This photo was taken after a Seminar held on 27th June. The participants were from a community living in Narayi. Parents were instructed in how to use familiar Bible stories, such as the Slave girl in the Na’aman story, to teach their children to reach out to Muslim children.
This Seminar, organised by Passion, was held on July 25 in The Church of Advent Bayan Dutse, Narayi.
The aim was to encourage christian young people to potentially become missionaries to the Muslims.
In March, the Ibrahim family entered a new era – they were, at last, mobile. “Movement and security were the major reasons for the need of a car in this ministry. Today, I move to and from with all security without exposing myself to risk. I recently used the car to move and respond to (my brother) Musa’s call to explain his desire to accept what our late mother asked him to believe. I can now make trips whenever requests come. Thanks to God for all who contributed for the purchase of this car.” Rev.Ibrahim said.
This is the present fence surrounding the Ibrahim’s house. Since the family first moved in, the house has served as a safe house for many new converts. With an ever-increasing use of the house for this purpose, the fence height needs to be raised to offer better security.
The following is a radio interview 12 Mar 2015 between Neil Johnson (Vision Radio) and Muhammed Ibrahim (Passion For Converts Int) updating the Australian radio audience on the situation in Nigeria just prior to the election and also the needs of Passion for Converts in providing support for new converts.
We give thanks for two significant donations towards the purchase of a vehicle for the Passion ministry.
It is now an urgent need as the work of Passion continues to spread across the whole country.
Please consider how you might help – could you organise a fund-raising event or speak to someone who could give a financial gift? A further $1,500 is needed to reach the target amount..
The AGM was held on 15th November in the new converts rescue home in Kaduna.
This meeting was attended by the Board Members, patrons and members. Ruth Veltkamp, a retired missionary to Nigeria from the United States of America attended the meeting and joyfully accepted becoming a Matron of Passion, willing to continue building the support network for Passion.
Thanks again to our generous donors who made the house project a reality. We still solicit further support to complete the landscaping and a few other things in the house..
On Sunday 29th June, Rev. Ibrahim, along with his family and many friends of Passion, assembled together in a service of Dedication for the newly-constructed four bedroom safe house. Rev.Ibrahim would like to thank all those who contributed in any way to make this facility possible.
Rev. Canon Yahaya Ibrahim, (Vicar of Our Saviour’s Anglican Church Katsina Road Kaduna), and his wife, with Antonia and Rev. Ibrahim, sharing in the joy of the Dedication.
An American who served as a Missionary and teacher in Rev. Ibrahim’s former college (Theological College of Northern Nigeria), has established a bookshop called ACTS (African Christian Textbooks). It’s Headquarters are in Jos, the capital of Plateau state in the North central region of Nigeria and it now has branches in almost every theological college in Nigeria and others in Kenya and South Africa.
After a meeting with the Manager in Nigeria, Rev. Ibrahim’s aim is to be able to import some books on Islam which are not usually available in bookshops in Nigeria. If all works according to plan, these books would help in educating and equipping church leaders in the southern part of Kaduna state in Nigeria..
Passion for Converts International is committed to total and holistic discipleship of converts to Christianity. We are determined to see the meaningful growth of the convert. Our key is from Hebrew 5:11-14.
We are committed to reducing the temptation of converts, particularly from Islam to Christianity, of backsliding to Islam due to some inevitable challenges. We are also committed to reducing the financial implication of looking after the convert which the church has been doing.
Passion is also committed to the peaceful co-existence of Muslims and Christians because this opens the door for evangelism. Passion for Converts International Ministry is a non-governmental, interdenominational non-profit oriented Christian Organisation.
We shall welcome your donations and partnership as the Lord may lay on your heart..
The Board of Passion for Converts International after their meeting in April 2013.
Front row L-R: Mrs.Antonia Muhammed (Teacher with Kaduna State Government), Dr.L.Adams (Board Chairman, Medical Doctor at Federal Neo-psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna), Mrs.Agatha Akayet (Retired National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria worker), Rt.Rev.Paul S.Zamani (Anglican Bishop of Kwoi Diocese, Southern Kaduna state).
Back row L-R: Rev.M.Ibrahim(Founder & Director), Hon.Alex Y.Makarau (Service Legislator, Lower House of Assembly), Zangon Kataf (Local Government of Kaduna state, Nigeria)
Inserts: Prof.Umar H.Danfulani, Mrs.Cecilia Bala (Treasurer)
Rev. Muhammed Ibrahim, Founder and Director of Passion for Converts International,visited
Melbourne and Brisbane
for four weeks during March and April, 2013. He last visited Australia in 2006.
He writes, “After finishing my Masters in Inter-cultural Studies at the West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria in October, 2012, I was keen to explore the possibilities of doing a Ph.D in Australia. It was a joy to meet up with some old friends again on this trip and make many new friends.
After a successful and blessed trip to and from Australia, I’m glad to inform you that God gave us a sister from Islam whose name is Ai’shah.* She has had a 13 year marriage to a Muslim but Jesus appeared to her and saved her. Passion is helping her Spiritually, has arranged temporary accommodation for her but needs to financially establish her.”
* Her real name withheld for security reasons..