"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
It all began in 1993 when Cliff Jarrell traveled to Nigeria to serve a two year administrative commitment at the Nigerian Christian Hospital. Soon after arriving he came to the aid of an unwell young woman being tormented by a crowd. Little did he know she would later seek him out and hand him a bundle of dirty clothes. Feeling movement inside he unraveled the bundle and came face-to-face with a baby boy. Inspired by this life-changing event, Nigerian Christian Children's Home was born. Today about fifty children call this place "home" where they are loved and part of a family.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Since our beginning in 1993 we have cared for hundreds of children who would have not survived otherwise. Various circumstances bring children to us and we answer the call to serve them. In all aspects of life we teach about God and pray our children some day commit themselves to serving him.
It is our prayer for our children to grow and mature and to have purpose in their work to carry on life. Education is important to this development. On school days we travel thirty minutes each way in the family bus to Birthright Academy where the children receive a Christian education.
We are here to love and serve the most vulnerable children in the Port Harcourt area. With your generous donations you help provide the stability of a home that promotes Christ-centered living and family life that creates a sense of belonging.
Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation and that's what we do here in Nigeria. Each Sunday we open our home to friends and neighbors for a time of worship and fellowship. Afterward we share a simple meal with whatever the Lord provides.
"We're not an orphanage. It's our home and we do things like other families."
Cliff Jarrell, Missionary, Founder
As with all families, there is always something happening in our home. Our monthly newsletter is a great way to stay in touch. It's here we share our victories and challenges and ask you to keep our home, as we keep yours, lifted in prayer.
Love, Cliff and Nkiru