In a context facing the challenge of corruption, social injustice and political instability on top of some of the most extreme poverty and the march of the HIV/AIDS pandemic across the region, there is a need for rapid church growth to be matched by a corresponding impact of the gospel.
Within the EPSA region there is a real commitment to the IFES Living Stones vision and a strong desire to build up disciples of Christ in the universities. In addition, they are greatly encouraged by the recent Student-Graduates Integration Consultation where graduates who now support the work were equipped to set up intentional mentoring relationships with students.
The current focus of the work in EPSA is towards building up national movements to witness to students and graduates through different evangelistic outreaches and missions. There is a commitment to provide leadership training for students to equip them to be in positions of leadership across Africa. EPSA is also eager to provide theological training in order to equip staff, through the region’s Institute of Staff Development and Training.
View from the inside
Gideon Para-Mallam is the Regional Secretary for the EPSA region, he writes of his desire to ‘nurture, train and equip students to grow into lifelong disciples of Christ, who reach fellow students with the good news of Jesus Christ and serve and strengthen the church.’
Please pray with us:
- for students in the region to be ready to serve in the fellowship by taking up leadership roles;
- for more graduates of the EPSA region to commit to mentoring one or two students in their area;
- for safety around the regional offices in Jos, Nigeria;
- for more supporters to get behind the projects within the region by praying for them and giving their time and financial resources.