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Orphans In Desperate need of sponsorship

Right now, there are close to two million orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria whose lives have been devastated by the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time: HIV/AIDS. As a sponsor, you will bring hope and healing into their lives by providing them with access to food, shelter, education, and medical care.  

Cost of Sponsoring A Child:

Preschool & Under - $50/month

Elementary - $55/month

Junior High - $60/month

High School - $60/month

Trade School/College - $60/month

By choosing to sponsor an orphan in need, you are demonstrating that you care for the less privileged and the oppressed people in our world. We are grateful for your support and pray that you will choose to sponsor an orphan through Life Builders Ministries International. 

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Just Sponsored!

YEMISI KUSHIMO

NAME: YEMISI KUSHIMO

ID #: LC054/07

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 18, 2005

AGE: 16 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Yemisi is the youngest child of three and her father passed away. She is very smart and leads morning devotion at the boarding school. Sadly, she lost her sponsorship over a year ago and needs your help to finish her education. She prays that you will choose to sponsor her and help her complete high school!

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Just Sponsored!

NINIOLA ADEWUNMI

NAME: NINIOLA ADEWUNMI

ID #: LC016/13

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 3, 2003

AGE: 18 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Niniola is the second child of four and both of her parents passed away. Her mother died during childbirth and her father passed away last year in a car accident. She is one of the boarding students at Life Builders Academy and sadly lost her sponsorship over a year ago and needs your help to finish her education. She prays that you will choose to sponsor her and help her complete high school!

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Oluwanifemi ojo

NAME: OLUWANIFEMI OJO

ID #: LC003/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 13, 2010

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

On July 26, 2016, Oluwanifemi lost her father. On July 25, just before he left for work, his family was informed by phone that he had unexpectedly developed asthma. He had passed away before they got to the hospital. On July 26, his body was delivered to his home. Without her father, Oluwanifemi felt adrift. She was uncertain about how she would make it through the day, go to school, and what her future held in general. Oluwanifemi urgently needs your assistance. Since her father passed away, she needs a sponsor and support.

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Oluwatomisin Ojo

NAME: OLUWATOMISIN OJO

ID #: LC004/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 2, 2008

AGE: 15 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

On July 26, 2016, Oluwatomisin lost her father. On July 25, just before he left for work, his family was informed by phone that he had unexpectedly developed asthma. He had passed away before they got to the hospital. On July 26, his body was delivered to his home. For Oluwatomisin, this was disastrous. She had no one to turn to when other churchgoers in her congregation went to their fathers for aid when they needed it, and she had no one to help her with her assignments when she got home from school. She is concerned about how her mother will handle caring for three kids.

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JOY DAMILOLA

NAME: JOY DAMILOLA

ID #: LC005/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 9, 2007

AGE: 15 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Joy attends the Life Builder school. He stays on campus during the night. He is very respectful and takes his schoolwork seriously. He is active in his religion and academic institutions. He is regularly active and involved in numerous church activities. He is serious about his faith. Joy needs a sponsor.

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PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

NAME: PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC007/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2012

AGE: 10 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 4

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

On August 25, 2017, Prosper was in the living room with his father when he passed away. Now, only his mother is responsible for looking after Prosper and his three siblings. Prosper is unsure about how his mother will be able to pay for Prosper and his siblings' requirements like clothing and school supplies. His father used to contribute significantly before he died away to help cover those costs, but now that he is gone, the family is struggling a lot. Please pay attention to Prosper's pleas and assist him.

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LAWRENCE ADEBAYO Ogundipe

NAME: LAWRENCE ADEBAYO OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC010/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

AGE: 8 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Eight-year-old Lawrence was born into a three-person family. He is enrolled in Basic 3 right now. He lost his father on July 7, 2016. His father passed away in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, a neighboring nation. His father was ill, and he had visited several hospitals. Lawrence has experienced financial difficulties with his family ever since the death of his father. They struggle to afford both meals and the costs of attending school. In the name of God, Lawrence needs your help.

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David Opeyemi Ogundipe

NAME: DAVID OPEYEMI OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC009/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 10, 2008

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

David is 14 years old. He was born into a family of three. He is enrolled in Junior High School 1. His father died July 7th, 2016. His father died in a nearby country, Equatorial Guinea (Malabo). His father was sick and had been to multiple hospitals. Ever since the passing of his father, David and his family have struggled financially. They are struggling to pay school fees as well as afford meals. David needs your assistance in the name of God.

