Prayer

Thank you for praying for us. Feel free to call Ben on – 07737413772 – if you’d like further information about any of these issues.

We can’t continue without God’s help, so please continue to pray for the work of TASTE.

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June 2020

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”  (Psalm 113v3)  

Pray that: 

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects.
  • Year 1 at Immanuel Christian School, Bristol, that will be partnering with us this Summer term; pray for a blessed partnership.
  • Our licence from the Plateau State Government which allows us to continue our vital work in rural communities even during lockdown. The construction of boreholes and toilets and the delivery of WASH workshop funded by The states of Guernsey is progressing well in the 3 communities we are currently working in. Work in the fourth community will start soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Our young supporters Chloe & her sister Evelyn who, undaunted by the Covid-19 pandemic took on another equally daunting challenge – the Southcourt Bake Sale and raised £203.20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pray that:

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria.
  • We would use every opportunity we get to share the Gospel with communities during our projects.
  • The Darleys who are doing The Darley Family Summer Challenge to raising money for us would reach their target of £500. They are challenging themselves to ALL walk/run/cycle or scooter 100 miles over the summer (before September!) They would love your encouragement to keep them motivated when the going gets tough. Please support them by donating via their Justgiving page here 
  • Nigeria would continue to be spared the worst of the pandemic so that its health service is not overwhelmed.
  • The current lockdown in many states of Nigeria which is causing severe hardship to many vulnerable communities would soon be lifted.


May 2020

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7 v14)  

Praise For: 

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects
  • The marriage of our Country Director Nuhu Chayi to his beautiful bride Sophia on Saturday 18 April 2020. Mr and Mrs Chayi, may “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The successful completion of the project at Langkaku Community in Qua’n Pan Local Government Area, Plateau State, funded by the States of States of Guernsey was one of our most challenging. The Community is very remote and was very difficult to reach due to the poor access roads. A section of the journey although a mere 25km, took about 3 hours to travel through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pray that: 

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria.
  • We would use every opportunity we get to share the Gospel with communities during our projects.
  • We would be able to resume our projects of providing life changing water to very needy communities across Nigeria. We have had to suspend our work as the result of the lockdown in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Nigeria would be spared the worst of the pandemic so that its health service is not overwhelmed.
  • The current lockdown in many states of Nigeria which is causing severe hardship to many vulnerable communities would soon be lifted.


APRIL 2020

For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; Ascribe greatness to our God. The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32 v 3-4)

Praise For:

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects
  • The Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project at The EMS Children’s School in Jos funded with £5,500, the profit from the 5th  year of trading by Good TASTE Sheffield Fairtrade Shop and also £3,600 from the Harry Inman Charitable Trust has been completed successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rob Coleman being willing to join TASTE Board of Trustees. Please pray for him as he settles in and gets involved with the exciting things that God is doing in Nigeria through TASTE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pray that:

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria
  • God will comfort and protect these 3 villages and others which came under attack from Fulani Herdsmen at the end of March and beginning of this month. Ancha where 4 were people killed, 10 houses burnt and 3 sustained gun shot wounds, Hukke where 7 people were killed and 23 houses burnt down, Nkiedowro, where 3 were killed and 15 houses burnt down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MARCH 2020

I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no Saviour.” (Isaiah 43 v 11)

Praise for:

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects
  • Good TASTE Sheffield Fairtrade Shop which celebrated its 5th Anniversary on March 3, during which TASTE Patron Dan Walker received a cheque for £5,500 – the profit from the fifth year of trading. The Shop has donated over £30,000 to TASTE in its 5 years of trading. The money will go towards Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project at The EMS Children’s School in Jos. The School has a pupil number of 400 (primary to secondary level).
Good TASTE shop- staff and volunteers

 

 

Dan Walker picking up the cheque!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Trustees of Harry Inman Charitable Trust who donated £3,600, which will also go towards the WASH Project at EMS Children’s School
  • Byencit Dala, TASTE Nigeria staff who continues to make good progress following a surgery in early January 2020 on her broken leg
  • Habila Dami, (husband of TASTE Nigeria Finance Officer, Dinah) who is now home recuperating after several weeks in hospital in the Intensive Care Unit.

Pray that:

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) will be given wisdom as they hold talks with possible partners about a project in VOM Village. The village has a population of approximately 70,000 and is often one of the first targets of the Islamist Militants whenever Plateau State comes under attack.
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) would be given wisdom as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig to enable TASTE to provide boreholes in communities with rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000.



FEBRUARY 2020

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the LORD!(Psalm 150 v 6)

Praise for:   

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects
  • The successful completion of the Scott Bader funded project at Kombun Njak and Konchaar communities in Plateau State. The communities with combined population of 5,000 have access to 48,000l of water daily and 8 new latrines. The 15 newly trained Health Promoters in each community will continue to deliver regular health education to each community.
New borehole replaces the original source of water – dry riverbed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • An encouraging first meeting with The Primary Education Board, Plateau State which has expressed a keen interest in our poster campaign to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025. The Board is considering how these posters might be used in schools across the State.

Pray that:

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) will be given wisdom as they seek God’s direction about working in the Northeast Nigeria. TASTE has been approached by four local contacts who independently suggested that TASTE should extend its work to the area which is in dire need of help.
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) would be given wisdom as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig to enable TASTE to provide boreholes in communities with rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



JANUARY 2020

“…Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit …” (Psalm 147 v 5 )

We would like to wish all our dear friends a Blessed and Peaceful 2020!

Praise for:

  • God’s faithfulness in bringing us all into another year and for protecting all our staff especially those who have had to travel to many remote often flash-point areas to carry out projects during 2019
  • The engagement of our Country Director Nuhu Chayi to his fiancée Sophia Thomas; the wedding is due to take place in April 2020
Sophia and Nuhu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The safe arrival on Wednesday 15 January by caesarean section of a baby boy born to our Programme Officer Jonathan Makan and his wife Phidelia
  • Byencit Dala our TASTE Nigeria staff having had a successful surgery on her leg and the £1,100 cost for the operation being met by our supporters; Byencit was knocked down by a motorcycle just before Christmas and suffered a broken leg
  • Our application for a £50,000 grant from The States of Guernsey which has been shortlisted subject to satisfactory Due Diligence checks they are currently carrying out – please pray

Pray that:

  • Our staff will continue to honour God in all that they do both in the UK and in Nigeria
  • Nuhu and Sophia will know God’s blessing as they prepare for their wedding in April
  • Nuhu and Sophia will be granted visas to visit the UK to meet our supporters in May/June and for Nuhu to give first hand account of how the Lord has been using TASTE to bless so many communities in Nigeria – if you would like to invite them to take your church or group meeting, please contact Ben on – 07737413772
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) would be given wisdom as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig to enable TASTE to provide boreholes in communities with rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000.