Luka & Felicia Bittrus

DIDO UMC supports a village in Nigeria, working closely with Luka Bittrus and the church he serves as a lay preacher.

Luka and Felecia Bittrus spoke to the DIDO UMC congregation on Sunday, July 14, about Nigeria, their worship and culture, and why our support for their causes and Christianity is important.  In a special meeting with the women of DIDO UMC, Felecia shared more details about the impact of the war mentioned below on their village, especially the women (many widows) and children.

War in Nigeria

UMC Church Burned

Recent war actions in Nigeria have destroyed the village of Yaukani, Nigeria, including the UMC church that Dido UMC supports as a missionary project.

Luka's family and most of the villagers have fled to safe areas and are in need of financial and material support.

DIDO UMC recently sent $1,200 to Luka to help with food and clothing for church members and villagers.

Numerous other non-Methodist churches and villages in the region have also been destroyed by the war.

There are pictures below of the "widows" from the war, and efforts to rebuild with UMC assistance for food, clothing, clean water, and electricity.