Bishop Onuoha honored with prestigious NRB international award

Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha, founder and president of Vision Africa, was recently honored by National Religious Broadcasters with the prestigious NRB Award for International Individual Achievement for his leadership of Vision Africa Radio in southeast Nigeria.

The award, based on a thorough review by a panel of NRB International Committee judges, is presented annually to a non-U.S. resident who demonstrates a strong personal commitment to proclaiming Christ through electronic media.

Effective Christian radio ministry in Africa

Bishop Onuoha honored with prestigious NRB international award

Vision Africa Radio, which runs Love 104.1 FM in the city of Umuahia, broadcasts 24×7 in a region with a population of more than 20 million.

“Love 104.1 FM brings messages of hope, healing, reconciliation and education to Nigeria,” Bishop Onuoha said. “Since Love 104.1 FM began broadcasting in 2005, it has played a critical role in seeing thousands come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Marriages have been restored. God has used the station to ignite a great transformation across the region.”

NRB presented the award to Bishop Onuoha during an awards banquet at the organization’s annual conference in Nashville in February 2016. Three years earlier, the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards named Love 104.1 FM its Station of the Year in southeast Nigeria.

“The team of professional Christian broadcasters who operate the station are dedicated to sharing God’s love with excellence and with a passion for seeing many come to faith in Christ,” said Steven Ross, chairman of Vision Africa’s Board of Directors. “We are thankful that God has raised up a team committed not only to broadcasting the Gospel with uncompromising integrity, but also raising awareness about social issues such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, family values, the importance of education, respect for others and social order.”

In Memory of David Baxter

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Bishop Sunday Continues to Promote Peace and Reconciliation

Bishop Sunday Onuoha spoke at and was on a Panel Discussion at Global Peace Foundation Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Pictured above is Bishop Sunday with His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume (former President of Zanzibar), Khalifa Mohammed Al Shaer Suwaidi from Dunai, His Execellency Rupiah Banda (former President of Zamia), Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb from Dubai, and Ambassador Mussie Hailu (regional director of United Relations Initiative for Africa)

Pictured above is Bishop Sunday with His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume (former President of Zanzibar), Khalifa Mohammed Al Shaer Suwaidi from Dunai, His Execellency Rupiah Banda (former President of Zamia), Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb from Dubai, and Ambassador Mussie Hailu (regional director of United Relations Initiative for Africa)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

PEACE AND RECONCILIATION WORK CONTINUES

Bishop Sunday spoke at and sat on a panel discussion at the Global Peace Leadership Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania this week. It says a lot about Bishop Sunday and his work that he was asked to be one of the leaders of this conference. Zanzibar is about 90% Muslim. Participants at the Global Peace Foundation conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa. In addition to Bishop Sunday, facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S.

The Global Peace Foundation said “This timely and important gathering of top government, religious and business leaders and other influential public figures was convened in response to the grave challenge to the security and welfare of East Africa’s peoples”. The Global Peace Foundation (GPF), in partnership with the Government of Zanzibar, the East African Community and the International Authority on Development, convened this Global Peace Leadership Conference to promote peace, security and sustainable development in East Africa.

According to the GPF, the East African region has witnessed an alarming rise of intra-state and interstate conflicts in recent years and this has taken a huge toll in terms of human lives lost, the suffering of refugees and internally displaced people, as well as the destruction of much of the social fabric, physical infrastructure, and natural resources of the region (in particular within its coastal strip).

Eight former African Presidents were in attendance at the conference!


His Exellency Amani Abeid Karume and Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb with Bishop Sunday

His Exellency Amani Abeid Karume and Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb with Bishop Sunday

In addition to being a speaker and on a panel discussion, Bishop Sunday was also there to represent former Nigerian President Obasanjo.

Bishop Sunday was on a panel discussing how religious institutions can be used to build peace and mutual understanding, and as a speaker, his presentation outlined the elements that promote peace, security and sustainable development, including (i) how we must have leadership that accepts responsibility and is willing to take risks, (ii) how insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world, and (iii) what values we must preserve to hand over to youth and new young leaders.


Although participants at the WPF conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa, the facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S.  At this period of growing extremism, we must all work together to care for our world. Insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world. About 400 youths from the local community also attended the conference.

