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Missions : Christ to the Villages


Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


Solomon and Margaret Oladele  


The Christ to the Villages Mission ministers to hundreds of persons in the remote villages of central Nigeria. Rev. Solomon Oladele, the director of the mission, was born into an animist family.  A group of Missionaries preaching the Gospel message convinced Solomon to become a Christian.  Persecuted by both his family and Muslim leaders, he continued in the faith and later answered the Lord’s call into full-time ministry.


The Mission has 15 village churches and 9 preaching stations. Seven congregations meet in churches erected with the help of the mission while others meet under the trees.  Additionally, Rev. Oladele holds open-air crusades in area villages that are attended by Christians, some Muslims, and village chiefs, he participates in a weekly radio ministry, and maintains a ministry to a nearby army barracks. Christ to the Villages also provides food and clothing for the poor and limited aid to the sick.  Still hundreds of villagers are untouched by God’s word.


The Alpha Nursery and Primary Schools at Shao and Oloru have combined totals of approximately 800 students.  The Omega High School was established in September 1997 and currently has a student population

of 124 girls and 213 boys. Hostels for students are being enlarged and upgraded.  The three schools are staffed by dedicated Christian adults. Teacher salaries are determined by the government. 


The Mission is suffering the effects of political unrest and staggering inflation.  Many persons including children and the elderly look to Christ to the Villages for assistance.  Your generous support will enable this mission to continue its ministry of education, compassion and Gospel ministry.


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