committed to ministry in Africa. Through the team’s outreaches in ten African capital cities, hundreds of thousands of people have heard the Good News and tens of thousands have publicly confessed Christ as their Savior.
Through these evangelistic campaigns, thousands of churches have been inspired and challenged to reach out in unity with the Good News and many long-term ministry partnerships have been birthed. One of those partnerships, which began 13 years ago, was with Firm Foundations in Christ Ministries, led by Dr. Richard Gardner.
Seeking to train nationals in evangelism and discipleship, FFICM has benefited greatly from the mentorship, experience, and wisdom of the Luis Palau Association and their Next Generation Alliance, and vise versa. And now, through this strategic time of outreach in Nigeria next week, the prayer is that they will be able to reach many more individuals with the Good News and train many more leaders in evangelism and discipleship.
This specific outreach in Nigeria will serve more than 600 displaced people living in an IDP camp just outside Jos, Nigeria. Many of these individuals were driven out of their homes and villages amidst recent tribal violence. The plan is to provide food, Bibles, and building materials for the women and children living in the IDP camp. While in country, Wendy Palau will also take part in an FFICM conference for 3,000 local evangelists and church leaders, hoping to encourage and support them as they pray and dream about their role in their ongoing work in Nigeria.
“As many of our friends know, Andrew and I have completely fallen in love with Africa,” Wendy Palau said.
“We have given so much of our lives to this wonderful land – sharing the good News of Jesus with its beautiful people. And now, I’m so excited to return to Nigeria this month. Not only will we serve women and children who have been run from their homes, we’re also blessed to be able to encourage and empower local leaders and evangelists in their own evangelistic work.”
For years Wendy has been sharing the hope of Jesus through telling her powerful story at a variety of outreach events in Palau Festival cities around the world. This trip to Nigeria will be her first trip as the lead evangelist.
To learn more about this trip to Nigeria and the Luis Palau Association, visit www.palau.org.
About Wendy Palau
Wendy Palau shoulders a burden for the lost, born out of her own experience of living apart from Jesus Christ for the first 24 years of her life. While born into a wonderful Christian home on the island of Jamaica, her heart wandered and sought fulfillment in all the world offers. At 25 years of age, God mercifully revealed Himself and she experienced His radical transformation. She and her husband Andrew have since dedicated their lives to serving churches around the world through city-wide evangelistic outreaches. Each one features a strong focus on meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the least in this world.
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