Although participants at the WPF conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa, the facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S. At this period of growing extremism, we must all work together to care for our world. Insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world. About 400 youths from the local community also attended the conference.


World Methodist Evangelism Institute (part of the World Methodist Council)

World Methodist Evangelism Institute (part of the World Methodist Council)

Next month, Bishop Sunday will be a featured speaker at The World Methodist Evangelism Institute (WMEI) in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the Nairobi conference will be “That the World May know Jesus Christ” and it invites the world church to focus on the contextual and eternal implications of the gospel. Bishop Sunday will be speaking on Muslin/Christian Relations.

Over 100 Leaders, including Methodist Bishops, Clergy, Lay and Evangelism Leaders will be in attendance. The WMEI is a ministry of the World Methodist Evangelism of the World Methodist Council and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Romans 14:19


Hear more about the World-Changing Activities of Bishop Sunday Onuohaat Vision Africa’s
2015 Celebration Dinner on October 8 at Park Cities Baptist Church
Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. – Mark Your Calendar
[more info to follow soon]

Vision Africa 2015 Golf Marathon a Big Success

VISION AFRICA 2015 GOLF MARATHON A BIG SUCCESS

Thank You To All Our Golfers and Sponsors

The Vision Africa 2015 Golf Marathon started with the initial golfers gathering at 11:30 a.m. on May 6 for registration, lunch, and this group picture

Vision Africa 2015 Golf Marathon a Big Success

Vision Africa 2015 Golf Marathon a Big Success

 

 

Chuck Anderson and Tom Leiser were our “Kings” of the Golf Marathon as they each completed 100 holes in our Golf Marathon (instead of 100 holes as a team).  Tom was quoted as saying “Once again, I was able to demonstrate my superior interest in the environment by exploring much more nature than Chuck did.”  And Tom bragged “I did break 600…..barely!!!”     

Tom Leiser and Chuck Anderson Ready to Tee Off at Vision Africa 2015 Golf Marathon

Chuck Anderson and Tom Leiser are Ready to Tee-Off on Their 1st of 200 Combined Holes of Golf

Amazingly, the first group landed all 12 of their golf balls within easy putting range of the first hole!!

First Group  Ready to play several balls on first green

First Group Ready to Putt Several Balls on First Green

 

Sand Trap Pic

Greg Barnes Shows Off his Sand Trap Skills

 

Long Distance Putting

Dr. Jim Sackett Shows Us Some Expert Long Distance Putting

 

Jim Shute and Friends

Jim Sackett, Rick Tubb and Michael Aikens Enjoying the Post Game Tex-Mex Dinner

 

Snack Chicks

Thank Goodness for the Snack Chicks (Beth Ross and Ugonna Onuoha)!

 

Steven Ross and Friends

Steven Ross with Jerry Davis, Dr Tom McDougal  and George Gunn

 

Two Vision Africa Golfers

Fearsome Twosome

 

 

Jack Cleaveland and Friends

Jack Cleaveland with Max Tucker and Bruce Gray  (Jack is on the IR list, so we only let him drive the golf cart for 100 holes!)

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Marlin Wilson - Post Game Dinner

Marlin Wilson with Jeff Fulton and Allen Van Valkenburg

Bishop Sunday Onuoha on Faith Communities’ Role in Improving Health

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Click for Full Article

Bishop Sunday recently posted a commentary on the website of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria. You can read the full commentary by clicking on the link at the end or the thumbnail image of the webpage.

“Faith communities have tremendous potential to improve health throughout the world. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will require us to take better advantage of the ground game that faith communities make possible.

Our partners in the international development community often mention the positive role that religious leaders and networks can play in support of health outcomes. Yet efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals have failed to systematically engage religious networks to full advantage. The faith community offers an asset that is inestimable in its potential for driving change: we have a deeply rooted and highly trusted ground game that reaches every village, no matter how small or remote. Faith communities hold a number of key tools to help accelerate the pace of maternal and child survival.  We have centuries of practice at “behavior change” and from our leadership to our rural pastors and imams we’re ready to make a difference for the health of our people!”

Read the full commentary….