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P.O. Box 4890
Garki Area 10
Prince fled Nigeria in January of 2001 and ended up living in a refugee camp in Hungary. A handful of Calvary Chapel missionaries were reaching out to refugees in the camp helping with basic needs and holding Bible studies. Prince stood out to them as an extraordinary young man with God’s hand on his life and deep friendships with the missionaries soon developed. Within a year Prince found himself a student at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Vajta, Hungary. During 2 years of study and a year internship he was called by God to return to his native country and establish Calvary Chapel Abuja.
Prince is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Abuja. The Calvary Chapel style fellowship is unusual to many in the surrounding culture but the fruit of faithfully teaching God’s word is evident. Pastor Lawrence teaches through the Old Testament on Sunday mornings and the New Testament on Wednesday nights. He is assisted by a number of missionaries from various nations and is seeing many local people grow in their desire to worship and serve Jesus. Click here to visit Calvary Abuja’s website.
In 1991 Abuja was chosen to become the new capital of Nigeria because of its location near the center of the country. The population of Abuja is well over 1 million. The city was designed by a renowned Japanese architect who gave it the shape of a crescent to reflect the will of the Muslim faithful, who sanctioned this design. Abuja’s feature is Aso Rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion. “Aso” means “victorious” in the language of the now displaced Asokoro people (“the people of victory”).
Nigeria is located in Western Africa. Current estimates of Nigeria’s population are around 140 million, making this Africa’s most populous nation. Following 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The president faces the daunting task of rebuilding the economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. Depite substantial oil reserves the largest source of income is currently the agricultural sector which has failed to keep up with rapid population growth. Nigeria’s population is made up of over 250 ethnic groups. Islam is the religion claimed by 50% of the people, followed by 40% for Christianity and 10% indigenous beliefs.
If you are interested in supporting Prince please send gifts to the following address:
Calvary Chapel Corvallis
2125 NW Lester Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330
If you send a check please make it payable to “Calvary Chapel Corvallis” and put “Prince Lawrence” in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible.