Last Saturday, 28th July, treasurer Peter Burke and project manager Paul Dauda visited the villages of Kuzen, Kukuruk and Kurra Falls within the Barkin Ladi local government area. You might recall that in early July twelve villages in the region were attacked. The purpose of the visit was to monitor the distribution through the Stefanos Foundation in cooperation with local Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) churches of some aid from SIM's Christian Crisis Relief fund project number 96037.
Food assistance was to the most needy displaced persons previously identified by the local COCIN churches and Stefanos Foundation. It was sobering for Peter and Paul to see the needs and to meet many traumatised people.
The COCIN pastors and District Church Council executive were visibly touched by a gesture from SIM Nigeria who they normally see as only ministering through ECWA. It was a good time to remind many that SIM Nigeria, while working mainly with ECWA, also often undertakes ministry with and through other Christian Churches