Fulfulde Ministry Training Centre (97820)
Following a Bible conference at Bulndu Duba in 2008, a group of leaders gathered to discuss consolidating ministry to the Fulani. They saw the need for a longer period of training for the teaching of literacy and Bible, to equip believers with the skills to be lay pastors, teachers, and mentors to their own families and communities.
A committee was formed that night. The chosen men prayed and planned, their hearts and minds united to accomplish the vision.
The location of the centre at Dakoro was a strategic choice—close to the Wodaabe grazing lands. The nomadic herders pass through this town to travel to southern areas. The local church has continued the ministry started by SIM missionaries, providing hospitality and teaching to the Wodaabe people.
The church has graciously allowed their property to be used as the temporary training centre. Student accommodation and classroom shelters have been added, constructed of grass matting.
The Centre’s teachers and staff are all gifted Fulani and Wodaabe leaders who are committed to equipping new believers to read and teach God's Word, so that worshipping communities which maintain their Fulani cultural distinctive can be formed across Niger.
Tanko took the three-day old baby, Tambaya, in his arms and prayed that God would place his hand on this infant and set him apart to become a man of God; an instrument for God to use in the spread of the gospel. As Pastor Tanko spoke, that baby, now grown to manhood, stood beside him, translating his words into Hausa for the non-Fulani speakers. Tambaya is now a gifted leader and one of the teachers at the Fulani Ministry Training Centre.
The first class of 2010
Class of 2011
GOMore church planters are needed amongst the Fulani and Wodaabe people. If you are strong in your faith, have a persevering nature and willingness to minister long term amongst these wonderful people, come and talk to us.
GIVEYou can partner with SIM in the ministry of the Fulfulde Ministry Training Centre by giving a gift online. We need assistance to help to provide the permanent buildings needed for the training centre. Thank you!