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Our church's direct activity in Nigeria began in the spring of 2011 when we worked with Banyam Theological Seminary to construct a computer lab on-campus.  Since then, we have become more involved in the United Methodist Iowa-Nigeria Partnership.   First UMC members traveled to Nigeria in 2012 and 2015 to spend some time in the Bambur area, getting to know the people and discovering how a partnership could be a benefit to all.  Since our initial visit, we've been involved in the BTS scholarship fund and campus improvements.  Our most ambitious project to-date has been a three-way partnership with BTS and Living Faith Parish (Monona, IA) to build a medical clinic on the Banyam Seminary grounds.  The clinic was completed in 2015.  

To learn more about our work in Nigeria, explore the links below. 

Why Nigeria?

Banyam Seminary Projects


Our Visit

Iowa - Nigeria Partnership