NEMA Silver Jubilee Events:
Invitation to be one of Our International Guests/Functionaries
On behalf of the leadership team of Nigeria Evangelical Missions Assoc. (NEMA), the member bodies, the management and staff, we bring you warm greetings in the name of Jesus, the Head of the Church and the Lord of the Harvest. Thank God you are a part of the unfolding story of NEMA, the flagship and umbrella body for the Nigeria missions movement, comprising of over 100 missions organizations and churches with some 5,200 Nigerian missionaries serving in 56 countries!
This year, NEMA will be 25 years old on the Nigerian and global mission landscape. This is a landmark, which by every account, is worth celebrating with a sense of gratitude to God. Over 50 years ago Nigeria was one of the largest missionary receiving nations on the African continent. In fact, in 1986 Nigeria had sent out a mere 500 field missionaries when over 10,000 expatriate missionaries dotted our landscape. Today, God has transformed Nigeria into global missionary sending nation. We thank Him for this enablement. Your place in that story is significant.
To acknowledge this landmark, we will be holding special events from October 22-26. We will thank the Lord of the harvest; honour many resourceful men and women, who were used and are being used by God to fulfil His mission through the Nigerian church and rekindle the fire of frontier missions in the larger community of saints in Nigeria. Although some of the prospective awardees have gone to be with the Lord their memories still serve as an inspiration to all of us . So from October 22-26, 2007 @ The Nigeria Centre for Global Harvest in Jos, we will gather for multiple events around the theme: Beyond the Boundaries: Gratitude, Tribute and Advance! The week is indeed loaded with integrated and multi-level events like:
ü Nigeria Missions Stake Holders Summit (expanded NIMEC)
ü Church and Missions Transformation: Serving As Sender Workshop,
ü Global Engagement Training Tips for Top Leaders,
ü Becoming a Strategic Player and Partner in International Missions,
ü The Power of Connection
ü Beyond the Boundaries – A vision renewed
ü Nigeria Missions – the next dimension.
ü Special Award and Celebration Dinner.
We will also hold our Annual General Assembly and election of NEMA officers.
Event: Nigeria Missions Silver Jubilee Leadership Congress
Date: Monday October 22 to Friday October 26, 2007.
Theme: Beyond the Boundaries: Gratitude, Tribute and Advance
Venue: Nigeria Centre for Global Harvest, NEMA HQ, 91 Rayfield Road, Jos
Invitees: NEMA Member Agencies’ leaders and delegates, other Church and Mission leaders, and International Mission Leaders
Unique Feature: As a friend and partner to the Nigeria Missions Movement we appreciate the fact that the Lord has been using you to fulfil His purpose in our missions enterprise. We will be pleased to have you spend the week with us as we bring together other leaders who have made significant contributions to our modest effort at global mission.
Goodwill Ambassador: We will be pleased if you could bring a word of felicitation, goodwill and encouragement to the gathering. Such word could be prophetic direction, affirmation and or challenge to the Nigerian church as we seek to advance our frontiers Beyond the present Boundaries. If it becomes impracticable for you to be with us personally, will you kindly nominate one of your top leaders to represent you.
Specific Slot: I will get back to you in the next week or two on specific time slot for your presentation/s and session at the meeting. Meanwhile, please confirm your coming.
Your Servant and His,
For Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association (NEMA)
Timothy O Olonade
NEMA Executive Secretary