Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) from its inception has been vibrant in Evangelism, Soul winning and Church Planting. PENSA has also been impacting and touching lives in our societies through effective teaching, prayers, discipleship and raising of leaders who continue to raise high the banner of Christ and the Church.
The idea of deploying PENSA Alumni into mission Areas for their National Service and also to support the work of missions evolved from the annual Rural Evangelism undertaken by PENSA students in the various tertiary institutions across the country.The students go to these rural communities and spend at least a week or a month in these communities. They get involved in Evangelism, leadership training and Community development. They teach in the primary, Junior High and Senior High Schools. They engage the youth in sports, educational talks; run seminars on reproductive health and other social issues. They also organize free medical outreaches
to selected communities and also offer free health talks to these communities.
The impact on our students and on the communities has been phenomenal. Many have shown the passion to continue this kind of work for a year or so during their National Service and if possible, to continue a year or more before going into their chosen careers.
It is in this vain that the leadership of the Youth Ministry and PENSA felt the need to collaborate with National Service Secretariat (NSS) in the spirit which provided the statutory for the National Service Scheme to embark on this project.
In our quest to possess the nations for Christ in the coming years, we also want to look at how best we can raise and train the youth who have the passion for soul winning and church planting and deploy them to do their National Service in Rural Communities especially the Northern part of the Country and also among the Fulani’s where their gifts and intellectual capacities can be harnessed to win souls and also plant new
churches in these communities.
Against this backdrop, we have proposed the following as our working guide.