Geraldine Enweremadu with her mother, Betha. [Photo Courtesy of the Eastern Nigerian Union Conference]

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The Blind Can Read Too

Adventist Possibilities Ministries Donates Sets of Braille Bible

Nigeria | Eastern Nigerian Union Conference

Bringing Hope to the blind and hastening the soon coming of Jesus, the Adventist Possibilities Ministries of Eastern Nigerian Union Conference (ENUC) has presented sets of braille Bibles to enhance the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to the visually-challenged. The presentations were made as part of the year-end meeting of the ENUC. 

Solomon Nwaejike, director of Adventist Possibilities Ministries in Eastern Nigeria, said the braille Bible was a tool to give the visually impaired a sense of belonging and participation in our worship and mission. It will also deepen the impact of the Church in her mission to all the world, including those with visual challenges. 

Geraldine Enweremadu, a 16-year old girl from the Aba North Conference, received one of the four braille Bible sets. While expressing her delight at the gift, Geraldine demonstrated the use of the braille Bible by reading from Judges 2:1-3. Geraldine has been blind since she was one year old. She became blind because of a poorly managed eye surgery. 

Samuel Ogom from the Imo Conference also received a braille Bible. Ogom, though blind, has been a diligent Bible worker, sharing the gospel even with people blessed with the sense of sight. 

ENUC APM also donated a set of braille Bibles to Babcock University and Clifford University to be domiciled in their libraries. 

Left to Right, Pastor Bassey Udoh, ENUC President, Betha Enweremadu, Geraldine Enweremadu, Pastor Henry Nwankwo, President of Aba North Conference and Elder Solomon Nwaejike, ENUC Director of Adventist Possibilities Ministries.  [Photo Courtesy of the Eastern Nigerian Union Conference]

Left to Right, Pastor Bassey Udoh, ENUC President, Betha Enweremadu, Geraldine Enweremadu, Pastor Henry Nwankwo, President of Aba North Conference and Elder Solomon Nwaejike, ENUC Director of Adventist Possibilities Ministries. [Photo Courtesy of the Eastern Nigerian Union Conference]

 

While making the presentation, ENUC President Bassey Udoh reiterated the commitment of the Union to ministry to the physically challenged. “We have decided to go make disciples of all nations. We are reaching the deaf through sign language. Now we are also focusing on the blind using Braille and other tools,” he stressed. 

The Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Professor Ademola Tayo, on behalf of all beneficiaries, appreciated the Union for such a special gift given to them. “I want to thank the Union for such a powerful tool. When God said we should go to the world, He didn’t ask us to go to only those who can see. He asked us to go to the blind also. This is a powerful tool to help us reach out to the people that are really in need of this material. As an institution, we will make good use of this tool to the glory of God.”

Nwaejike added that the target of the ministry is to establish an Adventist Academy for Integrated Special Education so that the blind, deaf and physically challenged can be fully empowered - spiritually and mentally. “We want people like Geraldine to find a place for [a whole] education where they can also learn about Jesus”, he said. 

 

 

 

 

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