The former British colony is one of the world's largest oil producers, accounting for more than 90 percent of Nigeria’s exports, but few Nigerians have benefited. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups, the three largest of which are the Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, and Igbo. The country's film industry, known as Nollywood, is one of the largest film producers in the world, second only to India's Bollywood.


One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children lives in Nigeria. Poor healthcare and living conditions and a lack of access to clean water means Nigeria has a low general standard of living. On average, the life expectancy is only 52 years.
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our approach

We were never intended to live in poverty, divided against one another, with little hope for peace. In the Kingdom of God, poverty, violence, division, and hopelessness will not exist. We think that the Church is God’s primary transforming agent in the world. The local church is there to make its community more like the Kingdom of God.

Read on to learn how communities are being transformed in Nigeria.

Our partners

Mission ONE has been working in West Africa since 2006 through our trusted partners at African Evangelical Christian Mission (AECM), led by Joseph and Gracia Ayigah. AECM focuses on discipleship, pastoral care through relationships, walking with broken families, and freedom from bondage through Christ. Through the local church, they have been able to establish schools and clinics to meet the needs of the community. 

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Gozem Car Rental- A rental car business is meeting a local need for safe transport and supporting local ministry projects through the profits.

Our partners have established a school, a clinic, and a church, which serve the community mentally, physically, and spiritually. They are also helping the community grow their capacity to move out of poverty into their God-given potential. They train pastors and missionaries through an extensive network of local churches and emphasize freedom from bondage through Christ. 

Gospel Context

West Africa is a meeting point of different religions. Islam, Tribal religions, and Christianity all exist in the region, and often not peacefully. People living in pluralistic and tribal cultures are in tune with spiritual realities that we often miss in the "enlightened" West. The power of Jesus' death and resurrection is best applied when people see its power to address the struggles of their everyday lives, often associated with spirits.

To learn more about the spiritual power of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection check out One Gospel for All Nations, written by Mission ONE Theologian in Residence, Jackson W.

African woman in the village in front of her house chickens around