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Family and Friends of Latasha Parks seek help in sponsoring her mission trip to Nigeria.

I pray that this letter finds you doing well. Believing that it is God’s will for me, I will be going to Lagos, Nigeria on a short-term mission’s trip with fellow members of Singles Pleasing the Lord ministry. I am excited about the opportunity God has given me to serve and use the gifts he has given me to do this missions work. This letter will explain more about the trip and how you can support our mission and our team.
“Why Nigeria”, you might ask? Nigeria being the most populated country in Africa, has a population of over 162,000,000 where approximately 50% of the population belongs to the Muslim faith – while 40% are Christian -& 10% practice indigenous beliefs. Islam in Nigeria has witnessed a rise in the numbers of radical Islamic sects. These sects have sometimes resorted to the use of violence in an attempt to realize their ambitions on the wider Islamic and Nigerian populations as a whole.
THE URBAN AND RURAL AREAS OF NIGERIA ARE FULL OF PEOPLE IN DESPARATE SITUATIONS. Illness resulting from lack of access to clean water and unstable living conditions, POVERTY…
Poverty is a major reason many people join religious extremist groups. Almost half of all Africans live on less than $1 (USD) a day and the number of people living in poverty steadily increases each year. The number of children living in orphanages is staggering, and over 12,000,000 adults have died of AIDS leaving over 13,200,000 children orphaned in Africa. In addition, it is estimated that the African economy loses more than $12 billion USD a year because of malaria.
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