CHRISTMAS MISSION OUTREACH AT ONIYANMO COMMUNITY, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA.
Wednesday December 2, to Friday December 4, 2020
Oniyanmo is about 15 kilometre from Ifo town , the Headquarters of Ifo Local Government area of Ogun state. It comprises Oniyanmo, Alaga, Sowole, Olowo, Ijemo and Ohori. The Ohoris inhabits a vast area of Government Reserved Forest about 5km from Oniyanmo.
The Egbas, the Eguns and the Ohoris are the major three major tribes in the community. These people are religious but mostly without salvation except for a few of them. Majority of them are mixing Christianity with paganism. They have no problem with going to church as that does stop them from visiting voodoo, herbalists and shrines. Most of the pastors even introduce their members to fetish objects.
The community comprise of peasant farmers and petty traders. The roads are terribly bad and only motorbikes can easily navigate the terrain. Their youths are deeply rooted in occultism and hard drugs. Their children are endangered as they can be easily influenced by the youths if something is not done quickly to catch them young for Christ in order to salvage them from bad influence.
They are sold into three major idols namely Alale (literally meaning ‘the owner of the land’ ), Lagunrete and Elegba (meaning satan) which is predominantly worshipped by the Ohoris, Oro festival in Oniyanmo is compulsory for everybody there but members of Worldhope church had never joined in the festivals as our missionary there stood against it since 1995 when we planted the first church there.
This time around, we shall be reaching the entire community with the gospel message, prayers and deliverance ministrations, and free medical care. We shall be giving palliatives to widows and the aged only as foodstuffs are in good supply because of the proximity of the place to boarder of Republic of Benin. We shall also be strengthening our parish in Oniyanmo.
The estimated cost is about #1m (One million Naira only) covering Honorarium for evangelistic and medical personnel, podium, public address system, video coverage and editing, fuel for generators and vehicles, accommodation, feeding for our team and palliatives for widows and aged, drugs for free medical outreach, transportation and unforeseen expenses.