Our Next Mission Trip...
Hello, Welcome to the Calvary Mission Blog. Here we will discuss and inform you as we count down to our mission trip to Nigeria in April 2017. As you might probably know, we start planning this trip since April 2016, we started with fasting and prayers for the Lord to direct our paths to areas where we have our greatest need. After considering several locations, we finally settled on Nigeria. We identified an area with great need for health intervention in the Eastern Region of NIgeria. Over the course of the coming weeks we will be discussing the area where we are embarking for our mission. We heading to the Eziama Community in Osuama, Anara located in Isiala Mbano Local Government, Imo State.
Imo is one of the 36 states of Nigeria and is located in the South East of Nigeria with Owerri as its capital. Imo State is bordered by Abia State on the East, River Niger and Delta State to the West, Anambra State on the North and Rivers State to the South. The main cities in Imo State are Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe. The economy of the State depends primarily on agriculture and
The chief occupation of the people is farming. However, with a high population density and over farming the soil has been degraded and much of the native vegetation has disappeared. The cash crops include oil palm, raffia palm, rice, groundnut, melon, cotton, cocoa, rubber, maize, etc. food crops such as yam, cassava, cocoyam and maize are also produced in large quantities.
Imo State came into existence in 1976 along with other new states created under the leadership of the late military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammad, having been previously part of East-Central State. The state is named after the Imo River. In 1991 it was split into Abia State, and Ebonyi State. Imo state was created at Ngwoma and the meetings for the state creation which began after the Nigerian Civil War ended in 1970 were chaired by Chief S. E. Onukogu.