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.

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October 2020

… we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.” (2 Thessalonians 1v11)

Praise for:                       

  • God’s faithfulness in protecting all our staff especially those who travel to many remote and often flash-point areas to carry out projects
  • The recent grant awards from Harry Inman Charitable Trust – £2,000 and Scott Bader – £5,000
  • Byencit Dala returning to work following a serious accident 10 months ago, when she was hit by a motorcycle on her way home from work

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 during our projects to share the Gospel with communities
  • Our recent application to become one of Tearfund partners would be successful – announcement due anytime now.
  • Nuhu Chayi’s effort to raise within Nigeria part of the outstanding £30,000 for the £60,000 proposed borehole project in Vom (a predominantly Christian area in Plateau State) would be successful.
  • The water project at our proposed headquarters to help our host community in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and other diseases would be completed soon and for wisdom on how to install the solar panels for the pump to make them “theft proof”.

  • Nuhu Chayi (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) would know God’s will as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig for boreholes in rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000.



August 2O20

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5v8)

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.
  • TASTE Nigeria being formally invited (process is only by invitation) to apply to become one of Tearfund Nigeria Partners.
  • The States of Guernsey releasing £25,000 the last tranche of a £50,000 grant thus approving our request for work to be moved to two different communities. The work could not go ahead in two of the original 5 communities due to ongoing attacks in one and no suitable location for a borehole found at the other.
  • The successful and encouraging meeting TASTE Country Director held with the Fulani Leadership this week Nuhu writes “We resolved to respond in love to the Fulani gun attacks in our Kramer district in the last two weeks some lasting up to 20 minutes. One such attack was at a farm set up to feed the internally displaced persons (IDPs) especially in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We lost 2 motorcycles, but one was recovered having been handed over to us during the meeting. The other could not be found and we will support the owner to get a another one without charging the Fulanis for. This is our act of love to them.

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
  • Nigeria would continue to be spared the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic so that its health service can cope
  • We would eventually be able to carry out WASH projects at Jirim Gari and Dutse Bako. Although funding was available from the States of Guernsey for these two communities, no ground water was found in Jirim Gari and it was too dangerous to work in Dutse Bako due to ongoing attacks by Fulani militants.
  • The proposed TASTE boreholes in Partnership with the Rotary Club in Vom, Plateau State would soon be carried out. Although £30,000 of the £60,000 project cost has been raised, the project is on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic making fundraising for the other half very difficult
  • The Fulani leaders would be able to control the aggression of their youths and that the youths from Nuhu’s community would refocus their attention back on God (specific request from Nuhu)
  • Nuhu’s community would be able to get more fertilizers for the (IDP) farms (specific request from Nuhu)
  • Nuhu Chayi (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) know God’s will as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig for boreholes in rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000



July 2020

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”  (Philippians 2:9-11)  

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
  • Sisters, Karen and Grace, who have challenged themselves to run/walk/rollerskate/cycle, 15 miles a week over the summer come rain, come shine. to raise £200 for us. The have already raised £255.You can read their story and donate through their just giving page by clicking here

  • The Darleys who having challenged themselves to ALL walk/run/cycle or scooter 100 miles over the summer have completed   over 39 miles of the 100 miles target distance raising £480 of their target of £500. They would love your encouragement to keep them going. Please support them by donating via their Justgiving page which you can access by clicking here 

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
  • Nigeria would continue to be spared the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic so that its health service can cope
  • Nuhu Chayi  (TASTE Nigeria Country Director) and Ben Udejiofo (CEO) know God’s will as they work towards getting a bigger drilling rig for boreholes in rock strata that the current smaller rig cannot drill through. The new rig is likely to cost in the region of £100,000.



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.