LLEM International is trusting God that 2021 is going to be a great year and you are going to be seeing some new changes in how we communicate our vital work. But before I detail these changes, I want to tell you about our continuing work on the LLEM Basic School.

We are hard at work finishing the work on the LLEM Basic School and are getting ready for the school to open in the new year, although we are not quite sure yet when the school will open. Even after the roof is fully installed, we need to ensure that the COVID-19 situation in Nigeria is well under control. You can read about the latest COVID-19 statistics here. So far, there have been 83,576 cases and 1,247 deaths. Thankfully, Nigeria and many other parts of Africa have not been as hard hit as many other parts of the world, including the United States and Europe. LLEM is committed to opening the school as soon as it is deemed safe by the community. We have many good team members on the ground who will help ensure a smooth and safe opening when the time is right.

But in the meantime, we’re finishing up setting goals for 2021! One of our biggest goals is trying to get more people interested in helping us spread our mission. LLEM has a very dedicated team of advisory board members who our partners with us in our work. One of our goals for 2021 is to expand our advisory board to get more people spreading the work of God and talking about how God does not want these beautiful Nigerian kids to suffer. In 2021 we’re going to create a series of marketing materials, including a new professionally produced LLEM video, in hopes of getting more people to conduct outreach on our behalf. We’re also going to be doing more direct outreach to missionary-based congregations throughout the South in hopes of getting some new LLEM International volunteers. Will you be one of them?

Another goal for 2021 is to get more monthly sponsors for the LLEM “Sponsor a Child” program. If you are not familiar with this program, please check it out.