Thanksgiving and a Call for Concern

Thank God for the success of the just concluded Seminar. The attendance of the Anglican Bishop of Zonkwa, Rt. Revd. J.W. Kwashi and of Kwoi, Rt. Revd. P.S. Zamani, was much appreciated.

It is concerning that, until now, virtually no instruction has been available to the christians in and around Zonkwa as to how they should learn to love their Muslim neighbours. The desperate need for educating Pastors, leaders and church congregations will now be addressed as more Passion for Converts Seminars and other meetings are held in the future..

Passion holds 2 day Seminar

After several planning meetings in Zonkwa, Passion held a first-of-its-kind Seminar on the 28th & 29th of August, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral, Zonkwa. The Seminar was attended by church leaders of almost every denomination in Zangon Kataf Local Government including the Bishops of Zonkwa and Kwoi Anglican Dioceses.

Topics presented included:
1) Forgiveness as God intended it: a tool for evangelism in Northern Nigeria.
2) Christian should love Muslims.
3) History of Christian–Muslim relation and faith building.
4) Holistic discipleship of Muslim background believers.
Thirteen Pastors/church leaders renewed their commitment to focus on Muslim mission.

The response to this initiative by Passion is very encouraging.  The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Zongon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Nigeria with the representatives of the various denominations in Zonkwa, the Local Government Headquarters of Zangon Kataf L.G.A. resolved that:

1) Seminar DVDs should be sent to all community leaders.
2) A separate seminar should be organized for all community leaders on the same topics.
3) Such seminars should be held twice a year in view of their significance.

Representatives of the leadership of the Pentecostal Churches Fellowship in Nigeria (PFN) Asoh, Abuja chapter attended the Seminar and also resolved that such a Seminar be held in Asoh, Abuja for all church leaders of the PFN on 27th and 28th September, 2013.
There will be a Guest speaker from the USA at the next Seminar.

Rev. Muhammed Ibrahim,  opening the Seminar at  St. Andrews Anglican  Cathedral, Zonkwa.

The Bishop of Zonkwa, Rt. Revd. J.W. Kwashi, delivering the Keynote address.

Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Zonkwa branch, Passion for Converts and members of the  Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Asoh Abuja branch,  pictured at the Seminar.

Some of the thirteen Pastors and church leaders who made a commitment at the Seminar to undertake specific  ministry to Muslims, guided by Passion for Converts  teaching principles.

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Upcoming Events

A Seminar will be held in Zonkwa, in the southern part of Kaduna State, on 28-30th August.

About 500 church leaders are expected to attend.
Rev. Ibrahim will present a paper entitled ‘History of Christian Muslim relation.’

 

 

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Passion at work …

Rev. Ibrahim speaking at a Passion Seminar held at Maraban Rido, Kaduna on 11th May.
It was attended by both Passion members and church leaders.

 

Rev. Ibrahim (centre), spoke about the work of Passion at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Dutsen Alhaji, in the Kubwu Anglican Diocese in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria on 18th May.

 

The Anglican Diocese of Kwoi held it’s first Synod on 7th, 8th & 9th June.
Rev. Ibrahim presented a paper on ‘Christian Muslim relation and faith building.’

 

The attendees at the first Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Kwoi.

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