John Bunyan Baptist Church has a special relationship with the Centre for Children in Crisis (CENCHIC), a small non governmental organisation in Nigeria which supports orphaned and vulnerable children.
CENCHIC was established in response to the crisis faced through HIV Aids which often leaves children orphaned and the wider family and carers in need of support to care for them.
One of the founders of CENCHIC is Michael Rowlands who, together with his wife Rahab were members of the John Bunyan Baptist Church for 4 years before returning to Nigeria to work full time with CENCHIC in 2009.
Since then the church’s commitment to the organisation has grown and it now provides the monthly salary of Michael to work as it’s Project Coordinator.
Based in Jos in Plateau State and working through a large team of local community volunteers, CENCHIC helps orphaned and vulnerable children to access education and training, supports family and carers and runs HIV awareness and preventative programmes.
CENCHIC has just been awarded the contract by Save the Children Fund to deliver a major project in an around Jos.
In November 2014 James Grote, then the minister of the Church, visited Michael and Rahab on a pastoral call and to see the work of CENCHIC himself.