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Idowu Hannah Okebowale

NAME: IDOWU HANNAH OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC014/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 20, 2009

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 6

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Idowu is the third child out of five to be born. She is currently in Basic 6. Her father was an excellent man. He passed away on August 20, 2021. Heart failure caused her father's death. The family did everything they could to assist him and pay for his medical care, but he passed away in 2021. Financial hardships have plagued the family ever since his passing. Even though her mother is making every effort, she is alone. Idowu depends on you to help her.

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Taiwo anuoluwa okebowale

NAME: TAIWO ANUOLUWA OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC012/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 26, 2008

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

A family of five includes Taiwo as the second child. She is enrolled at Junior High School 2 right now. Her father was a devoted parent who provided for his family. He made every effort to provide for the welfare and upbringing of his children. His death occurred on August 20, 2021. Heart failure was the cause of her father's death. They did everything they could to support him and spent a lot of money on his medical bills, but he sadly passed away. The family experiences difficulties as a result. The kids are now enrolled in a public school. These days, paying for food and education is difficult. Help Taiwo and her family if you can.

Micheal Bolaji Abodunrin

NAME: MICHEAL BOLAJI ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC017/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBUARY 13, 2011

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 5

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

 

Michael, who is 11 years old, was born into a three-person family. In 2021, he lost his father. Michael's father was a decent man who provided for the family. As part of his vow to send them to whatever level of study in life, he paid their school tuition. Things have not been the same since his death. Heart failure caused his death. The children are exclusively cared for by Michael's mother. She has been attempting to enroll children in school in whatever way she can. Please, Michael needs your assistance. He has no one else but God.

Peculiar Mary Olatunde

NAME: PECULIAR MARY OLATUNDE

ID #: LC018/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 1 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

11-year-old Peculiar was born into a family with three other siblings. Currently, she attends Junior High School 1. The family was shocked by her father's passing because he had always been in good health. The father of Peculiar and her family passed away in a terrible accident while on his way to work. On February 25, 2022, he passed away. Peculiar had been feeling adrift ever since her father passed away. Her hopes for the future are dashed, and she is no longer able to pay for her studies. In the name of God, Peculiar needs your assistance.

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Caleb Olawale Olatunde

NAME: CALEB OLAWALE OLATUNDE

ID #: LC020/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 31, 2015

AGE: 7 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Caleb is only 7 years old. While on his way to deliver the gospel in a program, his father was killed in an accident. He made a commitment to always look after Caleb, but on February 25, 2022, he passed away. Being a kind man, Caleb's father always wanted his kids to do well in school and pass all their exams. Despite her best efforts, Caleb's mother is left on her own. Help Caleb, please.

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Hepzibah Oluwasikemi Olatunde

NAME: HEPZIBAH OLUWASIKEMI OLATUNDE

ID #: LC021/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

11-year-old Hepzibah was born into a family with three other siblings. Currently, she attends Junior High School 1. The family was shocked by her father's passing because he had always been in good health. On his way to work, Hepzibah's family lost their father in a deadly accident. On February 25, 2022, he passed away. Hepzibah has been feeling adrift ever since her father passed away. Her hopes for the future are dashed, and she is no longer able to pay for her studies. In the name of God, Hepzibah urgently needs your assistance.

Moses Gbolahan Abodunrin

NAME: MOSES GBOLAHAN ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC022/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 31, 2014

AGE: 9 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

8-year-old Moses was born into a family of three kids. He is in Elementary One. His father was an exceedingly kind and loving man. Cardiac arrest caused his death. When his father was still alive, he provided Moses with clothing and other items. Everything for Moses and his family has altered since he passed away. Moses is unsure about who will look after him, assist his mother, pay for his education, or otherwise support him as he matures. In the name of God, Moses needs your assistance.

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Elizabeth Oyindamola Abodunrin

NAME: ELIZABETH OYINDAMOLA ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC023/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 13, 2020

AGE: 3 YEARS

CLASS: KINDERGARTEN

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Elizabeth is only two years old. She is the third child to be born in a three-person family. Elizabeth is quite young and is unaware of her position. In the year 2021, her father suffered a heart arrest and passed away. Please, Elizabeth needs your assistance. Please consider sponsoring her. 

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Okunade Shammah Iseoluwa

NAME: OKUNADE SHAMMAH ISEOLUWA

ID #: LC026/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 29, 2011

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS:

COUNTRY: IBADAN STATE, NIGERIA

The youngest and last child born in his family, Okunade Shammah is only eleven years old. In 2015, while sleeping, his father passed away. His demise lacked a compelling cause. As his father agreed to pay for his studies, Okunade found this difficult. While striving to provide for her children, his mother also experienced health problems. She is a victim of a partial stroke. She emphasizes the health of her children despite her own health struggles. Please consider sponsoring Okunade. 

