A different perspective on ministry— One that extends far beyond the walls of our churches and the confines of Sunday services. Since my youth, I have been passionate about making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

From a young age, I felt a calling to contribute to society in practical ways. One of my earliest involvements was with the Seventh Day Adventist Motherless Babies’ Home along Umuoba Road and another along Ngwua Road. Back then, we did not have social media; we simply gathered donations, including clothes, biscuits, and detergents, and visited these homes to provide support. I remember a touching moment when a crying baby, despite being instructed not to be carried, found comfort and slept peacefully in my arms after I broke the rules.

Practical Acts of Service:

Beyond donations, I also took practical steps to improve living conditions. At a remand home in Aom Street, I scrubbed toilets because cleanliness matters to dignity. I didn’t shy away from hands-on tasks, even while running a hospital with 40 beds. This commitment to service extended to medical outreach programs where we provided free treatment for conditions like epilepsy, ensuring that those in need received care and support.

Compassion Beyond Boundaries:

My ministry did not stop at conventional places. I reached out to a mad woman cooking by the roadside, offering her a dress and a moment of acknowledgment that touched her deeply. Similarly, I ventured into leper colonies, providing not just medical aid but also building homes and offering essentials like stockings and slippers. These experiences taught me that true ministry often happens in the most unexpected places, among those societies tend to forget.

Empowering the Next Generation:

Looking forward, my focus remains on empowering others to make a difference. Through initiatives like the Salimo Wits Foundation, I aim to support young people, particularly in the Niger Delta region, by providing opportunities for education and entrepreneurship. By addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality, we can pave the way for a brighter future.

Embracing a Life of Purpose:

As I continue to grow older, I find fulfillment in these acts of service. They are not just gestures but a way of life—an embodiment of the belief that each of us has a role to play in building a better society. Whether it’s advocating for social justice, supporting local communities, or empowering the next generation, there’s always something we can do.


Ministry is not confined to church pews or weekly services. It’s about how we live our lives and the impact we have on others. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, take practical steps toward positive change, and be a beacon of hope and compassion in your own corner of the world.

God bless you.

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