Dear brothers and Sisters,
Three girls Hanatu, Mary and Hanatu came to Stephens Children Home in 2013, after their miraculous escape from the den of Boko haram in Ghoza,. Three of them were kidnapped, taken by force from their home. They were traumatized and humiliated against their wish and choice to education. We heard their stories and decided to bring three of them down to our home and school. One of the Hanatu left because of lack of interest in academic.
From the Director
Sadhu Sundar Singh an Indian Christian missionary who was believed to have died in the foothills of the Himalayas in 1929 once said that “men are beautiful flowers in God’s garden” Many time, I do recall how much beauty the Lord has bestowed His beauty on us. Each one of us is made in His image and for His purpose. In the year 2000, I was in Kaduna distributing reliefs donated by Voice of the Martyrs to the displaced victims who lost everything for the sake of Christ in Kaduna during the Sharia protest that consumed thousands of people including Christians. The crime of these brothers and sisters was nothing, than they choose to stand for their faith in Christ. There, I met two newly born baby one Mary and another one Mary. They were born in the camp just like Christ who was born in a manger
We deeply appreciate the Sunday School Ministry arm of the New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, Lagos for visiting and celebrating democracy day with us at Stephens Children Home.
What a blessing having parents who so much cares.
May the Lord bless you all
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
First, let me thank you, Christian friends who have committed your time, prayers and giving to our work among the persecuted church, and especially to our family “Stephens Children Home Abeokuta”. For those of you who have been following the strange winds blowing around our home and have been sincere to ask us questions. We are very grateful to you all for your concern and prayers.
One of our good friends from Benue State supporting one of our children once asked me a question, how are you sure that all the children we supports are all Christians? Since this may be the condition to support a child by some of our donors. This seems to be a very hard question; it is hard to inject Christianity into the heart of so many children who came from various family backgrounds into our home. Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again John 3: 1-8”. Nicodemus was a man, a Pharisee and not a child. In exception that we have Emmanuela one of our girls, who boldly told me “I am sure I am born again”. Many children like matured people can be religious and still not be born again. We are living in a world full of hypocrisy and deception.
We will continue thank you all for standing helping the children at Stephens Children Home. What a blessing to see the children grow and standing up for their own future.
The home was opened by Gen. Zamani Lekwon Rtd. in the year 2000 with the first eight children. We hardly knew that we will continue to serve the families of Martyrs till this day. Eighteen years is gone and the Lord has been faithful to us. Your prayers and generous support has pushed us so far.