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Enitan Showunmi

NAME: ENITAN SHOWUNMI

ID #: LC002/11

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2011

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS:

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE

Enitan has just started her first year of junior high school after transferring from elementary. She is a very polite, cheerful girl who still aspires to become a nurse. She participates in her local church's children's choir and does well in school. She goes to Sunday School every week as well. She fervently asks the Lord to protect you, provide you his blessing, and, ideally, provide her with a sponsor.

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HICKS BABATUNDE JOHN

NAME: HICKS BABATUNDE JOHN

ID #: LC009/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBRUARY 6, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE

Hicks Babatunde John is a 13 year old boy who is the last born in his family. In 2016, his father passed away on his way to his sister's home. His family was looking for him and was unaware of his passing. They visited the police station, where they discovered his lifeless body. Hicks Babatunde John's father promised to sponsor his education, which is now impossible. Hicks Babatunde John's mother is a struggling single mother trying to make ends meet. She is no longer able to afford her children's education. Although times are hard, she is doing her best to feed their family. Hicks Babatunde John is in need of your financial and spiritual support.

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FAITH BLESSING TAIWO

NAME: FAITH BLESSING TAIWO

ID #: LC006/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 6, 2014

AGE: 9 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 5

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

Nine-year-old Faith Blessing Taiwo is the family's second child. After having a stroke, her father passed away in 2022. Faith and her family were having financial difficulties before her father passed away. Death prevented Faith's father from fulfilling his vow to contribute to her education. Although it is difficult, her mother tries to support the education of her kids. They receive no assistance from friends or family. Faith's mother is doing her best to raise her family, pay for food and education even without any assistance. Please, Faith is in need of your financial and spiritual support.

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SAMUEL IYINOLUWA TAIWO

NAME: SAMUEL IYINOLUWA TAIWO

ID #: LC007/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 22, 2017

AGE: 5 YEARS

CLASS: NURSERY 2

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

A five-year-old boy named Samuel is the family's third and last kid to be born. In the year 2022, his father suffered a stroke and passed away. Before his father's death, Samuel and his family were experiencing financial troubles. Due to his passing, Samuel's father was unable to fulfill his promise to support his studies. His mother makes an effort to support her children's education, despite how challenging it is. They don't have any help from friends or family. Even without any help, Samuel's mother is doing her best to support her family by paying for food and education. Please, Samuel needs your spiritual and financial help.

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ADEOLUWA MERCY TAIWO

NAME: ADEOLUWA MERCY TAIWO

ID #: LC008/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 6, 2010

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

Twelve-year-old Adeoluwa Mercy Taiwo is the oldest child and firstborn in his family.  In 2022, his father suffered a stroke and passed suddenly. Before his father passed away, Adeoluwa and his family were having financial problems. Adeoluwa's father had vowed to support Adeoluwa's schooling, but had passed away. His mother tries to fund her children's education, despite the challenges. Friends and family are unable to help them. Without any help, Adeoluwa's mother is doing her best to provide for her family's needs, including food and education. Please help Adeoluwa by providing both material and spiritual support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does My Sponsorship Last?

Most sponsors commit on an annual basis but renew their sponsorship each year. You can also choose to sponsor a child for a certain timeframe, such as until their high school or college graduation.

What Services Do We Offer?

We offer home-based, faith-centered care for orphans impacted by poverty through Christian schooling, access to medical services and provision of basic needs. 

Why Support Smaller Nonprofits?

 

Though not as big as most development and relief agencies, Life Builders has some unique features that most big organizations do not have. We are an indigenous/local response to local needs; we know our people very well and can serve them better than any foreign organization.

Why Nigeria?

The highest number of people in Africa infected with HIV/AIDS reside in Lagos, Nigeria. The number of HIV/AIDS orphans and homeless children in Lagos is more than the number of orphans and homeless children in Kenya or the entire Southern Africa.

How Many Gifts Can I Give My Sponsored Child?

Sponsors can donate birthday, Christmas and/or graduation gifts to their sponsored child. There is no minimum or maximum gift amount, however we encourage sponsors to donate around $30 per gift per child to keep amounts consistent throughout the program.

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Can I Purchase A Specific Gift For My Sponsored Orphan?

Our organization gives your special occasion gift money directly to your sponsored child to spend as they wish. However, sponsors can choose a specific item, such as a doll, book or toy car, and our staff will purchase this item and give it to your sponsored child.

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How does Life Builders procure funding?

Life Builders is funded by the Life Builders Hospital, grant foundations and generous donors.

