My Nigeria Experience

I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Every Nation West Africa conference in Lagos Nigeria last week, and what an incredible experience it was! Hosts Pastor Sam & Grace Aiyedogbon have been good friends of ours for many years and do a fantastic job of leading in that region.   This was Africa passion and praise at its finest.  We all had our speaking and workshop input and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, but Pastor Rice Broocks delivered some of his finest preaching (can’t wait to have him at our West Europe SHINE conference in London in October). He also wrote 2 incredible songs right at the conference which brought the house down. Below in one photo he is conducting a spontaneously formed mass youth choir singing his “Africa will be saved” song – it was an incredible moment! I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story, except to say that in my books Lagos now gets my gold medal for the most chaotic traffic in the world! (With the silver going to Xi’an China, and the bronze to Manila, Philippines!)
 
I’m still trying to upload some crazy traffic & crazy praise videos, but here are some pics…
Lagos wins the "most chaotic traffic" GOLD medal!
Lagos wins my gold medal for "the most chaotic traffic in the world!"There is no passion like Africa passion!
Praise passion in Africa!
Praise passion in Africa!
There is no passion like Africa passion!
There is no passion like Africa passion!
This is Africa!
This is Africa!
Michael Swain, Host Pastor Sam, Roger Pierce, Bishop Lambalamba, me, Rice Broocks
The speaking team: Michael Swain, Host Pastor Sam, Roger Pierce, Bishop Lambalamba, me, Rice Broocks
My speaking at the WILD youth night - complete with Mr Strong T-shirt...
My speaking at the WILD youth night - complete with Mr Strong T-shirt...
Pastor Rice wrote 2 awesome songs right at the conference - here the kids spontaneously get right into one called "Africa will be saved!" It was incredible! Maybe he'll write one for London at our Oct conference?!
Pastor Rice wrote 2 awesome songs right at the conference - here the kids spontaneously get right into one called
Sadly, this is the state of the local school playing field right next to the church...
Sadly, this is the state of the local school playing field right next to the church...
 Thank you Pastor Sam & Grace and your whole team of great men & women who did an incredible job – Africa is the better for all of you!

2 thoughts on “My Nigeria Experience

  1. Tella dayo

    Your messages and seminar talk were encouraging and a blessing to some of us trying to for small groups in our places of assignments. Please, could you do me a favour by sending Tosin’s seminar notes on campus ministry and other materials that will help us to groom the group and the connnect group. I was in your semniar talk and was really blessed. Thanks for allowing God to make you a blessing to Africa and Nigeria in particular.

  2. weckleben

    Thanks for the encouragement Tella. I will get Tosin to get back to you on His notes. you can search for some leadership and Connect group meterials on our London leaders blog site at hppt://leadersENlondon.wordpress.com. God bless you all in Nigeria!

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