As my wife and I traveled home to Nigeria several years ago, we began to learn that childhood friends and family members were dying due to a lack of simple, over-the-counter medications that are commonly available in the United States. We were heartbroken that such a simple thing should take the lives of people we love.
After seeing all these things, my wife and I came back and began praying about how to relieve the suffering of our people. The Lord opened the door for us to talk to several medical people in our local church, and they agreed to start going with us to Nigeria. The Living Hope Christian Ministries medical mission was born in 1989.
We reached out to our friends and church and received an outpouring of support. Pharmaceutical and medical supply companies were contacted to donate medications and medical supplies. Before long, doctors, nurses, optometrists, and lay missionaries from the church and other cities around the United States began teaming up with us, along with local workers and volunteers, to make the journey to bring healing medicines and medical treatment to the people in Nigeria.
While ministering to the people with medicine, I observed the need local pastors have for training and materials with which to serve the people. So I established pastors conferences, bringing speakers and conducting workshops designed to help equip and train local pastors on how to grow the people spiritually, knowing that strong leadership will have a positive impact on local communities.
As we helped the people of Nigeria, we realized that there is a great need for local medical clinics, schools, orphanages, widow residences, farms, and factories. Our hope and goal is to build a local hospital so that the rural communities can improve their health and enable them to provide basic needs for themselves.
– Dr. Sonny Acho, Founder