What are the first steps to sponsoring an orphan?

Click ‘Sponsor Me’ for one of our orphans in need and fill out the form. Then set up your monthly donation cycle through NCF.

How many orphans have graduated college/trade school since the start of the sponsorship program?

Life Builders now has 57 college, trade school and Higher National Diploma graduates.

What is a Higher National Diploma?

 

A Higher National Diploma is equivalent to the US Masters Degree. Some career paths require this accreditation, such as a medical or science position. 

On average, how many patients are treated through Life Builders Hospital on an annual basis?

Over 2,000 patients receive treatment at our hospital each year. Since the opening of the first hospital, we have helped more than 10,000 people receive affordable healthcare.

How many small businesses have been helped through the Life Builders Small Business Loan Program?

Over 107 small business owners have benefited from the Life Builders microfinancing loan program.

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What is the total number of sponsored orphans since the organization was founded?

Life Builders has provided sponsorship to over 270 orphans since 2001.

How many widows have been employed and sponsored through Life Builders?

We have provided jobs and support for over 66 orphans since launching our program.

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How many orphans have graduated from Life Builders Academy?

Life Builders Academy now boasts 47 high school graduates from the sponsored orphan program.

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What grades does my sponsorship last through?

Orphans can be sponsored from birth through Higher National Diploma, however you can end your sponsorship at any level.

Should I sponsor my orphan through college or trade school?

This is a personal decision, however without your support, your sponsored child will not be able to attend higher education and will be limited in their future career.

What is the age range of sponsored orphans?

Currently, orphans range from birth to 25 years old and are sponsored from nursery to their Higher National Diploma certification.

How long is the school year in Nigeria?

Sponsored orphans attend school in trimesters with the first one starting in August and the third finishing in July. There is no gap in the summer.

How can donors help other than making financial contributions?

Signing up for ‘AmazonSmile’ is free. Designate your chosen organization as Life Builders Ministries International and we will receive a percentage of your purchase at no cost to you.

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Do I need to be involved in a church to sponsor an orphan?

Although we partner with local churches, you do not need to be involved in a church to sponsor an orphan. Anyone can help save lives!

Are there any requirements to sponsoring an orphan?

There is a monthly fee depending on your orphan’s age, but there are no other requirements.

Do I have to write to my orphan?

Although the orphans enjoy receiving letters, it is not mandatory to write to your sponsored child.

Do sponsors ever have the opportunity to meet their sponsored orphan?

Each year, the Life Builders Mission Team leads a trip to Lagos. If you are interested in traveling with the group, please reach out to us.

Does Lifebuilders have control of which schools each orphan attends?

Depending on the location of the orphan, the will attend Life Builders Academy, or another approved school where they will receive a quality education.

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What companies partner with Lifebuilders?

Local churches and donors partner with our organization to help fund life-changing projects in Lagos.

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How long has Lifebuilders been working within the community?

Life Builders was founded in 2001 and has been positively impacting the community ever since.

What are the future plans for Lifebuilders?

Life Builders continues to expand our organization to reach more orphans and widows in need and hopes to become self-sufficient in the future.

Is there a limit on how many orphans you can sponsor?

There is no limit on how many orphans you can sponsor.

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What sets you apart from other organizations in your community?

Unlike other organizations, we work within the community and know each member like family. We are still small but are able to see first-hand what their needs are.

How can I become more involved in Lifebuilders?

Volunteer, donate, host a fundraising event, or visit us!

What is Lifebuilders mission?

Building Lives for the Glory of God!

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What are Lifebuilders goals this year?

This year, we hope to provide healthcare to low-income communities through the new Alakuko Hospital Clinic.

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How much money do you need from donors to accomplish your goals?

Each project is different and requires different funding. We still need to raise $25,000 for the Alakuko Clinic.

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How can I keep up to date on Life Builders projects and goals?

Check our website and follow us on social media for the most up to date information.

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What kind of opportunities are offered to orphans that have graduated from the sponsorship program?

Graduates are trained to become self-sufficient and are supported by the Life Builders Small Business Loan Program to start their own businesses.

What does a typical day of school look like for an orphan?

A typical day includes core classes like STEM, and elective courses focused on specific disciplines that the students are interested in pursuing (art, music, sewing, writing).

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What happens to the children who do not receive sponsors?

They are unable to attend school and do not receive sufficient meals. Please consider sponsoring an orphan in need today!

How often to the founders visit the US?

Emmanuel and Blessing usually visit the Chicago-land area once per year, however this has been delayed due to the pandemic. They will return in Fall 2022.

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