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“Rachel and I joined Wycliffe in 2003, and have been based in Jos, Nigeria since Dec 2005. We have two adopted Nigerian children, David (3) and Anna (1).
When we first came out to Nigeria, Rachel, who is a trained primary school teacher, taught in a mission school (Hillcrest) for a few years before moving into ‘ethnoarts’ work, helping communities develop ways of expressing their Christian faith using their indigenous music and song styles, rather than imported Western styles. She trained up a couple of Nigerian colleagues, who are continuing this work, now that David and Anna are taking up most of her time.
I’ve been teaching at TCNN the whole time we’ve been here, mainly linguistic subjects like Grammar and Semantics, but sometimes other courses like Anthropology and Biblical Greek. As a linguistic consultant with SIL Nigeria, I also work with individual communities on developing resources in their languages.”
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Matthew and Helen have been regular visitors to Ascot Life Church for over 20 years as they were part of the church when they studied at Royal Holloway University. They are based in Quinta and serve on the leadership of OM.
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“We’re following Jesus where the need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people’s potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won’t stop until poverty stops.”