We are pleased to announce a landmark in our organization’s history. After careful prayer and consideration, we believe the Holy Spirit is directing an international strategic alliance between the National Association of Christian Ministers (USA) and the Freewater World Institute of Pastoral Ministry (Nigeria). This is the first time that our organization has ever formed such a relationship with another ministry.
What is a strategic alliance?
We are glad that you asked -(humor intended). An international strategic alliance between ministries is when:
What is the Freewater World Institute of Pastoral Ministry?
This is a school in Nigeria which is dedicated to providing tuition-free training for men and women who have callings to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The school was established by Brother Freewater after hearing the vision that God gave him to make such a thing possible for free. Last year he connected with the NACM and had the school chartered by us. Then he told us more about the necessity of his graduates needing ordination. However, there was a dilemma because most of them do not have computers; thereby, making it near impossible for them to undergo our membership and ordination processes.
After hearing this, we began to form a strategy to expand our reach so that this need could be met. From there, Brother Freewater invited Exec. Elders Michael Mooney and Greg Roberson to visit the school for a week, hold leadership training workshops, and enjoy the honor of being guests for the 2013 graduation.
While there, the Holy Spirit began to speak to the leadership in a mighty way, and to make it clear that He was bringing us together for a purpose. After much prayer and thought, the following strategy is now being implemented by this announcement.
We are excited to see the work that our King Jesus has in store for this new branch of unity in ministry. With this announcement, we now present to the Freewater World Institute of Pastoral Ministry (Nigeria) the following award to serve as an indication to the public of our intentions to assist one another in ministry.
Ordained minister Aloja Aigbokhan Airewele, a licensed minister with the National Association of Christian Ministers was mentioned in The New York Times as the selected wedding officiant of Mojoyin Onijala and Aderemi Jacobs.
The Bride, Aderemi Jacobs is a graduate of Columbia University, and holds a Master of Laws in public international law from the London School of Economics.
Her father is an ambassador, the state chief of protocol to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. And previously chargé d’affaires at the Nigerian Embassy in Budapest.
Her Grandfather, Wole Soyinka, is the Nigerian playwright and poet who received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.
You may read the entire story on The New York Times Web site at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/fashion/weddings/mojoyin-onijala-aderemi-jacobs-weddings.html?_r=0